Colorado State Parks

Paul and Lindy Helzer took this photo in Roxborough State Park on the Fountain Valley Trail in October 2009.

Top Colorado State Parks Near Denver

There are more than 40 state parks in Colorado with more than 500 miles of trails and 4,000 campsites, and each is a little bit different.


"Operation Dry Water" will be in effect June 24-26. (credit: CBS)

State Parks Dive Into ‘Operation Dry Water’

Boaters planning to hit the water this weekend are urged to leave their drink on the shore. Colorado State Parks have signed on for “Operation Dry Water.”


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Colorado State Parks Joins Crackdown On Drunken Boaters

State parks officials are aiming for a dry summer on Colorado lakes.



Hickenlooper To Sign Parks-Wildlife Merger Into Law

A money-saving bill to merge the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks is awaiting the governor’s signature.


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Colorado Parks Discounts Reduced For Seniors

Prices for senior state parks passes are going up because of budget cuts.


Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Marks 100 Days As Governor

When Democrat John Hickenlooper took office in January, he promised a laser-like focus on jobs and the economy. On Thursday, as he marked his first 100 days, he said that’s still his top priority.


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Senate Leader Takes Closer Look At Planned Merger

Colorado Senate President Brandon Shaffer is asking sponsors of a bill that would merge the state wildlife and parks agencies to delay a vote so he can take another look at it.


Colorado May Close State Parks, Lease For Drilling

State parks in Colorado may be closed, while others could be opened up for oil and gas drilling to raise money for the cash-strapped parks system.



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