Rocky Mountain National Park
Wondering what sorts of scientific research is under way at Rocky Mountain National Park? Plan on attending the park's biennial reseach conference late this month in Estes Park, Colorado.
Millions of dollars are flowing to the National Park System for work on aging roads and multiple-use trails in need of some TLC, and transportation systems thanks to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Perhaps it was good weather, perhaps simply the lure of the mountains, but visitation to Rocky Mountain National Park last year reached 3.3 million, an increase of 6.6 percent over 2010 levels, according to park officials.
While there are still two months left to 2011, it's not too early to think about making a tax-deductible contribution to your favorite national park-related organization.
Climate change and mountain pine beetles are just two elements that are leading to heightened fire danger, and bigger wildfires, in the national parks. At Rocky Mountain National Park, officials are revising their fire management plan in light of those, and other, challenges they face in the park's forests.
With hopes of easing congestion around Estes Park, and making it easier for visitors to negotiate their park, Rocky Mountain National Park officials are testing out a shuttle system.
Would you still contribute to charitable organizations such as the National Park Foundation and park friends groups if you couldn't deduct the donation on your income taxes?
When Trail Ridge Road opened end-to-end on Monday in Rocky Mountain National Park, it marked the latest opening of the road in more than 20 years, according to park officials.
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"Rocky Mountain Explorer Package" Combines Lodging With Field Programs in Rocky Mountain National Park
You can pair lodging with a day of hiking, or learning about black bears, or following historic Native American trails in Rocky Mountain National Park under package deals put together by lodging concessionaire Forever Resorts.