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Celebrate the Holiday with an Outdoor Adventure on Fresh Air Friday

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife November 21, 2022

Escape the stress of shopping and turn Black Friday into a blue sky Friday, a green trees Friday, a white snow Friday — a Fresh Air Friday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is providing free entry to all state parks on November 25 in what has become an annual tradition of encouraging Coloradans to get out and give thanks.

This year marks the 8th annual Fresh Air Friday event, encouraging people to take time over Thanksgiving weekend to create new memories and spend more time outside. A Fresh Air Friday adventure can be as big or as small as you choose.


To begin planning your outdoor experience, 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. 


The day after Thanksgiving is a state holiday, and some park visitor centers may not be open or fully staffed. Enforcement personnel will patrol the parks, but visitor services may be limited. 


Throughout the year, CPW offers family-friendly activities, fun-filled adventures, and opportunities to learn and try new things at all of Colorado's state parks.

Visit the CPW Event Calendar to find a Fresh Air Friday activity near you. Please call the park visitor center ahead of your visit for hours, closures, or other information.