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Hello, Travelers! We have some sneak peeks and tips of the trade for our areas of colorful Colorado. Take a look and see what you find!

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News - April 20, 2017 Free Admission to Colorado's National Parks

Each year, the National Park Service sets aside several days or weekends for free admittance to celebrate our beautiful national parks and the great outdoors. Colorado is home to four national parks as well as many national and historic sites that make great day trip from our cabins or condos!

The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Third party fees are not included unless stated otherwise.

National parks are still very affordable, even on regular admission days; fees for most parks are under $30. Fourth graders across the country are eligible for a free year-long pass through the Every Kid in a Park program. Active duty military personnel, and citizens with a permanent disability can get also free passes.

2017 Free Admission Days - 

April 15-16 and 22-23: National Park Week - 

Book online now  (arrive April 20-25) with discount code NATPARK for 10% off your stay!

August 25: National Park Service Birthday

September 30: National Public Lands Day

November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

Visit these national parks just a few hours from our condos at Cascade Village near Durango, Colorado

1. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
2. Mesa Verde National Park

These national parks range from 20 minutes to a couple hours away from our cabins in the Pikes Peak region near Colorado Springs

1. Great Sand Dunes National Park
2. Rocky Mountain National Park
3. Florissant Fossil Beds - While the Fossil Beds aren’t a national park, they are considered a national monument and are nestled right next to many of our cabins.

To see a list of all of Colorado’s national parks, monuments and historical sites, click here.


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