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National Parks of Colorado

Our country's national parks are a gift and a treasure to our great land. Colorado is blessed to have designated lands as well as several historic trails on the map. It's almost impossible to name them all! (Okay, not impossible. But it would require a motivation that I just don't have.) Here is a LINK to a map of all of them, including Rocky Mountain National Park which is near and dear to my heart.

When I first moved to Colorado, nothing was familiar. I had only been to Colorado once or twice and was missing "home." Rocky Mountain changed all of that. Nearly every weekend, my husband and I would steal away to the Rockies and walk the trails, eat in Estes Park, and enjoy the views all along the Thompson Canyon. Those are the days when I fell in love with Colorado. All thanks to the national park.
On our itinerary for this summer is a trip to the Great Sand Dunes in the southern part of the state. This will look quite the opposite of the Hoh Rainforst we just visited in Olympic National Park! For someone who claims to practice moderation, I sure do love extremes.
If your family has been to a national park, is planning a trip to a national park, or just want to find out more, there is a great KIDS RESOURCE at nps.org called Webrangers! Kids can play games and find out anything they want to know about the parks and caring for our natural resources.

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