An annual park pass to Colorado state parks would ordinarily set you back $70. But the Colorado Lottery is giving away two free passes, and you can enter to win!

Colorado has 41 beautiful state parks that residents can enjoy! From camping to hiking to boating to picnicking, our state is truly a recreational playground. Two lucky Coloradans are about to win unlimited access to those state parks for one full year, thanks to the Colorado Lottery’s giveaway of two annual park passes.

To enter, all you have to do is take a simple six-question quiz about Colorado Parks and Wildlife on the Lottery’s website (questions like “how many elk call Colorado home?”). Your ability to answer correctly will not affect your chances of winning (I scored 3/6, so it better not)!

Click here to access the quiz and enter the sweepstakes. Entries must be completed by noon on Wednesday, November 22.

Daily admission to one of Colorado’s state parks generally ranges between $7 and $9 per vehicle, with some parks charging per person. Annual passes cost $70 and offer unlimited access to all the parks for one year, often paying for themselves in less than 10 visits. Popular state parks include Cherry Creek, Chatfield, Castlewood Canyon, Roxborough, Golden Gate Canyon, Cheyenne Mountain, and Sylvan Lake. If you don’t win one of the two annual passes being awarded, you can purchase one here.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Lottery are sister agencies, with a percentage of every lottery game dollar going to “protecting Colorado’s wilderness and creating trails, parks, pools, and recreation,” according to the Lottery website.

What’s your favorite state park? What kind of recreational activities do you do there? If you have an annual park pass already, is it worth the money? Let’s get the conversation started in the comments below!

All that recreation must be paying off. Colorado is the skinniest state! Surprised?