Monday, February 10, 2014

Rocky Mountain National Park Visitation Down 7.4% in 2013

Rocky Mountain National Park finally reported their overall visitation numbers for 2013. For the year, the park reported 2,991,140 recreational visits, a decline of 7.4% from the prior year.

No doubt park visitation was impacted by the Big Meadows Fire in June, as well as the government shutdown in October. However, it was the flooding rains of September which forced the park to close in full or in part for more than two weeks, that likely had the greatest impact on park visitation this past year.

Here's a graphical look at visitation counts since Rocky Mountain became a national park:


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