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Seasonal Activities
Seasonal Activities
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Recreation at Colorado State Parks

With 42 parks from mountains to plains, you'll find the climate and the terrain you seek. 

Use the park finder to explore all the parks.

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Activities such as hiking and fishing happen year-round, but warm weather opens up even more opportunities, like geocaching​. Whatever activity you choose, be sure to experience Colorado's world-renowned blue skies and bright sunshine as you:

  • Discover Colorado wildlife such as moose and lynx, take up bird watching (we have some great parks along migratory routes), or hone your photography skills. Don't miss unique events like the Lesser Prairie chicken viewing opportunity. Visit the Events & Festivals page for listings.​​​

  • Feel the burst of adrenaline on a single track bike trail.

  • Grab your rod and tackle box for some great fishing spots and tournaments.

  • Load up the boat and head out for a fun-filled day on the water. 

  • In the fall, enjoy the colors.

  • In the winter, find snow in the high elevation parks and take the kids snow tubing or sledding.
​​To find more fun ideas and activities, check out our statewide Event Calendar!