Colorado State Parks Offers Free Admission on Black Friday

The special holiday promotion encourages Colorado residents to hike, fish, hunt or enjoy other winter activities at a Colorado state park as an alternative to hitting the malls or simply as a way to unwind after a morning of shopping.
Black Friday shoppers set up camp. Photo courtesy News 7.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites you to escape the retail wilderness and explore the great outdoors this Black Friday. Photo courtesy News 7.

Black Friday. It’s the ultimate shopper’s safari, and a day that can challenge even the most skilled and adventurous consumers. The bravest adventure seekers will trek deep into urban corridors, setting up base camps along the frozen sidewalks of malls and big-box stores. They come for the thrill of opening day of the shopping season, where only the hunters with the sharpest aim will bag bargains amid the herds of holiday shoppers. It’s a harsh and unforgiving environment where only those with the keenest navigation and survival skills will return home victorious from the retail wilderness.

Thankfully, for those seeking a little less adventure on Black Friday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites residents to explore a much tamer environment: the great outdoors.

As part of its “#FreshAirFriday” promotion with Great Outdoors Colorado, CPW will offer free admission at all of its 42 state parks on Black Friday, Nov. 27. The special holiday promotion encourages Colorado residents to hike, fish, hunt or enjoy other winter activities at a Colorado state park as an alternative to hitting the malls or simply as a way to unwind after a morning of shopping. A hike at a state park is also a great way to burn off those Thanksgiving calories while exploring the beauty and tranquility of Colorado’s backcountry.

Although admission to state parks is free, licenses, special permits or reservations are required for visitors wishing to hunt or fish on state park properties.

For more information about this special holiday promotion, visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.

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