Tomorrow, Saturday 22nd, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day! Every national park in America will be fee-free tomorrow. That includes the 13 national parks we have here in Colorado.
Get out and enjoy the national parks that our beautiful state has to offer. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison has some of the most breathtaking views you’ll ever see, in any state. The Florissant Fossil Beds are a hidden gem in our backyard that most people have never heard of. The Great Sand Dunes are a gosh darn geological wonder! Seriously, how’d they get like that?
National Public Lands Day is also a great opportunity to volunteer at any of our amazing national parks. Dan and Lindsay McKenzie (these are two of the best people you’ll ever meet and I highly encourage that you start following their blog), of Follow Your Detour, wrote a great article about their experience of volunteering at Acadia National Park at the last NPLD. It’s definitely worth a read if you’re interested in volunteering yourself.
But volunteering or not, National Public Lands Day is a chance for all of us to get out and enjoy our land. The ability to visit these beautiful creations is one small, but important reason, why we’re the greatest country on earth.