Keep Colorado Wild Pass passes the House
DENVER, CO– The House today passed Representative Kerry Tipper’s bipartisan bill to create a discounted Keep Colorado Wild Pass to increase access to and funding for Colorado’s state parks and public lands. The bill passed by a vote of 46-17.
“Colorado’s sprawling public lands and majestic state parks are at the core of our state’s identity, and we need to take action to ensure they remain available for all to enjoy,” said Rep. Kerry Tipper, D-Lakewood. “The Keep Colorado Wild Pass will help us preserve our breathtaking public lands while expanding access and ensuring our state parks are open to all.”
SB21-249, also sponsored by Rep. Perry Will, R-New Castle, would create the Keep Colorado Wild Pass, which can be paid for at the time a vehicle is registered or during the registration renewal process. The pass grants entry into state parks and other public lands and the revenue collected from the pass will go toward supporting search and rescue efforts and investments in our public lands and state parks, which have taken a toll from a surge in outdoor recreation during the COVID pandemic. The pass will be offered at a discounted price, and will cost no more than half the full price of a state parks pass, with a goal to achieve a $20 price with high participation rates.