Sweitzer LakeDescription: The day-use only park bustles through the summer with Western Slope travelers and locals ready to bust out their boa…

Sylvan Lake Description: Awe-inspiring mountain views await those who seek this peaceful hideaway out west off Interstate 70. The birds chirpi…

ChatfieldDescription: With plenty to do on land and water, the park is a bustling playground for Denverites. The prairie meets the South Platt…

A closer look at Eleven Mile State Park, located west of Colorado Springs near Lake George. This might be the top water destination among loca…

A closer look at Ridgway State Park, located in southwestern Colorado. Some Coloradans swear that this area on the Western Slope is the most s…

A look at Rifle Gap State Park near Glenwood Springs. Description: Pristine waters lay beneath the Grand Hogback, the Western Slope's majestic…

Lone Mesa Description: The park is a sight to behold, but only for a select few: The general public is barred from visiting the 12,000-acre pr…

A look at Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area in Salida. Description: It's an adventure paradise as the river comes alive each spring with sno…

A look at Paonia State Park near Crested Butte. Description: It's as primitive as state parks come. The narrow 330-acre reservoir emerges in a…