Colorado State Parks has partnered with The North Face to present the “Explore Your Parks” program, which includes interpretive signs in the parks, an outdoor event at Barr Lake State Park in August, activity guides, and a day pass voucher, good at all 42 Colorado State Parks, with the purchase of select The North Face gear or clothing.
The North Face has assisted Colorado State Parks in providing new and refurbished interpretive signs for three parks: Barr Lake State Park, Jackson Lake State Park, and Castlewood Canyon State Park.
The North Face is also offering an activity guide and a day pass voucher for customers who purchase select The North Face gear or clothing. The activity guide includes outdoor recreation highlights as well as details on the Colorado State Parks where you can enjoy these activities.
“This is a great opportunity for Colorado State Parks to partner with national organizations and a major manufacturer of outdoor gear and clothing, The North Face, to bring new visitors to the parks to enjoy the wealth of recreation opportunities at the parks,” said Gary Thorson, Colorado State Parks’ Assistant Director. “The State Parks endorse the “Explore Your Parks” effort because our mission is to get everyone outdoors.”
The North Face launched the second annual program to encourage families to get outdoors and enjoy the nation’s state parks. The North Face, along with American Hiking Society, Leave No Trace, The National Park Trust, and state parks across the country, have teamed up for seven events across the country, including one at Barr Lake State Park in Brighton, on August 1.
“Drawing attention to close-to-home outdoor opportunities for everyone, from children to seniors, to get outside, get healthy, and have fun is at the core of the Let’s Move Outside,” said Robin Schepper, executive director of Let’s Move!. “Bringing families into the State Parks is not only enjoyable, but also helps build lasting lessons in fitness and the natural environment.”
“At The North Face, we’re committed to encouraging more people to get outdoors and we want to bring attention to the dozens of unique places to explore nature close to home within our treasured state parks system” said Todd Spaletto, president of The North Face. “Because last year was such a success, this year we’re expanding the Explore Your Parks program from one to seven cities to help maintain access to front country opportunities for even more people.”
Explore Your Parks
Colorado State Parks get everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts.
The North Face®
The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. Headquartered in San Leandro, California, the company offers the most technically advanced products in the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snowsport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company’s products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running, and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers, and major outdoor specialty retail chains.
American Hiking Society
Since its founding in 1976, American Hiking Society has been the only national voice for hikers supporting trails and stewardship through its national signature programs: National Trails Day®, Volunteer Vacations, the National Trails Fund, and its national trails advocacy work.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will flow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.