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Explore Colorful Colorado for Free

Thanks to a partnership between the Colorado State Library and Colorado Parks and Wildlife you can explore Colorado’s State Parks for free. Your local library, as well as libraries all across Colorado, are now offering Check Out Colorado backpacks which include:

  • 1 state park pass hang tag for the rear-view mirror
  • 1 Guide to Your 42 State Parks
  • 1 set of binoculars
  • 1 Colorado Wildlife Guide
  • 1 activity ideas list
  • 1 Colorado Trees and Wildflower Guide
  • 1 program evaluation card
  • CO State Park Backpack

Check Out

Backpacks are available on a first come first serve basis and cannot be placed on hold.

Backpacks can be checked out for 7 days. Click here to check availability.

Check In

Please check the backpack in with a High Plains Library District Staff member.

3 easy steps to the State Parks

  • Use the pass to get into a state park for FREE.
  • Use the backpack to explore a state park and see what you can learn.
  • Share a photo with #CheckOutColorado & #MyHPLD on Twitter or Instagram.

Click here to find your nearest library and start exploring Colorful Colorado!

These are just 4 of the 42 amazing State Parks in Colorado

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Click here for a list of Colorado’s 42 State Parks.

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