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First Day Hikes
First Day Hikes
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First Day Hikes logoThis Jan.1, Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites all Coloradans to welcome in a new year by heading outside to enjoy the trails in a Colorado State Park. 

First Day Hikes offer a chance to start the new year right by getting people out for some exercise in nature. Each participating park offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the new year, with most parks offering guided hikes and some parks providing multiple options to choose from, allowing you to select the time and route you prefer.

    • Many parks are also offering refreshments and free giveaways for this event.
    • The hikes ​​are free but park visitors must possess a valid parks pass to participate. 
    • It is up to the individual park regarding reservations or RSVP. Please check each park's event details.​
    • All First Day Hikes will vary in ability levels and length depending on location and weather conditions.​​​​ 
    • Bring snacks and water, dress in layers and be prepared with traction and/or trekking poles for winter hiking in snow or on icy trails; if there is snow, consider bringing snowshoes. 

​​​We hope to see you kicking off the new year by enjoying a First Day Hike with us!​

Find a 2020​ First Day Hike Near You!

For a complete list of participating parks, check below before January 1!


State Forest First Day Hike January 1,2021
Friday, January 1

Start your year off right with a guided Snowshoe Hike. Leaving from the Moose Visitor Center at noon (12pm), we will hike the Gould Loop approximate ½ mile each way. For more information: or call (970) 723-8366.