All Colorado State Parks have entrance fees. All vehicles are required to have an entrance pass and some parks have walk-in fees.
Parks Pass Updates
Centennial Park Passes purchased in 2020 will be accepted at Colorado state parks through the end of February 2021.
Starting in 2021, annual Centennial Park Passes will be valid from Mar. 1 - Mar. 31 of the following year instead of Jan. 1 - Dec. 31.
The revised dates now better align with other annual license timelines and financial tax cycles to ensure applicants can enjoy a full year of benefits with the pass.
Which Parks Pass is right for you?
Click on the parks pass name to learn about purchasing requirements and options (including replacing lost or damaged passes).
Annual Affixed Vehicle Pass - $80 per vehicle. Our Vehicle Annual Pass can now be purchased at any time of year and is valid for a full 12 months of use. The pass is good through the last day of the month, one year from purchase. Purchase it online today!
Family Annual Pass - $120 per person. These passes are associated with an individual purchaser's address instead of a vehicle. The Family Annual pass can be moved between vehicles as long as any resident of the address associated with the pass is present.
Annual Affixed Vehicle Multiple Pass - $40 per vehicle. After purchase of an Annual Vehicle or Family Pass, vehicles in same household are eligible for a discounted multiple pass.
Aspen Leaf Pass - $70 per vehicle (CO Residents 64 years or older). The Aspen Leaf pass is available for purchase at any time of year and is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Aspen Leaf Multiple Pass - $35 per vehicle. After purchase of Aspen Annual Pass, senior must be in whole or part owner of additional vehicles to be eligible for a discounted multiple pass.
Specialty Passes and Plates
Individual Daily Pass - $4 per day or carry annual pass receipt for any non-vehicle entry (by foot, bicycle, horseback, etc.) at: Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, Barr Lake, Castlewood Canyon, Crawford, Colorado State Forest, Eldorado Canyon, Eleven Mile, Elkhead Reservoir, Fishers Peak, Golden Gate Canyon, Harvey Gap, Highline Lake, Jackson Lake, James M. Robb - Colorado River, John Martin Reservoir, Lathrop, Lory, Mancos, Mueller, Navajo, North Sterling, Paonia, Pearl Lake, Ridgway, Rifle Gap, Rifle Falls, Roxborough, Spinney Mountain, St. Vrain, Stagecoach, Staunton, Steamboat Lake, Sweitzer Lake, Sylvan Lake, Trinidad Lake, Vega and Yampa River state parks.
Dog Off-Leash Area Pass (Cherry Creek and Chatfield only) - $25 annual or $3 per day
Columbine Pass - $14 (Disabled CO Residents only)
Colorado Disabled Veterans License Plate - no cost. See our Military Benefits page for more information.
Independence Pass - no cost (Disabled CO Resident veterans only). See our Military Benefits page for more information.
Centennial Pass - $14 (Income Eligible CO Residents only)
Blue Spruce Pass - Free (Disabled First Responder CO Residents only)
August Military Pass - no cost. For more information, see the Military Benefits page.
*In addition to the cost listed above, for entrance to Cherry Creek State Park, an annual $3 or $1 per day water basin authority pass is also required.
Where can you purchase your park pass?
How to Attach Your Affixed Park Pass to Your Vehicle
Annual Vehicle and Aspen Leaf Passes
All annual vehicle passes (including replacements and multiples) and Aspen Leaf Annual Passes (including lifetime/passport annuals, replacements and multiples) must be permanently affixed to the customer's vehicle.
Customers who purchase a Vehicle Annual or Aspen Leaf Pass will be provided a plastic sticker to affix their pass to their vehicle as described in the How to Affix Your Sticker Park Pass Instructions.
How to Display Specialty Hang Tag Passes in Your Vehicle
Centennial, Columbine, Blue Spruce, Independence, and August Military Passes
Since these passes are associated to an individual, not a vehicle, they may be moved from car-to-car as long as the passholder is present.
(Note: The passholder must be present with these passes, unlike the Family Annual Pass process described above)
Customers who purchase a Centennial, Columbine, Independence, Blue Spruce or August Military pass will be provided a reusable hang tag to display their pass. The pass can be secured in the hang tag by tucking the corners into the corner slits. For increased stability, passes can be taped to the hang tag.
Discounts for buying in large quantities
Annual vehicle and family passes that are purchased in large quantities (at least 20) during a single sales transaction at a state park facility may receive the following discounts:
- If you purchase 20-49 passes = 20% discount
- If you purchase 50-99 passes = 25% discount
- If you purchase 100+ passes = 30% discount