Colorado's National Parks and Monuments Passport & Postal Cancellations History


The envelopes in this display are stamped with the national park passport cancellation stamps for the national parks sites in Colorado and postmarked with the postal cancellations for the post offices in or nearest to the park sites. Some national forest sites are also included.

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Arapaho National Recreation Area [USFS]

    Hand postal cancellation: "GRANBY, COLORADO 80446 USPS NOV 22 2016". Passport cancellation: "ARAPAHO NATIONAL FOREST. SULPHUR RANGER DISTRICT".


Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

    Hand postal cancellation: "LA JUNTA, CO 81050 USPS JUN 30 2016". Passport cancellation: "Bent's Old Fort NHS. La Junta, CO. JUN 30 2016".


Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    Hand postal cancellation: "MONTROSE, CO 81401 USPS JUN 23 2016". Passport cancellation: "Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP. Montrose, CO. JUN 23 2016".


Browns Canyon National Monument [BLM & USFS]

    Hand postal cancellation: "BUENA VISTA, CO 81211 USPS JUL 18 2017". Passport cancellation: "Browns Canyon National Monument. Buena Vista, CO. JUL 18 2017".

    Hand postal cancellation: "NATHROP, CO USPS JUL 25 2017". Passport cancellation: "BROWNS CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT. USFS . BLM . CPW. JUL 25 2017".


Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area

    Hand postal cancellation: "SPROUTS CPU, FORT COLLINS, CO 80525 SEP 18 2015". Passport cancellation: "CACHE LA POUDRE RIVER NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA. SEP 18 2015".


Colorado National Monument

    Hand postal cancellation: "FRUITA, CO 81521 USPS SEP 21 2015". Passport cancellation: "Colorado National Monument. Fruita, CO. SEP 21 2015".


Comanche National Grassland [USFS]

    Hand postal cancellation: "LA JUNTA, CO 81050 USPS JUN 30 2016". Passport cancellation: "COMANCHE NATIONAL GRASSLAND. COLORADO".


Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

    Hand postal cancellation: "GRAND LAKE, CO 80447 USPS JUN 21 2016". Passport cancellation: "CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL, Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park. JUN 21 2016".


Curecanti National Recreation Area

    Hand postal cancellation: "CIMARRON, CO 81220 USPS JUN 23 2016". Passport cancellation: "Curecanti National Recreation Area. Cimarron, CO. JUN 23 2016".

    Hand postal cancellation: "GUNNISON, CO 81230 USPS JUN 23 2016". Passport cancellation: "Curecanti National Recreation Area. Gunnison, CO. JUN 23 2016".


Dinosaur National Monument

    Hand postal cancellation: "DINOSAUR, CO 81610 SEP 24 2013". Passport cancellation: "Dinosaur National Monument. Dinosaur, CO. SEP 24 2013".


Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

    Hand postal cancellation: "FLORISSANT, CO 80816 USPS JUN 22 2016". Passport cancellation: "Florissant Fossil Beds Nat'l Monument. Florissant, CO. JUN 22 2016".


Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

    Special hand pictorial & slogan postal cancellation: "DED STATION, MOSCA, CO 81146 SEPT 4, 2014 | Great Sand Dunes National Park   QUARTER LAUNCH |". Passport cancellation: "Great Sand Dunes NP & PRES. Mosca, CO. SEP 4 2014".

    Hand postal cancellation: "MOSCA, CO 81146-9998 JUN 30 2016". Passport cancellation: "Great Sand Dunes NP & PRES. Mosca, CO. JUN 30 2016".


Mesa Verde National Park

    Hand postal cancellation: "MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, CO JUN 24 2016". Passport cancellation: "Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa Verde, CO. JUN 24 2016".


Old Spanish National Historic Trail

    Hand postal cancellation: "DOLORES, CO 81323 USPS JUN 24, 2016". Passport cancellation: "Old Spanish NHT. Anasazi Heritage Center. JUN 24 2016".

    Hand postal cancellation: "CIMARRON, CO 81220 USPS JUN 23 2016". Passport cancellation: "Old Spanish National Historic Trail. Cimarron, CO. JUN 23 2016".

    Hand postal cancellation: "FRUITA, CO 81521 USPS SEP 21 2015". Passport cancellation: "Old Spanish NHT. Colorado National Monument, CO. SEP 21 2015".

    Hand postal cancellation: "DOLORES, CO 81323 USPS JUN 24 2016". Passport cancellation: "Old Spanish NHT. Dolores, CO. JUN 24 2016".

    Hand postal cancellation: "FORT GARLAND, CO 81133 USPS JUN 30 2016". Passport cancellation: "Old Spanish NHT. Fort Garland Museum, CO. JUN 30 2016".

    Hand postal cancellation: "GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81501 SEP 21 2015". Passport cancellation: "Old Spanish NHT. BLM Grand Junction Field Office, CO. SEP 21 2015".

    Hand postal cancellation: "GUNNISON, CO 81230 USPS JUN 23 2016". Passport cancellation: "Old Spanish National Historic Trail. Gunnison, CO. JUN 23 2016".

    Hand postal cancellation: "MOSCA, CO 81146-9998 JUN 30 2016". Passport cancellation: "Old Spanish National Historic Trail. Mosca, CO. JUN 30 2016".


Rocky Mountain National Park

    Hand postal cancellation: "ESTES PARK, CO 80517 USPS SEP 19 2015". Passport cancellation: "ROCKY MTN. NAT'L PARK. BEAVER MEADOWS VISITOR CTR. SEP 19 2015".

    Hand postal cancellation: "GRAND LAKE, CO 80447 USPS JUN 21 2016". Passport cancellation: "Rocky Mountain National Park. Grand Lake, CO. JUN 21 2016".


Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

    Special hand pictorial & slogan postal cancellation: "Sand Creek Massacre, Eads Sta., CO 81036 November 29 2014 | 150th YEAR REMEMBRANCE |". Passport cancellation: "Sand Creek Massacre NHS. Eads, CO. NOV 29 2014".

    Hand postal cancellation: "EADS, CO 81036 JUL 7 2016". Passport cancellation: "Sand Creek Massacre NHS. Eads, CO. JUL 7 2016".


Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

    Hand postal cancellation: "FORT GARLAND, CO 81133 USPS JUN 30 2016". Passport cancellation: "Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area. San Luis Valley. JUN 30 2016".

    Hand postal cancellation: "MOSCA, CO 81146-9998 JUN 30 2016". Passport cancellation: "Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area. San Luis Valley. JUN 30 2016".


Santa Fe National Historic Trail

    Hand postal cancellation: "LA JUNTA, CO 81050 USPS JUN 30 2016". Passport cancellation: "Santa Fe National Historic Trail. La Junta, CO. JUN 30 2016".


South Park National Heritage Area

    Hand postal cancellation: "FAIRPLAY, CO 80440 USPS JUN 22 2016". Passport cancellation: "South Park National Heritage Area. Park County, CO. JUN 22 2016 ".


Yucca House National Monument

    Hand postal cancellation: "CORTEZ, CO 81321 USPS JUN 24 2016". Passport cancellation: "Yucca House National Monument. Cortez, CO. JUN 24 2016 ".


PARK SITES STILL NEEDED: Chimney Rock NM [USFS]


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