News about Colorado National Parks

Happenings you need to know when planning a trip to Colorado National Parks.

Chasm Lake at Rocky Mountain National Park and sunset at Great Sand Dunes National Park

Win a Colorado Road Trip Vacation

Go from guided hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park to sandboarding the drifts in Great Sand Dunes National Park, with stops for hot springs, lakes and river rafting.

Woman using a laptop while resting in a tree

National Park Trips Media Interns Wanted

National Parks Trips Media is looking for student interns who are nature enthusiasts, social media savvy, good with grammar, and able to assist with our websites

Rocky Mountain National Park Flooding

The rain in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding areas just keeps coming. And with flood warnings in effect all along the Front Range, Rocky Mountain National Park has been closed to all recreational use.

Scrubbing graffiti off of red rock in a national park

Graffiti Spikes in Parks

National and state parks are reporting more extreme occurrences of graffiti on a range of surfaces.

The tundra is rocky and splattered with tiny wildflowers on Tundra Communities Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park

Wildfire Burns

A wildfire started burning in the Rocky Mountain National Park on October 9, 2012. By October 12th it had burned 660 acres.

Sunset at Lily Lake

Lily Lake High-hazard Dam Receiving Repairs

Lily Lake, a popular hiking and fishing destination on Colorado's Highway 7 (part of the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway), is beginning repair on a dam this week that was rated "high-hazard" by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Visitors Boost Local Economies

The more than 11 million people who made their way to one of the four Rocky Mountain region national parks in 2010 left a trail of money in their wake.