Generation Wild Partners on Colorado Parks & Wildlife Passport Program

August 28, 2023

School is back in session, but kids should continue playing and exploring the outdoors. 

As a continuation of its "Share This Wonder-Full World" campaign aimed to inspire parents to be their child's role model and to increase unstructured outdoor play, Generation Wild is jumping on the wagon for Colorado's Ultimate Road Trip and sharing fun ways that parents can get their kids outdoors well into the fall.

The Colorado Passport Program offered through Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) encourages families to visit our state's incredible parks and hatcheries. After visiting all state parks or all 15 hatcheries and receiving a passport stamp, children will receive prizes provided by CPW and Generation Wild.

To participate, simply:

  • Visit a state park or hatchery and ask for your free passport.
  • Challenge yourself to collect ALL the stamps. 
  • Use #COParksPassport and #GenerationWild to share your adventures.
  • Log your memories in the CPW Passport while traveling the state.
  • Finally, send a photo of page 58 of your passport certified by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife employee to collect your prizes.

Generation Wild will provide a water bottle with stickers and buttons for everyone who completes the Passport Program. In addition, those who collect all State Park stamps will receive an All-Star Patch, and those who collect stamps at all 15 Hatcheries will receive a mug.

DID YOU KNOW? Colorado residents can get a $29 Keep Colorado Wild Pass (a 60% savings from an Annual State Parks Pass) when registering their car, motorcycle, recreation vehicle, or light truck through the DMV to get car, bike, or foot entry into all Colorado state parks. The money raised from pass sales supports our local search and rescue teams, avalanche safety programs, wildlife conservation, and future outdoor learning opportunities.

Here are other accessible and free ways to enjoy the outdoors:

  • Families can check out a park pass and backpack from their local library, allowing entry into any Colorado State Park for up to seven days. The backpack includes binoculars, a wildlife viewing guide, a star guide, suggested activities, and more!
  • Take an "Awe Walk" or embrace the "Power of Awe" found in nature. As you walk outside, take time to notice the sights, sounds, smells, and other sensations you're experiencing. 
  • Generation Wild's 100 Things To Do Before You're 12 list is an excellent resource for accessible outdoor play ideas.

Generation Wild was created by Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to reconnect kids with nature by increasing the amount of time they spend outside in unstructured play — the kind of play that used to be way more common. The program is an integrated, statewide effort supported by a network of non-profit, public, and private partner organizations. In 12 Colorado communities, diverse, locally-based Generation Wild coalitions are creating equitable access to the outdoors with new places to play, outdoor programs, and pathways to leadership opportunities and jobs in the outdoors. For more information, follow Generation Wild on Facebook and Instagram. #GenerationWild #WonderFullWorld

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas, and a host of recreational programs. 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 for more information, and connect on Facebook and Instagram. #coloradoparksandwildlife #cpw #COParksPassport