Colorado National Parks and Mountains


Sand Dunes National ParkColorado offers unequaled natural mountain scenery, abundant wildlife, and more outdoor activities than you can imagine. The name Colorado comes from the spanish word "colorado" which means"reddish color." On August 1, 1876, President of Ulysses Grant proclaimed Colorado the 38th state.

Colorado's spectacular scenery extends from the Rocky Mountains National Park to the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Visitors flock to Colorado to enjoy the state's four national parks, five national monuments, and over forty state parks.

Rocky Mountain waterfallWhen planning a Colorado trip, Consider the following:

Park entrance fees vary throughout the state and are subjects to change.

Prem Patel
May 5, 2011