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Free State Park Admission Marks Colorado Birthday

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Peter Pereira of Centennial took this photo on June 12, 2013, of an elk on Trail Ridge Road at Rocky Mountain National Park."

Peter Pereira of Centennial took this photo on June 12, 2013, of an elk on Trail Ridge Road at Rocky Mountain National Park.”

DENVER (AP) – Admission to state parks is free Monday in Colorado’s annual tradition to marks its anniversary of statehood.

The state’s 42 state parks will still charge camping fees, but admission is free on Monday.

It will be a first “free day” for the state’s newest park, Staunton State Park near Pine. The park opened in May.

Colorado became a state on Aug. 1, 1876, under President Ulysses S. Grant.

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