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Outdoor Recreation
Outdoor Recreation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Colorado loves playing in the dirt. Come play outside with us.

Our world-renowned blue skies and scenic outdoors are waiting. Pick an activity below to learn more.


Looking for places to camp, or ​parks near you?

​​​​​​Mountain Biking, Road Biking, and Family Biking suggestions.​​​Buy A parks pass.. ​​​Find/Visit a State Park.​​​
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​​​​​Try all of the recreation activities Colorado has to offer in one place, over one weekend, for free!

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold the inaugural Outdoor Adventure Expo​ at Cherry Creek State Park the weekend of September 23-24, 2017.

New adventures begin here with three separate recreation areas (Outdoor, Shooting, and Water) which offer archery, biking, fishing, OHV rides, paddleboarding, rock climbing, sailing, shooting and more!​​​​​​​​

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Things to do Outside

Archery in state parks Mountain Biking, Road Biking, and Family Biking suggestions. Suggested birding spots. Motorized and non-motorized boating information. Plan your next camping trip. Dog-friendly parks and activities. Find a festival or event. Suggested hikes and drives to see the colorado fall colors. Go fish! Colorado offers 35 species of fish amongst our resevoirs, streams, and lakes. Geocaching at Colorado State Parks. Gold panning opportunities at Colorado State Parks. Tour a Colorado fish hatchery and  learn about how CPW protects endangered fish and manages the ecology of Colorado's waters. Hiking information. Parks with horseback riding trails and facilities. Colorado offers many big game, small game, turkey, and waterfowl hunting opportunities. Kayaking information. ATV, Motorcycle, and Snowmobile recreating information. Paddleboarding information. Rock climbing information. Shooting range information for archery and firearms. Ice skating and sledding. Cross country skiing and Snoeshoeing information. Snowmobiling The best places in Colorado's State Parks to spend an evening staring at the sky. Colorado State Parks suggested swimming locations & beaches. Interested in having your wedding or reception at a beautiful Colorado State Park? Spring wildflower viewing information. Wildlife viewing information and events. Winter lodging for cozy vacations, hut trips, etc.
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