News about Colorado National Parks

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

Park Ranger with Face Mask and gloves to protect against COVID-19

5 Things to Know About Colorado National Park Travel Amid COVID-19

In light of the spread of COVID-19, trying to find out what is open and closed in our national parks is a moving target these days. Here are updates.

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.

Rocky Mountain National Park's Dream Lake in Winter

Win a Rocky Mountain Winter Vacation

This 6-day vacation for two people includes Estes Park lodging, dining, and guided snowshoe tours through a Rocky Mountain winter wonderland.

Stars and clouds over Great Sand Dunes National Park

Capture the Milky Way at Night Skies Photo Workshops in National Parks

“Experiencing the parks at night through the lens of a camera is one of the coolest things I’ve done and the images... are absolutely stunning.”

Wolverine

Fallen Wolverine Traveled to Grand Teton and Rocky Mountain National Parks

A wolverine was killed in April 2016 after traveling hundreds of miles from Grand Teton to Rocky Mountain National Park and finally to North Dakota.

Celestron Telescope

Winners - National Park Foundation Gear from Celestron

2016 Grand Prize Winner: Joan Gales. Weekly winners: Teresa Media, Stephanie Henry, John Mckeel, Christina Moore, Susan Ansorge, Don Spiegel, Yael Neubauer

Father hiking with kids

4th Graders Can Visit Parks Free For a Year

Students in the 4th grade can get a free annual entry pass for their family to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.

Children's event at the History Colorado Museum in Denver, Colo.

Inspiring the Next Generation of National Park Stewards

In May 2015, we celebrated Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month in Colorado with 1,000 students.

Bighorn Crossing on Fall River Road in 1968

Rocky Mountain 100-year Family Photo Album

Thousands of vacationers took their family photos in the park. Here's your chance to share your photos and read stories from the last 100 years.

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

Overlook on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

More Visitors to RMNP Means You Need to Book Earlier

Visitors that were forced to stay away in 2013 came in 2014 - 3.4 million in all. Rocky Mountain National Park is back and we don't want you to miss it.

Maze Garden Hedge

Stanley Hotel Maze Contest in Estes Park

You're invited to submit your design for a hedge maze in front of the The Stanley Hotel which was the inspiration for "The Shining."

Grand Lake, Colo. in autumn

Grand Lake is America's Most Authentic Town

Wood-planked sidewalks, funky Western restaurants, and friendly folks with wide smiles and cowboy hats pushed Grand Lake to the top of the list.

2013 Flood Damage to Old Fall River Road

Flood Damage Repair to Old Fall River Road in RMNP

The U.S. government has allocated $3.5 million to repair RMNP roads damaged by the 2013 flood. Old Fall River Road reopened on July 2, 2015.

Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park by Ansel Adamx

Centennial Celebration -100 year Anniversary Rocky Mountain National Park

Come celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park

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.