Checkout Colorado State Park Pass


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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a really cool program. You can now use your library card at participating libraries to checkout Colorado State Park Pass. Along with the park pass you get a backpack with a guide and tools about how to better enjoy Colorado State Parks. This is a really cool program, I hope people take advantage of it. If you try it, please comment on your experiences below. I am sure many others would like to know how it turns out.

Here are the official details to checkout Colorado State Park Pass.


Check Out a Pass and Backpack at Colorado Libraries

About the Program

Checkout Colorado State Park Pass - 2016 Hang Tag
This program is a partnership with the Colorado Department of Education, State Library, local library systems, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. It is meant to encourage Coloradans to visit our State Parks and experience all of the great outdoor recreation that this state has to offer.
Starting June 20, 2016, libraries across the state are offering two “Check Out State Parks” passes, each for distribution with an activity backpack containing binoculars, brochures and other educational materials to library patrons.

3 Easy Steps to Colorado Outdoor Adventure

Library backpack and pass

  1. Use the pass to get into a state park for FREE.
  2. Use the backpack to explore a nearby state park and see what you can learn.
  3. Share a photo with #CheckOutColorado on Twitter or Instagram.

Hike or bike the multi-use trails, find wildlife in their natural surroundings, visit a nature center or bring a picnic. With a license or camping reservation, you can try fishing or camp out overnight.

To plan your trip, use the parks brochure or park finder.

How to Use Colorado State Park Pass

  • The park pass is good for entry into any Colorado State Park for up to seven days.
  • The pass is is a hang tag for the rear view mirror and must be visible in the library patron’s car.
  • The pass does not give any discounts for camping, programs, licenses, etc.
  • The backpack includes binoculars, a wildlife viewing guide, a tree and wildflower identification guide, a park brochure, suggested activities list and the Leave No Trace outdoor ethics principles.

Checkout Colorado State Park Pass at Participating Libraries

Visit your local library or check the Participating Libraries List to find a library near you.


This is a really cool opportunity to get out there to go camping and explore Colorado State Parks. Make the most out of it!

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