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Celebrate the Holiday with an Outdoor Adventure on Fresh Air Friday

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife November 23, 2021

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the busy winter holiday season, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites people to escape the stress of shopping and planning to spend time outdoors.

On November 26, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is pleased to offer free entry to all Colorado state parks on Fresh Air Friday

This year marks the 7th annual Fresh Air Friday event that encourages people to take some time over Thanksgiving weekend to create new outdoor memories and live life 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. 


Visitors should be aware that the day after Thanksgiving is a state holiday and some park visitor centers may not be open or fully staffed. Enforcement personnel will be patrolling 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.