Thursday, January 14, 2016

Rocky Mountain National Park Smashes Annual Visitation Record

As a result of it celebrating its Centennial in 2015, Rocky Mountain National Park has smashed the record for the most visitors in one year.

According to data collected by the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics website, visitation to the park increased by a whopping 21% in 2015, when compared to the prior year. In total, the park recorded 4,155,916 visitors last year, versus 3,434,754 in 2014, which set the previous record high.

With the National Park Service celebrating its centennial this year, it's very possible that the park could see even more visitors in 2016.

Here's a graphical look at visitation since Rocky Mountain became a national park in 1915:

If you plan to visit Rocky Mountain National Park this upcoming year, please note that our hiking website offers a wide variety of accommodation listings in both Estes Park and Grand Lake. Also, don't forget to check out our other Things To Do page to help with your trip planning.


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