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Explore Colorado's national parks


Last updated 5/25/2021 at 10:41am

Kourtney mCCoy

Landscape view of the dunes and Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

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Colorado has a long-standing history with the National Park Service with its oldest protected lands established over 100 years ago. Its four national parks, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Great Sand Dunes, offer the perfect combination of history and beauty, which can be appreciated by visitors of all ages. If you have yet to cross any of Colorado parks off your bucket list, here are a few things you're missing out on.

Mesa Verde National Park is home to the famous cliff dwellings built by the Puebloan people around 550 A.D. The native...

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