Colorado became a state on August 1, 1876. The Colorado state parks celebrate statehood day by offering free admission to all 42 parks on the first Monday of August. This is a great way to explore a new state park without having to pay for a pass. You can learn more about all of the state parks on the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website. If you haven't already, be sure to pick up a CPW Passport at a park office. Get it stamped whenever you go to a state park or hatchery, and you'll have a chance to earn prizes!
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