Who's ready to hit the road this summer?

This weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the summer. So, the big question is where are you headed? With summer break, people tend to take more vacations and those vacation tend to involve the outdoors somehow, some way. And I couldn't agree more. It's the season for getting out and enjoying the sunshine. We spend way too much time in the cold and snow in our region, so it's time to break free.

Also, brace yourselves because I think we'll have a ton of people coming to Colorado. Not only is our state gorgeous, but we have a lot of great outdoor activities like hiking, camping and more. And we have some gorgeous parks to do those things in.

According to Travel + Leisure, the best state park in Colorado is Eldorado Canyon State Park.

Personally, I have not been to this park near Boulder, but I've heard great things about the city so I'm sure the park is fabulous too. The publication raved about the canyons you'll find in this park. There are climbing routes and plenty of places to hike.

Have you been? Tell us about it below.

And if you enjoy traveling to different parks, I found someone who can help you do it better. His name is Mikah Meyer and he spent three years traveling to 419 National Park Service sites. Apparently, he is the first person to do this in one journey. Needless to say, he knows what you should and shouldn't do while visiting these places. One pieces of advice he has is to never stay in the park, but find a hotel nearby instead. I'm sure this doesn't apply to those who are camping out.

Good thing for us that Eldorado Canyon State Park isn't too far away.

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Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

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