By Jesse Sarles

DENVER (CBS4) – To celebrate Colorado Day, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free admission to 41 state parks on Monday. Although officials recognize this annual holiday on Aug. 1, state park administrators celebrate the occasion with free entrance on the first Monday of August.

Rifle Falls State Park

Rifle Falls State Park (credit: CBS)

“Colorado Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the natural beauty of our state and spend time outside. Coloradans have a rich tradition of embracing an outdoor lifestyle, and our state parks offer a variety of outdoor activities that people of all ages and physical levels can enjoy,” State Trails Program Manager Fletcher Jacobs said in a prepared statement.

Eldorado Canyon State Park (credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus)

All other park fees remain in effect, including camping reservations, boat and off-highway vehicle registrations, and hunting and fishing licenses.

CPW is also offering active duty and veterans free admission to all state parks for the entire month of August. Military members and veterans can pick up a free August Military Pass at any Colorado state park or CPW office by showing proof of military service.

LINK: Colorado State Parks

Colorado celebrated its 144th birthday on Saturday.

Jesse Sarles

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