With the weather getting steadily warmer, why not go and cool down in these gorgeous National Parks around Colorado.

Rocky Mountain National Park is located near Estes Park, Colo. It is home to some beautiful scenery that completely surrounds you. It is also where the highest paved road is located. There are also  350 miles worth of trails to explore. Catch some beautiful waterfalls cascading down from above. This would certainly be a trip worth taking.

This one is a little bit closer to home, located in Grand Junction, Colo. is the Colorado National Monument. The trails here are plenty, and the view is so amazing that you can't experience it anywhere else. Feel free to grab a tent and sleeping bag, because there are many places to camp out. Also grab your bike and some water and take a ride across the Monument. Whatever you choose you can not go wrong.

This one makes the list because i think it is one of the coolest places that i have wanted to go to and have never gone. I am talking about Mesa Verde National Park. Located in Montezuma County, Colo. Having some of the best cliff dwellings ever seen, it is one amazing sight to see. One of the main attractions is the cliff palace, one of the coolest things you will see. This is a must go trip that I know i am going to take with my family.

The Great Sand Dunes National Park - Alamosa, Colo

One of the coolest places that I have only been to one time are The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Located near Alamosa, Colo. This is one of the unique places in Colorado. This is home to thirty miles worth of sand dunes that call out to you to come have fun. Go wherever you want to because that's the way it should be. Open all year this is one of the best places to go.

Rounding out the list has to be  Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Montrose County, Colo. Feel free to explore the utter beauty, and also feel free to climb but make sure you have the experience to do so. Also home to some world-class fishing, there isn't anything here you won't enjoy. Go camping under the stars to finish off your evening while looking at an extremely clear sky.

I hope this helps in your choice of national parks to explore. Let me know which one is your favorite!

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