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All Colorado state parks are offering free admission on Black Friday

Posted at 11:51 AM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 19:27:57-05

DENVER – Why get in line at a major retail store when you can go out and enjoy the natural beauty of our state this Black Friday?

That’s what Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are hoping you do a day after Thanksgiving, which is why they’re getting rid of admission fees at all 41 Colorado state parks this Friday.

Dubbed Fresh Air Friday, CPW is encouraging Colorado residents “to take some time this Thanksgiving weekend to explore the outdoors and make new memories with the people you love.”

Citing studies which show that spending time outdoors can improve focus, a decrease in fatigue and improve short-term memory, CPW officials want residents to enjoy the outdoors this Black Friday by exploring a state park, skiing in the high country, or perform any other activity that can get them outdoors.

IN PHOTOS: See all 42 Colorado state parks in their magnificent beauty

Looking for somewhere to go? CPW has a list of events for Fresh Air Friday. You can find the one nearest you by clicking here. If you’d like to share your experience outdoors, you’re encouraged to use the hashtag #FreshAirFriday.

Have family and friends visiting from out-of-state and don't know where to go? Find a state park near you here.