More than 900 miles of trail
your legs can hate us for.

Trails are great. They get you out of your car and back into nature. They help boost the economy so communities can thrive. But they also take work to build and maintain. And that’s where our hardworking partners come in.

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Projects Funded

The projects we’ve helped fund have had an incredible impact on every county in Colorado. Some have improved outdoor access. Others have protected and restored our lands and rivers. And it’s always been our privilege to support this critically important work.

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Acres Conserved

Those acres give people a place to get out and enjoy nature. They protect wildlife and their habitats. They sustain local agriculture and boost local economies. And they help safeguard our water supply, just to name a few.

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Parks Created or Improved

You don’t have to go far to enjoy all the great outdoors has to offer. GOCO funding has supported reaction areas right where you live. From neighborhood parks and universally accessible playgrounds to outdoor classrooms and county fairgrounds. So come on out and play.

Our History

Who made 
GOCO happen? Legends

Learn how visionary leaders and forward-thinking voters created this unique-in-the-nation resource more than 30 years ago.

Explore Our History

Land Acknowledgment

We should never forget that the lands and waters of our beautiful state are the homeland of many tribes. They include the Apache Nation, Arapaho Nation, Cheyenne Nation, Pueblo Tribes, Shoshone Tribe, and Ute Nation. We recognize the past and ongoing injustices perpetrated against Indigenous peoples including the painful history of genocide, forced removal, and stolen land. We respect and honor Elders past, present, and future, and all Indigenous peoples for their relationship with this land throughout generations.

In the News

Who says there’s never anything good in the news?

GOCO Roadshow: Regional officers launch statewide tour

Virtual Event July 18: Inspiration from the Eastern Plains

Creating Erie Community Park

Faces of GOCO: Meet Honor Whitt

A Journey of Conservation and Growth on the Continental Divide Trail