This weekend everybody can enjoy the great outdoors for free.
Every dollar invested in Colorado’s national parks generates $10 in return. That’s the finding of a survey looking at 2012 tourism numbers.
The Obama administration says it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown.
Colorado is getting $2.2 million in federal funds to pay for a new trail link in a Denver-area network, and to improve access to Rocky Mountain National Park and Chimney Rock National Monument.