Colorado National Parks

There are three Colorado National Parks to visit on a fun and cheap vacation.

From sheer cliffs to towering land locked sand dunes, to ancient Pueblo Cliff Dwellings, each of these Colorado parks has their own beauty and personality.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National park - The Black Canyon is located in western Colorado around 250 miles southwest of Denver.

This park is known for its river gorge with sheer cliffs as deep as 2,722 feet. There are many overlooks that are breath taking. The hiking is strenuous and unmarked.

Black Canyon

Black Canyon of the Gunnison - NPS Picture

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve - Located in Southern Colorado this park is known for its towering land locked sand dunes.

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park -NPS Picture

Mesa Verde National Park - Located in Southwestern Colorado this national park is known for its ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings. There are many clusters of ancient stone houses built into the cliffs. One has to wonder about the difficulty of building these amazing structures.

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park -NPS Picture

Note: Pictures are courtesy of the National Park Service.

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