Colorado State Parks

Colorado State Parks were made for the budget vacationer. Does the cost of Colorado vacation have you wondering if you can afford it? Then camping at Colorado State Parks is the answer!

Camping your way through Colorado is a great way to see the state on a budget. There is no shortage of campsites. Colorado Parks Campgrounds are scattered all over the mountains and plains. The Park system has over 42 parks and 4000 campsites.

Rent a park cabin

Colorado Parks are among the most beautiful places in North America. They are also one of the best recreational values in the State. All the State Parks charge a fee. The average nightly stay is $10.00 – $20.00

Rent a yurt in the Winter?

If you do not want to pitch a tent, you don’t have to. Recently the State has added cabins for rent in colorado state parks. They are rustic Cabins and Yurts in the Campgrounds.

You can rent a heated yurt. A yurt is a nomadic portable tent used by the Mongolian people. They are circular tents made of canvas surrounding wood lattice walls.

Yurt made a nice cozy romantic retreat. They are popular as an overnight shelter for cross-country skiers in the winter. The parks offer family-friendly settings, endless recreational opportunities. They make excellent base camps for exploring the secrets of Western Colorado on a budget

Here’s a section has a few of The Colorado State Parks to explore. Some of the park features and the things to do in each state park to make your visits even more enjoyable.

Rifle Falls State Park

Rifle Falls State Park falls has been described as one of the ten most beautiful waterfalls in the west according to Sunset Magazine. The beautiful triple waterfalls and intriguing caves are one of the secret gems of Western Colorado.

Steamboat Lake State Park

Steamboat Lake is one of the jewels of the Colorado Park system. It is surrounded by a beautiful alpine forest and in the shadows of snowcapped mountains.

Pikes Peak Colorado: America’s Mountain

Katherine Bates stood atop Pikes Peak Colorado and wrote a poem that would eventually become the song “America the Beautiful”. If you have ever visited this icon of the old…

Mancos State Park

Mancos State Park is a great alternative campsite for visitors to Mesa Verde National Park. It is only 12 miles from the park and it is much prettier and cooler….

Crawford State Park

Crawford State Park is located only 12 miles from the famous and spectacular north rim of the scenic Black Canyon of National Park. The state Park is surrounded by cattle…

Sylvan Lake State Park

Sylvan Lake State Park in the White River National Forest near Eagle Colorado is a true alpine gem, scenic getaway, and a trout fisherman paradise. Choose between tent site, rustic…

Rifle Falls State Park

The beautiful triple waterfalls and intriguing caves are one of the secret gems of Western Colorado. The falls has been described as one of the ten most beautiful waterfalls in…

Curecanti National Recreation Area

Curecanti National Recreation Area is a series of three dams on the Gunnison River built to provide irrigation and electrical power. An added benefit is recreation with a little bit…

Black Canyon of The Gunnison National Park

The Black Canyon of The Gunnison National Park is an awesome gorge. It is so deep, so sheer and so narrow that very little sunlight penetrates it depths. Driving to…

Mesa Verde National Park

The lost Cities of Mesa Verde National Park in Western Colorado were hidden in the isolated back country for 500 years, until one winter day in 1888, when two cowboys…

Dog-Friendly Denver

For a city, Denver’s not a bad place in which to be a dog. Lots of hotels and motels welcome four-legged travelers, and there’s plenty to do out of doors….