Free entry to all Colorado state parks Friday

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the busy winter holiday season, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting people to spend time outdoors this Friday. On Nov. 24, CPW will offer free entry to all Colorado state parks on Fresh Air Friday

This year marks the ninth annual Fresh Air Friday event, which encourages people to take some time over Thanksgiving weekend to create new outdoor memories and live life outside. A Fresh Air Friday celebration can be as big or as small of an outdoor adventure of choice. Visit the Colorado state park finder or use the free Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX) mobile app to discover local parks, trail systems and open spaces. 

Visitors should be aware that Friday is a state holiday, and some park visitor centers may not be open or fully staffed. Enforcement personnel will be patrolling the parks, but some visitor services may be limited. 

Call the park visitor center in advance for hours, closures or other information.

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