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Free Colorado State Parks Pass: Check out a backpack from the library!

Free Colorado State Parks Pass: Check out a backpack from the library!

Did you know you can check out a FREE Colorado State Parks Pass from your Colorado library? Not only that, but you also receive a loaner backpack that has lots of fun activities for Denver kids.

Be sure to also check out Colorado State Parks Bucket List Adventure Guide before you begin your adventures! 

Free Colorado State Park Pass Backpack

Library Backpack

  1. Check out a state park pass and backpack from your local library.
  2. Use the pass to get into a state park for FREE
  3. Use the backpack to explore a nearby state park and see what you can learn. The backpack includes binoculars, a wildlife viewing guide, a Colorado bird guide, a tree and wildflower identification guide, a star guide, a park brochure, a suggested activities list and the Leave No Trace outdoor ethics principles.
  4. Share a photo with #CheckOutColorado on Twitter or Instagram.

Hike or bike the multi-use trails, find wildlife in their natural surroundings, visit a nature center or bring a picnic. With a license or camping reservation, you can try fishing or camp out overnight.

The park pass is good for entry into any Colorado State Park for up to seven days but does not give any discounts for camping, programs, licenses, etc. Place it as a hang tag on your rear view mirror so that it is visible in your car. Visit your local library or check the Participating Libraries List to find a library near you.  

More Free Fun at Denver Libraries

We recently shared that Denver’s only toy library–where you can check out a whole array of items including educational toys, games, puzzles and costume–has reopened.

But did you know you can check out so much more from the Denver Public Library, including Chrome Books, a sewing machine  Go-Pro and more. The Denver Public Library has partnered with nearby cultural institutions to offer museum admission and theatre tickets for DPL cardholders. Learn more here


ideaLAB’s MakerCamp are a free opportunity for youth to do a deeper dive to explore specific projects and learn new skills, tools, or technology at various public library locations. ideaLABs are makerspaces: free community spaces to make things. Do you need to produce videos, create games, make music, or learn about electronics?  They aim to provide the tools and resources you need to make your projects happen. Learn more here

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