Celebrate the holiday season with Colorado Parks and Wildlife

STATEWIDE — It’s the season to celebrate the chill in the air, the snow in the mountains, the crackle of a roaring fire and time spent with friends and family. This year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife gives you several options to make Colorado’s great outdoors a part of your holiday traditions.

State Park Events

Enjoy a helping of holiday cheer at one of several state park events! Our state parks are offering several unique events that showcase their recreational opportunities, all with a holiday twist. Spend some time exploring one of our holiday open houses, participate in the Christmas bird count, or bring the kids to a holiday pajama party. Explore our calendar to learn more about our winter events, http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Calendar.aspx

Holiday Gift Ideas

Need a special gift for the outdoor enthusiast or sportsman on your list? Check out the visitors center at your favorite state park for one-of-a-kind items, or visit our online store (https://wildlifestore.state.co.us/) to find fishing maps, field guides, patches and decals, wild game cookbooks and other unique ideas for the nature lover in your life.

Gift Certificates

Let your loved ones choose a gift of outdoor experiences this holiday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Gift Certificates can be redeemed at parks or CPW offices for hunting or fishing licenses, park passes, camping fees, OHV and snowmobile permits and more. Gift certificates can be purchased online (https://wildlifestore.state.co.us/p-357-gift-certificates.aspx) or at any CPW office or park.

Colorado Outdoors Magazine

For a one-size-fits-all gift, consider a subscription to Colorado Outdoors magazine, https://wildlifestore.state.co.us/p-294-colorado-outdoors-subscription.aspx. A subscription to Colorado Outdoors puts our state’s great outdoors right into the hands of your loved ones. Each issue provides spectacular photography along with valuable insights from our hunting, fishing and conservation experts. In addition, readers can learn about special events, environmental news, volunteer opportunities and more. Each subscription includes your choice of our annual hunting guide or fishing guide - or get both guides for just $2.50 more!

For more information on winter recreation ideas, visit cpw.state.co.us.

Caption: Celebrate the season with special events and gift ideas from Colorado Parks and Wildlife./Photo courtesy of CPW