Here Are the Colorado National Parks That Don’t Require Reservations
Our state is home to four beautiful Colorado national parks: Great Sand Dunes, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Mesa Verde, and Rocky Mountain.
Earlier this year, Rocky Mountain National Park announced that the park is implementing a new reservation system. While visitors currently do not need a reservation to enter the national park, they will have to choose between two timed-entry reservations beginning May 27, 2022.
However, not every national park is following its lead. Here are the Colorado national parks that don't require reservations:
Great Sand Dunes National Park | Mosca, Colorado
According to the National Park Service (NPS), Great Sand Dunes National Park is open 24 hours, seven days a week, with no limitations. You do not need a reservation to enter the park, but the visitor center does have capacity limits.
An annual pass to the park costs $45.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park | Gunnison, Colorado
An annual pass to the park costs $55.
Mesa Verde National Park | Mesa Verde, Colorado
An annual pass to Mesa Verde costs $55.
While there are only four national parks in Colorado, the Centennial State is home to 43 state parks. Check out Colorado's newest state park, Sweetwater Lake, in the gallery below.