DENVER - To celebrate the state of Colorado's 141st birthday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is going to offer free entrance at all 41 state parks.
The state's birthday is actually on August 1, but CPW will offer free entry on August 7.
Colorado Day was created by the state legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant.
"Colorado Day is an opportunity for everyone to get outside and experience the diverse natural beauty and recreational activities that all of the 41 state parks have to offer," said Gary Thorson, assistant director for information and education for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. "This day is also the agency's opportunity to say 'thank you' to all of our residents and visitors who enjoy our state parks for their continued support."
All other fees, including camping and reservations, will remain in effect on Aug. 7.
To get a look at the state parks, visit CPW's website.