Outdoor Recreation Resources

Outdoor Recreation Resources

Colorado Outdoor Rx Report (PDF)
In 2018, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office released the Colorado Outdoor Rx Report report demonstrating current challenges and opportunities in Colorado and how partners can better plan and implement a strategy that promotes health improvement through the great outdoors.

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Report (PDF)
Colorado’s 2019 to 2023 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan was developed in close collaboration with a wide range of partners to provide a shared vision for the future of Colorado’s outdoors.

Get Outdoors Employer Toolkit
The Get Outdoors Employer Toolkit promotes a healthier Colorado workforce through the creation of a health and business-focused wellness survey and collection of free resources for businesses.

Bureau of Economic Analysis Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account
In 2018, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account, which provides estimates of the size and scope of the U.S. outdoor recreation economy.

2017 Economic Contributions of Outdoor Recreation in Colorado Study (PDF)
This study was a regional and county-level analysis conducted by Southwick Associates for Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). It was undertaken to quantify the economic contributions of outdoor recreation in Colorado in 2017.

2019 Recreation Counties Attracting New Residents and Higher Incomes Report (PDF)
This Headwaters Economics report evaluates the role recreation can play in attracting new residents and income to communities, and the effect this in-migration has on earnings per job and growth in earnings per job. Recreation, especially in non-metro places, draws new residents, higher incomes, and faster earnings growth than places without recreation.