Debbie's Deals: How to see Colorado state parks and national parks for free

Posted at 4:00 AM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2019-01-31 10:33:31-05

Want to visit a Colorado state park or a national park for free? We can help!

Colorado State Parks

While the state parks sell entrance passes good for one day or one year, you can also get a free pass at 287 libraries across the state.

Each library in the "Check Out Colorado State Parks Program" has two passes to loan out and two "adventure" backpacks. The passes are good for up to seven days. The backpacks have park information and educational activities.

Learn more about the program here and find a participating library here. Learn more about the state parks here.

National Parks

National Parks offer free entry on several days each year and the next free days are November 11 and 12. Read more here.

If you have a fourth grader in your household, they can get a free national parks pass through the Every Kid in a Park program.

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