All Colorado national parks free for veterans, military members on Veterans Day

DENVER – In honor of Veterans Day, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free admission to all our state parks for veterans and active duty members of the military, military reserve and National Guard.

On November 11, any member of the military forces – past and present – can get in with their families or friends for free to any of Colorado’s 41 state parks.

“CPW is proud to thank our veterans and military members by offering free admission to our state parks this Veterans Day,” said CPW Director Bob Broscheid. “We invite the men and women who serve or have served our country in the armed forces to enjoy our state parks as a small gesture of our appreciation for their service.”

Boating, camping, water rafting, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing are just some of the things you can enjoy at our state parks.

If you’d like to find a state park near you, click here.

Military members and veterans must show proof of military service at the park gate.

Don't have a military ID? Here are other things you can bring with you to get in for free: 

  • Applicable DD Form
  • Veterans Affairs health identification card
  • A current Colorado Driver’s License or state-issued identification card with the veteran seal printed on it


All other park fees, such as camping and fishing fees, still apply, CPW officials said

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