Plan ahead for more enjoyable visit to Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain N.P.

Plan ahead for more enjoyable visit to Rocky Mountain National Park

ESTES PARK – In 2015, Rocky Mountain National Park was the third most visited national park with over 4.1 million visitors.  So far this year, Rocky is experiencing an eleven percent increase in visitation. Over the last 100 years, the reasons people visit are the same; to experience nature, to seek solitude, to enjoy scenic … Continue reading

Available for public review: Reroutes, repairs to flood-damaged trails environmental assessment
Rocky Mountain N.P.

Available for public review: Reroutes, repairs to flood-damaged trails environmental assessment

ESTES PARK – Rocky Mountain National Park staff have released an Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review for reroutes and repairs to five trails that were heavily damaged or lost during the September 2013 flood. The purpose of the environmental assessment is to address damaged portions of the trails, while protecting natural and cultural resources … Continue reading

Temporary closures protect nesting raptors in Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain N.P.

Temporary closures protect nesting raptors in Rocky Mountain National Park

Each year to protect raptor nesting sites, Rocky Mountain National Park officials initiate temporary closures in the Lumpy Ridge and Sheep Mountain areas of the park.  To ensure that these birds of prey can nest undisturbed, specific areas within the park are closed temporarily to public use during nesting season and monitored by wildlife managers.  … Continue reading

Record visitation during Rocky Mountain National Park centennial year
Rocky Mountain N.P.

Record visitation during Rocky Mountain National Park centennial year

ESTES PARK – Rocky Mountain National Park received its highest annual visitation in 2015. At the end of September, the park had already received record visitation. After including October, November and December visitation statistics, the park received a total of 4,155,916 visitors for 2015, which was a 21 percent increase over 2014. The highest visitation prior … Continue reading

Explore Rocky Mountain National Park during winter, expect busy weekends
Rocky Mountain N.P.

Explore Rocky Mountain National Park during winter, expect busy weekends

ESTES PARK – For many visitors, winter is their favorite time to enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is less visited but still very much open and alive with activity. Weekends are much busier than weekdays. Beautiful backcountry areas can be reached on snowshoes, skis, and at lower elevations – even with hiking boots! … Continue reading

Guide services in technical mountaineering selected at Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain N.P.

Guide services in technical mountaineering selected at Rocky Mountain National Park

ESTES PARK – Rocky Mountain National Park implemented the final phase of its Commercial Services Strategy for guided commercial climbing in the park.  This past July, park staff released a prospectus for up to six concession contracts for Instruction and Guide Services in Technical Mountaineering.   These contracts were recently awarded to: American Alpine Institute, Ltd.  … Continue reading