Podcast: Keep Colorado Wild Pass

Starting on Jan. 1, 2023, Colorado residents can get a $29 Keep Colorado Wild Pass during their annual vehicle registration.
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As Coloradans, we treasure our outdoor lifestyle and state’s beauty. This new state park pass gives all Coloradans an easy way to invest in Colorado’s outdoors, wildlife and local communities in a meaningful way. Your contribution shows you care about Colorado and want to keep our landscapes healthy for current and future generations. Money raised will be used to protect wildlife habitats, search and rescue programs, avalanche safety, local outdoor community projects and more. 

​The Keep Colorado Wild Pass is an annual state park pass that:

  • ​Provides entry to all Colorado state parks​
  • Protects wildlife, lands and water
  • Supports search and rescue programs​​
  • Funds trails and local community projects
  • Helps make the outdoors safe and available to all​​

Quick ​Facts

  • ​The pass is only offered to Colorado residents during the Colorado vehicle registration process.​​
  • The $29 pass fee is included in the vehicle registration pricing total for each vehicle a resident owns unless they choose to decline.
  • Residents can decline the pass when registering a vehicle with the DMV online, through a kiosk or by notifying a customer service representative.
  • All regularly priced CPW park passes are still available to customers who are ineligible to buy a Keep Colorado Wild Pass.
  • ​​CPW launched a public engagement campaign to ask residents in disproportionately impacted communities about the use and affordability of state parks. Residents can share feedback by attending a focus group or by submitting an online comment form (in ​​English and Spanish).

​​For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions​.

Why is the Keep Colorado Wild Pass g​ood for Colorado?

As Coloradans, we treasure our outdoor lifestyle and state’s beauty. This new state park pass gives all Coloradans an easy way to invest in Colorado’s outdoors, wildlife and local communities in a meaningful way. Your contribution shows you care about Colorado and want to keep our landscapes healthy for current and future generations. Money raised will be used to protect wildlife habitats, search and rescue programs, avalanche awareness education, outdoor equity learning programs and more.

To learn more about the Keep Colorado Wild Pass, please visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.


Podcast hosted by Mark Johnson. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management.

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