Fresh Air Friday is a good excuse to get outside after a full Thanksgiving. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is waiving all entry fees to Colorado state parks on Friday, Nov. 24. Now in its ninth year, Fresh Air Friday is an event that encourages people to get outside and outdoors over Thanksgiving weekend. 

The celebration can be as big or as small of an outdoor adventure as you choose. Spending time outside is good for health and mental health, especially during the winter when days are shorter and colder. 

The Colorado state park finder or the free Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX) mobile app are good resources for discovering local parks, trail systems, and open spaces. 

Visitors should be aware that Friday, Nov. 24, is a state holiday and some park visitor centers may not be open or fully staffed. Enforcement personnel will be patrolling the parks but some visitor services may be limited. 

Throughout the year, CPW offers family-friendly activities, fun-filled adventures and opportunities to learn and try new things at all of our state parks. Visit the CPW Event Calendar to find a Fresh Air Friday activity near you. Please call the park visitor center ahead of your visit for hours, closures or other information.