Colorado State Parks

Woody Guthrie was right: This land really is your land. More than a third of Colorado’s 100,000 square miles belong to the people. Plan a Colorado vacation to discover your land, much of which can be found inside beautiful Colorado State Parks.


On a lake surrounded by an evergreen-covered slope, a canoe makes its way across the gray water
Boating in Pearl Lake State Park
A man splashes through the waves on a yellow Jet Ski on a blue lake with a rocky shore
Jet Skiing at Jackson Lake State Park near Fort Morgan
A few between the canon walls toward Colorado's plains. The walls are covered in red rock, and green and yellowing trees
Eldorado State Park in Eldorado Springs
The sun sets, casting the jagged red outcroppings of the park to slowly fall into shadow, surrounded by green trees
Dusk at Roxborough State Park in Littleton
Cotton-ball clouds in the sky are brilliantly reflected in the lake's still waters. A fisher stands on a pier and casts their line
Fishing at Jackson Lake State Park near Fort Morgan
Between two trees with the orange leaves of fall, a circular yurt is nestled beneath a mountain range
A yurt at Ridgway Lake State Park in Ridgway
A fiery orange sunset descends over a tree, picnic table and lake in an otherwise empty park
Boyd Lake State Park in Loveland
In the shadow of a tree colored hill, we see buildings, trees and a rocky trail populate a peaceful valley
Vega State Park in Collbran
Water frozen in midair drops from the top of a rocky ridge into the canyon below.
Castlewood Canyon State Park near Franktown
A still, blue lake is surrounded by green hills and leafy aspens.
Sylvan Lake State Park in Eagle
Gentle ripples cover a lake surrounded by grassy shores; a couple of snowtopped peaks sit on the far side
Mancos State Park
A wooden picnic table sits among green bushes on the shores of a windswept lake; a dam is in the distance
John Martin Reservior State Park near Las Animas
A bright, teal-colored lake sits peacefully beneath a blue sky with flatbottomed clouds floating by
Harvey Gap State Park near Rifle
Dozens of sailboats, motorboats and canoes line a pier. A trail to the pier is lined by a white fence.
The marina at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora
A tree with the brillant orange leaves of fall sits on the shore next to a lake, where fog drifts up on a cold but sunny morning
Navajo State Park near Ignacio

The natural beauty of the state is on full display at the numerous Colorado State Parks, from breathtaking scenery to wildlife habitats:

With millions of acres of public lands, Colorado gives you lots of options and lots of room to play. Live your Colorado vacation to the fullest by exploring these parks’ year-round activities: fishing, hiking, camping, backpacking, boating, rock climbing, biking, skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, wildlife watching, taking scenic drives and so much more.

A Colorado State Parks Pass is the ticket to endless exploration of the land of Colorado!

Featured Destinations

Visit Colorado Springs

Exquisite natural landscapes, rich Western history and impressive cultural offerings are just a few things that attract visitors from near and far to Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak one hour from Denver.

Visit Montrose

Perched on Colorado’s Western Slope, Montrose is a year-round hub for outdoor adventure and to experience the grandeur of Black Canyon National Park.