Hikers in Colorado have the option of going on an all-inclusive hiking trip.
In the mountains, they’ll hike with hiking boots and harnesses, while in the city, they can walk barefoot on sidewalks.
The National Park Service has a special hiking season to keep visitors coming back, and now, it’s introducing an all inclusive hiking season for Colorado’s national parks.
Starting Friday, March 8, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will allow for unlimited hikes and hike-and-bike trips from any Colorado park and any park in the state.
The agency said it’s working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and local groups to develop an all inclusive program that is designed to keep the outdoors accessible to everyone.
Colorado has more than 1,400 parks, including some of the state’s most popular destinations like Yosemite, Colorado’s largest national park.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with hiking in Colorado, this is the first season the state has added this type of hiking season, said John Stiles, CDOT’s director of public works.
The program will be available for all the state parks and recreational areas, including Mammoth Lakes National Park and the Grand Canyon National Park.
CDOT will be able to host the program for up to five days per week.
For more information about the program, visit the Colorado Parks & Recreation website.
“Colorado’s parks are so spectacular, and it’s such a great state to be in,” Stiles said.
“Hiking can be so great in these places.
We want to provide that excitement for everyone.”
Colorado’s hiking season is not limited to one park, but it is limited to six weeks, starting Friday, according to CDOT.
Hiking in Colorado can be both a fun experience for everyone and a great way to meet new friends and meet new trails.
Stiles encouraged visitors to hike, walk and bike in Colorado’s great outdoors, including the Grand Sierra and Colorado Plateau National Parks.
Colorado State University has a list of hiking trails that visitors can check out, and the university said it has also provided an interactive map with the best hikes and biking paths for all of the national parks in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado and parts of the Front Range.
This year’s hiking seasons will begin March 8 in Yellowstone National Park, March 9 in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, March 10 in Mammoth, March 11 in Rocky Mountain National Park , March 12 in Grand Canyon, March 13 in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, March 14 in Canyonlands National Park or March 15 in the Grand Tetons National Park near Boulder.
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