By Anica Padilla

TRINIDAD, Colo. (CBS4) – Gov. Jared Polis officially opened Colorado’s newest state park on Friday. The 19,000 acre property near Trinidad, formerly known as Crazy French Ranch, is called Fishers Peak.

(credit: Michael Babnick Photography)

The Trust from Public Land and the Nature Conservancy last year pledged the $25 million needed to buy the property, after the state put down an initial $14.5 million.

Fishers Peak is Colorado’s 42nd state park and the second largest. The largest in the state is Forest State Park in the Medicine Bow Range of Northern Colorado.

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  1. TiredOfFools says:

    This is a wonderful addition to our state park system. It really is mostly wilderness and hopefully, it will remain that way.

    The Polis administration had little to do with this. Many groups and people worked for years to make the purchase from the previous owner.

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