Colorado National Parks and Monuments


Sand Dunes National ParkColorado offers unequaled natural mountain scenery, abundant with 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 Ulysses Grant proclaimed Colorado the 38th State.

Rocky Mountain waterfallColorado'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.

When planning a Colorado trip, consider the following:

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

Wesley Hammond
May 9, 2011
Colorado Parks