Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) announces the Daily Vehicle Park Pass fee for each of Colorado’s 41 state parks will increase by one dollar effective March 1, 2020.
A Daily Vehicle Park Pass is now $9 for most parks, $10 for Chatfield, Boyd Lake and Eldorado Canyon state parks, and $11 for Cherry Creek (due to the Cherry Creek Water Basin Authority fee). Annual Park Pass and Commercial Park Pass entrance fees will remain unchanged in 2020.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approved the daily vehicle pass fee increase in January 2020 to help CPW manage the rise in property maintenance needs and operational costs associated with the growing number of park visitors.
As per the Future Generations Act, additional money from park license sales, passes and permits will go towards improving Colorado parks, lands and recreation. The bill also requires annual reporting of how fee increases are used; the 2019 Future Generations Act Report is available on the CPW website.
As the state’s population grows, so does the pressure on our natural resources. The vehicle fee increase is a helpful step to protect our natural resources for future generations, and ensure appropriate funding and programming for the conservation of our park lands.
For more information on choosing the right parks pass for you and your family, visit CPW’s Park Entrance Pass Information page.