All Colorado State Parks have entrance fees. All vehicles are required to have an entrance pass and some parks have walk-in fees.
Which Parks Pass is right for you?
Click on the park pass name to learn about purchasing requirements and options (including replacing lost or damaged passes).
Annual Affixed Vehicle Pass - $80 per vehicle. A Vehicle Annual Pass can be purchased at any time of year and is valid for a full 12 months of use. The pass is good through the last day of the month, one year from purchase. Purchase it online today!
Keep Colorado Wild Pass (Colorado Residents Only) - $29 Keep Colorado Wild Pass is added to annual vehicle registration through the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The $29 pass fee is included automatically unless you choose to opt out. This new annual pass gives all Coloradans access to state parks and the added benefit of supporting our great outdoors and wildlife in a meaningful way.
Family Annual Pass - $120 per pass. These passes are associated with an individual purchaser's address instead of a vehicle. The Family Annual pass can be moved between vehicles as long as any resident of the address associated with the pass is present.
Annual Affixed Vehicle Multiple Pass - $40 per vehicle. After purchase of an Annual Vehicle or Family Pass, vehicles in the same household are eligible for a discounted multiple pass. Valid dates for the multiple are the same as the Annual or Family pass originally purchased.
Aspen Leaf Pass - $70 per vehicle (CO Residents 64 years or older). The Aspen Leaf pass is available for purchase at any time of year and is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Aspen Leaf Multiple Pass - $35 per vehicle. After purchase of an Aspen Annual Pass, the senior must be in whole or part owner of additional vehicles to be eligible for a discounted multiple pass. Valid dates for the multiple are the same as the Aspen Leaf pass originally purchased.
Specialty Passes and Plates
Non-motor Vehicle Individual Passes - Both Individual Pass types below are required for anyone entering a state park by foot, bicycle, horseback, etc. except at Boyd Lake, Chatfield, Cherry Creek, Cheyenne Mountain and Lake Pueblo.
- Non-motor Vehicle Individual Daily Pass - $4 per day.
Park visitors 16 yrs or older must carry a current Individual Daily pass (physical or digital app) or use the upper panels of their annual pass to enter the park. Daily pass entry expires at noon the following day.
- Non-motor Vehicle Individual Annual Pass - $29 per year.
Park visitors 16 yrs or older, must carry a current Individual Annual pass (physical or digital app) or use the upper panels of their annual pass to enter the park. The annual pass also allows up to three additional park visitors to enter the park with the current pass holder.
Dog Off-Leash Area Pass (Cherry Creek and Chatfield only) - $25 annual or $3 per day
Columbine Pass - $14 (Disabled CO Residents only)
Colorado Disabled Veterans License Plate - no cost. See our Military Benefits page for more information.
Independence Pass - no cost (Disabled CO Resident veterans only). See our Military Benefits page for more information.
Centennial Pass - $14 (Income Eligible CO Residents only)
Blue Spruce Pass - Free (Disabled First Responder CO Residents only)
August Military Pass - no cost. For more information, see the Military Benefits page.
*In addition to the cost listed above, for entrance to Cherry Creek State Park, an annual $3 or $1 per day water basin authority pass is also required.
Where can you purchase your park pass?
How to Attach Your Affixed Park Pass to Your Vehicle
Annual Vehicle and Aspen Leaf Passes
All annual vehicle passes (except the Family Annual) must be permanently affixed to the customer's vehicle. Customers who purchase a Vehicle Annual or Aspen Leaf Pass will be provided a plastic sticker to affix their pass to their vehicle.
How to Display Specialty Hang Tag Passes in Your Vehicle
Since these passes are associated to an individual, not a vehicle, they may be moved from car-to-car as long as the passholder is present.
(Note: The passholder must be present with these passes, unlike the Family Annual Pass process described above)
Customers who purchase a Centennial, Columbine, Independence, Blue Spruce or August Military pass will be provided a reusable hang tag to display their pass. The pass can be secured in the hang tag by tucking the corners into the corner slits. For increased stability, it is recommended that passes be taped to the hang tag. If you are mailed your pass without a hangtag, the hangtag can be picked up free of charge at CPW offices or state park offices.
Discounts for buying in large quantities
Annual vehicle and family passes that are purchased in large quantities (at least 20) during a single sales transaction at a CPW location may receive the following discounts:
- If you purchase 20-49 passes = 20% discount
- If you purchase 50-99 passes = 25% discount
- If you purchase 100+ passes = 30% discount
*Aspen Leaf Passes are not available for bulk order discounts.
Redeeming Bulk Pass Vouchers
Customers can redeem a bulk pass voucher for their actual park pass at any CPW location or State Park. Vouchers CANNOT be redeemed online.
Customers wishing to get the quantity discount should contact their local CPW office or park
for additional information.