Colorado has 42 state parks, many wildlife preserves, plus parks devoted to the state's history. Visit these smaller parks to explore dinosaur dig sites, ancient cliff dwellings, mountain peaks and canyons.
There’s only one 14,000-foot peak in Colorado that you can reach by driving all the way up to the summit. It's 19 miles of hairpin turns to get donuts at the Summit House.
While Colorado’s national parks might steal the spotlight, its 41 state parks are often less crowded and just as beautiful. Here are eight of our favorite picks.
In the San Luis Valley, the “Cradle of Colorado” has the oldest church, Colorado’s first town, historic trains, historical sites, and agricultural riches.
In the center of Colorado, the story of the West has been preserved, much as the settlers found it.