Colorado July 10, 2015
These 10 State Parks In Colorado Will Knock Your Socks Off
Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and explore — and what better way to explore than by checking out these 10 gorgeous state parks located in your own backyard?!
1.) Lory State Park
Located just west of Fort Collins, Lory State Park offers "mountain biking, hiking, picnicking and horseback riding amid some fabulous foothills scenery just minutes from Fort Collins and adjacent to Horsetooth Reservoir."
2.) Eleven Mile State Park
Best fishing in Colorado. Period.
3.) Eldorado Canyon State Park
Considered by many to be the gem of Boulder, Eldorado State Park offers a variety of family fun including hiking, climbing, and plenty of wildlife watching opportunities.
4.) Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Located 30 miles from Denver, Golden Gate Canyon is home to 12,000 acres of lush meadows, forests, and rocky ridges.
5.) Cherry Creek State Park
An oasis in the city, Cherry Creek is a nature lover's dream with its camping, boating, and horseback riding opportunities.
6.) Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Colorado Springs, Cheyenne Mountain State Park is home to 2,701 acres of unique prairie-to-peak ecosystems.
7.) Chatfield State Park
Lovers of water sports unite at Chatfield Reservoir!
8.) Mueller State Park
These photos are reason enough for Mueller to be one of our top 10 state parks!
9.) Roxbourough State Park
Hike amongst magnificent Fountain, Lyons, and Dakota Hogback rock formations at this gorgeous park!
10.) Barr Lake State Park
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life when you stroll the nearly 9 miles of scenic trail. Once you're finished, try your hand at the 12-lane archery range!
Which Colorado State Park is your favorite?