Colorado’s 4 National Parks And The 6-Days to Visit Free
While we work on the mechanicals of our customers Toyota Land Cruisers every day during the week, our passion that drives our four wheel drive Land Cruisers are the pleasures of pursing primitive roads of remote locations during our personal time of the weekends and vacations.
Colorado is home to some of the world’s most wondrous and diverse scenery made for adventures in our Toyota Land Cruisers! We have a wide range of four wheel drive access from the private property of the RAM Offroad Park to test your mechanical aspects of your vehicle and test your metaphysical driving ability to the best dirt roads as described in the Guide To Colorado Backroads & 4 Wheel Drive Trails book. But maybe you simply need to escape to the tranquilities of nature and Colorado has that as well! The mere image of an Land Cruiser means emotional things to people while being the same digital representation of the physical vehicle. What people will do with such vehicle leads down many different dirt roads.
Of the 63 National Parks around the United States, Colorado holds 4 National Parks; Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Because Red Line Land Cruisers is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, below are the four National Parks based on distance from our shop to each of the National Parks.
Colorado’s Four National Parks
1] Rocky Mountain National Park – 137 miles from Red Line Land Cruisers – Colorado Springs.
2] Great Sand Dunes National Park – 168 miles from Red Line Land Cruisers – Colorado Springs.
3] Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park – 234 miles from Red Line Land Cruisers – Colorado Springs.
4] Mesa Verde National Park – 350 miles from Red Line Land Cruisers – Colorado Springs.
Six Days To Visit National Parks Free
- January 16, 2023: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- April 22, 2023: First day of National Park Week
- August 4, 2023: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
- September 23, 2023: National Public Lands Day
- November 11, 2023: Veterans Day
But if you can not make the visit during these holidays, the annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens. Learn more about the variety of passes offered by the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series.
The annual National Park pass will gain you access to more than 84 million acres across the 423 National Park Systems. Making up the 423 Parks are 63 National Parks, 4 National Parkways, 19 National Preserves, 11 National Battlefields, 2 National Reserves, 60 National Historical Parks, 76 National Historic Sites, 1 International Historic Sites, 3 National Lakeshores, 31 National Memorials, 85 National Monuments, 18 National Recreation Areas, 4 National Rivers, 11 National Scenic Trails, 10 National Seashores, 10 National Wild and Scenic Rivers and Riverways and 11 “Other Designations” of national distinction.
More Info: https://www.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/how-many-national-parks-are-there
What is the difference between national park and national forest?
Perhaps the greatest difference between the two is the multiple use mandate for National Forests. While National Parks are highly vested in preservation, barely altering the existing state, National Forests are managed for many purposes—timber, recreation, grazing, wildlife, fish and more.
Not into National Parks or looking for something closer to home?
FunTreks Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, 4th Edition – by Charles A. Wells (Author), Matt Peterson (Author), Susan Hindman (Editor)
The Guide To Colorado Backroads & 4 Wheel Drive Trails book is great for those of us new to the state of Colorado and or those who grew up here and now getting into off-roading, 4WD, dirt road touring and or whatever you may want to call it… dare we even say…. Overlanding!? Colorado is a “MECCA” for the off-road community and these books are great resources for getting to know the dirt roads that connects us to the woods and backcountry.
FunTreks Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, 4th Edition – by Charles A. Wells
The Red Line Land Cruisers Spring Epic Overland Trip 2022