Best Parks to Visit in Colorado

Posted by: admin January 9th, 2020

It is no secret that the beautiful state of Colorado boasts a plethora of stunning parks. With the towering Rocky Mountains serving as the anchor of the beauty, you will find an abundance of national, state and local parks in this state. Here are four of the best parks to visit while on your Colorado adventure.

Mueller State Park

Located just west of Colorado Springs, Mueller State Park covers over 5,000 acres. With 55 miles of trails, it is easy to find a place to hike, snowshoe, bike and more. Regardless of the season, Mueller State Park remains a popular destination for people who are looking to get out and connect with Mother Nature. The campgrounds are open all year long, giving visitors a place to experience the beauty of Colorado in the winter.

Sylvan Lake

This idyllic lake and park are located about 20 miles south of Eagle, deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The park is surrounded by the White River National Forest and is best known for its tranquil 42-acre lake. On the lake, you can enjoy a variety of recreational activities, such as boating and fishing. Make sure to check your vehicle before venturing into the national forest as worn tires are a risk outside of town.

Arkansas Headwaters State Park

With the Arkansas River as its centerpiece, this Salida gem is the ideal place for thrillseekers looking to brave the famous Colorado rapids. Visitors flock to Arkansas Headwaters State Park for the chance to go kayaking or white-water rafting. The park is also a world-class fishery, providing exceptional opportunities to catch brown and rainbow trout. Visitors can also camp, picnic, rock climb, hike and much more.

Eldorado Canyon State Park

Conveniently located just outside of Boulder, this outdoor haven features majestic sandstone cliffs that are simply waiting to be explored. Over 500 technical rock-climbing routes attract climbers from all over the world looking for the thrill of a lifetime. In the winter, visitors appreciate the ample opportunities to snowshoe and go cross-country skiing. During the peak summer months, the park can be very crowded, so be sure to plan ahead.

With so many park adventures to be had, Colorado is a true goldmine for when you want to get up close and personal with nature. The stunning natural beauty of Colorado's parks will truly blow you away. Best of all, all of these beautiful locations are within a two-hour drive from Frisco.

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