Description - Colorado is world renowned for natural beauty and outdoor recreation. Visiting Colorado's state parks is an excellent way to gain access to the natural environment and the recreation opportunities created by it.
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Pearl Lake in autumn
- Colorado boasts state parks in all areas of the state. They support a vast array of attractions that include reservoirs, mountains, rock formations, rivers, beaches, campgrounds, picnic grounds, etc. There are 40 state parks in Colorado that provide access to the plains, mountains, canyons and valleys of the state. Most of the state parks are fee areas, where a day or annual pass is necessary to use the facilities.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities range the spectrum from backpacking to rock climbing. There are excellent opportunities for fishing, hiking, photography, camping and picnicking in many of the parks.
Climate - The climate of each state park depends on its elevation and surrounding terrain. A thorough synopsis of each parks climate is available under the description of the individual park.
The state parks are dispersed throughout the state. Refer to each individual park for its location.