Colorado National Parks


Bent’s Old Fort NHS
Park brochure for Bent's Old Fort NHS
Park Map
Synopsis: Historical site preserves fort established for pioneers on the high plains
Stamp Location: Fort and visitor center are located off SR 194 east of La Junta.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP
Park brochure for Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP
Park Map
Synopsis: Geological park preserving the steepest canyon in North America.
Stamp Location:Visitor Center is located 15.2 miles north of Montrose on SR 347.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Cache La Poudre River Corridor
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Commemorates the role of water development and management in the American West.
Stamp Location: Multiple locations: the Greely Municipal Museum at 919 7th St., the Meeker House & the Centennial Village in Greely, the Fort Collins City Museum and the Windsor Museum in Windsor.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Colorado NM
Park brochure for Colorado NM Synopsis: Geological park featuring many of the formations visable in the SW, including arches, hoodoos, and balanced rock. Very Colorful.
Stamp Location: The only visitor center is located on the western side of the monument outside of Fruita (exit 19 on I-70).
Park stamp for Colorado NM
Curecanti NRA
Park brochure for Curecanti NRA
Park Map
Synopsis: A recreation area as well as site of geological and archeological features are preserved in this park.
Stamp Location: Multiple visitor centers include the Elk Creek VC off US 50 east of Sapinero, the Lake Fork VC (open seasonally) off US 50 just west of Sapinero, the Cimarron VC (open seasonally) off US 50 in Cimarron.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Dinosaur NM
Park brochure for Dinosaur NM
Park Map
Synopsis: The only site in the park system to protect a historic dinosaur quary also protects the last free flowing river in Colorado (the Yampa).
Stamp Location: Visitor center at the park headquarters just east of Dinosaur on US 40. See also Utah for additional stamp locations.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Florissant Fossil Beds NM
Park brochure for Florissant Fossil Beds NM
Park Map
Synopsis: Park protects petrified remains of life 35 million years ago in Colorado.
Stamp Location: The visitor center is centrally located within the monument on SR 1, just south of Florissant and US 24.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Great Sand Dunes NP & Pres
Park brochure for Great Sand Dunes NP & Pres
Park Map
Synopsis: Park preserves North America’s tallest dunes, rising over 700′, against the back drop of snow capped mountains.
Stamp Location: Visitor center is located inside the park, near the end of SR 150 near Mosca.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Hovenweep NM
Park brochure for Hovenweep NM
Park Map
Synopsis: Park protects five prehistoric, Puebloan-era villages spread over a twenty-mile expanse of mesa tops and canyons along the Utah-Colorado border.
Stamp Location: The road to the visitor center and Square Tower Group is paved from Cortez,
CO, on County Road G (the McElmo Canyon Road). See also Utah for an alternative approach.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Mesa Verde NP
Park brochure for Mesa Verde NP
Park Map
Synopsis: Acheological park preserves remains of culture dating from 600.
Stamp Location: The parks visitor center is located within the park at Far View, 15 miles south of US 160, south of Cortez. There is also a ranger station at Morefield Village, at the museum and park headquaters 6 miles south of Far View, and at the Step House 12 miles from Far View.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Rocky Mountain NP
Park brochure for Rocky Mountain NP
Park Map
Synopsis: Park preserves and exhibits the massive granduer of the Rocky Mountains. Auto road leads visitors to over 12,000′ and into an alpine environment much like that in central Canada.
Stamp Location: Stamp may be obtained at the Fall River VC just inside the park on US 34 and at the Lilly Lake VC along SR 7 south of Estes Park and outside of the park, at park headquarters and Beaver Meadows VC along US 36 just inside the park west of Estes Park, the Moraine Museum and at the Kawuneeche VC on US 34 just inside the parks southern entrance near Grand Lake. It is also once again available at the Alpine VC (11,796′) on US 34 (Trail Ridge Rd) in the middle of the park!
Park stamp for Rocky Mountain NP
Sand Creek Massacre NHS
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Park recognize the national significance of the massacre that occured here in 1864 in American history, and its ongoing signficance to the Cheyenne and Arapaho people and descendents of the massacre victims.
Stamp Location: There are no facilities (or stamp) as of yet. The park is in the establishment phase.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Santa Fe NHT
Park brochure for Santa Fe NHT Synopsis: Park help preserve historic trail between St Louis, MO to Santa Fe, NM which brought goods as well as travellers.
Stamp Location: Stamp locations in Colorado include: Bents Old Fort NHS and the Baca House in Trinidad. See also New Mexico, Kansas and Missouri for additional stamp locations.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Yucca House NM
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Park preserves a large, unexcavated Ancestral Puebloan surface site. Currently, there are no facilities or fees at Yucca House.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available at the museum in Mesa Verde NP (see separate listing). To access the site, drive eight and a half miles south of Cortez from the US 160 and 666 juncture. Turn west on County Road B. Drive 1.25 miles and turn north on the private drive. Please be courteous of the private landowners and close all gates behind you as you enter to prevent livestock from escaping.
Park stamp not obtained yet