All four of our national parks in Colorado are dynamic places where even the wildest-feeling landscapes need our help at times to stay ecologically balanced and healthy. At National Park Trips, we feel traveling more sustainably on the way to and in our national parks is more important than ever. Since 2018, we have partnered with Boulder-based EcoVessel to spread the word about why using reusable water bottles, instead of single-use plastic bottles, during your national park vacation is a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint in the parks.
Along with raising awareness about the negative impacts of single-use plastic in the parks, there are many other initiatives to protect wild animals and the natural ecosystems inside Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison national parks and their surrounding landscapes. Here are some of them.