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.


Boats docked in Navajo State Park
Boats at Ridgway State Park
Boating in Pearl Lake State Park
Sailboats at Boyd Lake State Park in Loveland
Jet skiing at Jackson Lake State Park near Fort Morgan
Jet skiing at Lake Pueblo State Park in Pueblo
Jet skiing at Bonny Lake State Park near Burlington
Eldorado State Park in Eldorado Springs
Dusk at Roxborough State Park in Littleton
Fishing at Jackson Lake State Park near Fort Morgan
A yurt at Ridgway Lake State Park in Ridgway
Boyd Lake State Park in Loveland
Grand Mesa National Forest along the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway near Cedaredge
Vega State Park in Collbran
Castlewood Canyon State Park near Franktown
Sylvan Lake State Park in Eagle
Mancos State Park
John Martin Reservior State Park near Las Animas
The Front Range mountains and Barr Lake State Park in Brighton
Harvey Gap State Park near Rifle
The marina at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora
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:

• Lush meadows brimming with wildflowers at Vega State Park

• The expansive view of the Continental Divide from Golden Gate Canyon State Park’s Panorama Point Scenic Overlook

• Bald eagles raising their young in the trees of Barr Lake State Park

• Red rock formations that rip unexpectedly out of the greenery of Roxborough State Park

Rifle Falls State Park’s thunderous triple waterfall tumbling 70 feet

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!