The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the 105-mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. The Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. (more…)

Colorado National and State Parks and Recreation

The Colorado State Parks system integrates outdoor recreation with tourism. There are currently forty-two parks open to the public, there are two in development. Colorado State Parks host over eleven million visitors each year. Colorado State Parks celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2009.

This agency also takes lead in managing Colorado’s boating, off-highway vehicle, snowmobile, river-outfitter licensing, and trails programs.

National Parks

State Parks

State Forests

  • State Fish Hatcherys

State Wildlife Areas

  • Spanish Peaks Wildlife Area

State Fish Hatcherys


National Forests

National Historic Landmark

National Wildlife Refuge Areas

  • Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge

National Recreation Areas

Colorado Wilderness Areas

There are 41 wilderness areas in the state of Colorado.

  • Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness
  • Buffalo Peaks Wilderness
  • Byers Peak Wilderness
  • Cache La Poudre Wilderness
  • Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
  • Comanche Peak Wilderness
  • Dolores River Canyon
  • Dominguez Canyon Wilderness
  • Eagles Nest Wilderness
  • Flat Tops Wilderness Area
  • Fossil Ridge Wilderness
  • Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness
  • Gunnison Gorge Wilderness
  • Holy Cross Wilderness
  • Hunter–Fryingpan Wilderness
  • Indian Peaks Wilderness
  • James Peak Wilderness
  • La Garita Wilderness
  • Lizard Head Wilderness
  • Lost Creek Wilderness
  • Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness
  • Mesa Verde Wilderness
  • Mount Evans Wilderness
  • Mount Massive Wilderness
  • Mount Sneffels Wilderness
  • Mount Zirkel Wilderness
  • Neota Wilderness
  • Never Summer Wilderness
  • Platte River Wilderness
  • Powderhorn Wilderness
  • Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness
  • Raggeds Wilderness
  • Rawah Wilderness
  • Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
  • Sarvis Creek Wilderness
  • South San Juan Wilderness
  • Spanish Peaks Wilderness
  • Uncompahgre Wilderness
  • Vasquez Peak Wilderness
  • Weminuche Wilderness
  • West Elk Wilderness