Did you know that starting in 2023, Coloradans can get a Keep Colorado Wild Pass for $29 when they register their car?
This pass provides entry to all Colorado state parks and supports important conservation work throughout the state. Through Colorado Parks and Wildlife, funding from the pass will go towards state park maintenance, backcountry search and rescue teams, avalanche safety programs, and wildlife habitat conservation.
The pass is offered during the annual vehicle registration process through the Department of Motor Vehicles, and will be automatically applied unless the car owner opts out.
Wow! An annual state parks pass is usually $80, so we at Cottonwood Institute are so excited for more Coloradans to have an easy and more affordable way to explore their parks. We love going on field days to nearby sites at Roxborough, Golden Gate, and Staunton.
Looking for a way to use your Keep Colorado Wild Pass? Check out these nearby resources:
- Have a picnic at Cherry Creek
- Catch a fish at St. Vrain State Park
- Learn about natural history at Castlewood Canyon
- Mountain bike at Mueller
- Stay in a yurt at State Forest State Park
Check out all the state parks here! Many are within a 1-hour drive of the Front Range.