Free events, stewardship projects and outdoor adventures at our state parks (see below) and at other locations are
being offered across the state to highlight the importance of our public lands.
You can also plan a visit to one of our 41 state parks and get outside on this special day!
For additional partner events and holiday information, visit the main
Colorado Public Lands Day website.
In May 2016, Colorado became the first state in the nation to establish a state holiday for our public lands when the Colorado General Assembly passed a bill establishing the third Saturday in May as "Colorado Public Lands Day."
The bill passed with bipartisan support and was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper. The inaugural event was celebrated on May 20, 2017.