Colorado National Parks
Rocky Mountain National Park
1000 Hwy. 36
Estes Park, CO 80517
Rock Mountain National Park offers a picturesque landscape with high-mountain lakes and streams, peaks more than 14,000 feet high, thick evergreen forests, and thousands of acres of wildlife.
Open from Memorial Day to late autumn, Trail Ridge Road — topping out at 12,183 feet — is the highest continuous paved road in the United States. Get an unforgettable look at the top of the Rockies while taking this one-of-a-kind drive. Activities include biking, birding, camping, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking/backpacking, horseback riding, ice climbing, nature/interpretive trail, rock climbing/rappelling, scenic drive, scenic overlook, snowshoeing, and wildlife viewing.
Mesa Verde National Park
No.1 Navajo Hill
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330
Mesa Verde National Park, located in southwest Colorado near Cortez, is home to some of the most unique Ancestral Puebloan dwellings in the world. Well-preserved and well-studied, these dwellings have been inspiring interest in this ancient culture for more than 100 years. Enjoy a walking tour of Cliff Palace and other ancient dwellings, a drive through scenic byways, wildlife viewing, camping. The nearby town of Cortez offers a wide variety of accommodations, shopping and dining.
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
11999 State Highway 150
Mosca, CO 81146
Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado is home to the tallest dune towers in the United States, rising over 750 feet, at an elevation of 8,700 feet above sea level. Aside from the dunes, you'll find abundant hiking opportunities, as well as a four-wheel-drive trail along the challenging Medano Pass. Open year long, visitors will enjoy backpacking, camping, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, bird watching and guided tours.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
102 Elk Creek,
Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 641-2337 x205
Named for its sheer black walls of up to 2,700 feet, on this 53-mile stretch of narrow gorge, Black Canyon reveals millions of years of natural history. Black Canyon is a perfect destination trip for the entire family. Rigorous rock climbing or casual hikes will leave visitors in awe. Additional activities include auto touring, wildlife viewing, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking and stargazing.