Where are the Best National Parks near Denver, CO

April 2nd, 2018 by

It’s finally springtime and the weather is starting to get nicer every day! It’s the perfect time to explore the beauty of nature. Fortunately for residents in Golden, CO, there are a number of amazing National Parks within just hours! Plan a road trip to one of the most beautiful places on the planet – you won’t be disappointed! Keep reading to check out our list of the five best National Parks near Denver, CO!

Road Trip Guide: Top Five National Parks Near Denver, CO

Rocky Mountain National Park – 70 miles (or about 1.5 hours) from Denver
– Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect quick getaway, offering amazing mountains, high-mountain lakes, glaciers and so much more! Check out the amazing grass valleys, meadows and amazing wildlife!

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument – 105 miles (or about 2 hours) from Denver
The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is one of the biggest and most diverse fossil deposits and includes petrified Sequoia trees up to 14 feet wide.

Great Sand Dunes National Park – 234 miles (or about 4 hours) from Denver
– The Great Sand Dunes National Park in Southern Colorado, offering the tallest dunes in North America (Star Dune) along with forests, wetlands and the famous Medano Creek.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park – 254 miles (or about 5 hours) from Denver
– The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Montrose County, CO is carved by the Gunnison River, giving an amazing view of a steep gorge and the famous Painted Wall cliff.

Canyonlands National Park (Utah) – 355 miles (or about 6 hours) from Denver
Take a trip to Canyonlands National Park in Eastern Utah to experience an amazing desert filled with huge mesa, towering rocks, canyons, Whitewater rapids and more.

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