Start the New Year off on the right foot at one of 26 Colorado state parks for "First Day Hikes!"

Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants you to have a great start to 2018 by enjoying the beauty our great state has to offer. "First Day Hikes" will take place at 26 Colorado parks, each with its own opportunities to take in nature. Pick between guided and self-guided hikes. "Getting outside is the best way to bring in a new year and Colorado state parks showcase all the best things about the outdoors," said Crystal Dreiling, park manager at Trinidad Lake State Park. "We are thrilled to have seen this event continue to grow since we started the program in 2012." To participate for free, guests must have a valid park pass. Otherwise, guests can purchase a daily pass costs $7 per vehicle; annual passes are $70. [gallery type="rectangular" size="large" link="file" ids="29697,29698"]

View the full list of participating Colorado parks below: Eleven Mile Chatfield -- Gravel Pond Roxborough -- Carpenter Peak Lake Pueblo St. Vrain Golden Gate Mueller John Martin Reservoir Arkansas Headwaters Staunton #1 Roxborough -- South Rim Trail North Sterling Lathrop Cheyenne Mountain Sweitzer Lake Vega Rifle Falls North Sterling State Forest Stagecoach Yampa River Steamboat Lake James M. Robb -- Colorado River Staunton #2 Ridgway State Park Castlewood Canyon Chatfield -- Platte River Barr Lake Roxborough -- Fountain Valley Trail Cherry Creek If you do participate, don't forget to dress appropriately depending on the weather. Here are some more fun tips to keep in mind when hiking. Will you be participating? Share your pictures with us!

An NBC Reboot of The Office Is in the Works