Colorado Parks and Wildlife to raise fees to state parks
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will modify entrance fees to state parks beginning Jan. 1.
The increase will include a cost of $8-$10 for a daily vehicle pass, up to $4 for an individual daily pass and to $25 for a dog off-lease annual pass.
The increase will be the first for park entry fees since 2010.
The Parks and Wildlife Commission price changes will also include offering a hangtag park pass option that will be issued to an individual instead of a vehicle. The cost of the pass is $120, and a hangtag can only be used in one vehicle at a time.
The altered fee structure will allow Parks and Wildlife to address increased operating costs, provide adequate staffing and fulfill property maintenance to continue to offer quality programs and services while balancing an increasing number of park users, according to a news release from the agency.
Parks and Wildlife Commission reported that state parks saw nearly 15 million visitors last year. For more information visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at http://www.cpw.state.co.us/.