Come celebrate the National Park Service’s 103rd birthday!

The 103rd birthday party is this Sunday, August 25th. All National Parks across the country will have free admission. It's another of the 5 free days in 2019. Those include...

The National Park Service was created on August 25th, 1916. With a stroke of a pen, America's best idea was born when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act into law. Of course, here on the western slope, we're less than a few hours from some of the best.

Here are a few regional suggestions...

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison- Over two-hundred million years in the making, this place is truly remarkable. It's an amazing place with lots to see and do.

Great Sand Dunes- This place is special. Open all day and night year-round it's home to the tallest sand dunes in North America. A certified "Dark Sky" location experience it on a starry moonless night and see what you've never seen before.

Arches- This place isn't just one of our nation's best parks, it's world-class. The park is home to over 2,000 natural stone arches, hundreds of pinnacles, crazy rock formations, and more!

Canyonlands- Arches sister National Park near Moad, Utah is huge. The Colorado River and its tributaries divide this park into four distinct districts. There's the Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the rivers to explore.

Credit: Out There Colorado