Colorado State Parks

  • Capitol Coverage of new laws that took effect Jan. 1st
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife effort to reinstate rainbow trout
  • All state parks will have a new registration system starting Jan. 1st
  • 2 wildlife areas near Montrose closed for the season to protect game animals
  • Flu season off to slow start in Mesa County, sees spike over Holidays

  • Colorado volunteers work to restore wildlife corridor
  • Bikes for public use available at Sweitzer Lake outside Delta
  • Parks and Wildlife warns about protecting hay from deer, elk
  • Fishing line left at rivers and lakes a danger to wildlife
  • State Parks offer best viewing locales for eclipse

  • Parks and Wildlife continues cutthroat restoration in Southwest CO
  • Annual smallmouth bass fishing contest at Ridgway a success
  • Free admission to 41 Colorado state parks on Monday
  • US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs welcomes diverse athletes

  • State parks system overused, underfunded
  • Montrose County, Park County wildfires caused by humans
  • Canyons of the Ancients in Cortez unlikely to be downsized

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Wednesday that the state will prioritize connecting and building 16 hiking and biking trails in all parts of Colorado. The goal is to connect and build missing trail segments to make it easier for people to access open space and parks.

It's part of the governor's Colorado the Beautiful initiative, unveiled in 2015.