Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Plans to Re-Open
“Rocky Mountain National Park officials plan to increase recreational access and services beginning May 27 as part of a phased reopening that will come more than two months after the park was shut down in response to the coronavirus pandemic.” -Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post
Nicholson, K. (2020, May 12). Rocky Mountain National Park to begin reopening at the end of May. The Denver Post. Retrieved From https://www.denverpost.com/2020/05/12/rocky-mountain-park-reopening-covid-coronavirus/
With pressure from surrounding towns and communities, Rocky Mountain National Park temporarily closed its gates to visitors over two months ago. This closure was in response to the threat of spread from the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. Here we are in the middle of May, looking out on what could be a much different summer for us in Colorado. Well, there are more glimmers of hope on the horizon for outdoor enthusiasts. National Park officials announced earlier this week that Rocky Mountain National Park would begin a phased re-opening at the end of the month. This phased re-opening will be largely structured around Colorado’s “Safer at Home” Public Health Order. Operations at the park will be much different this year, but at least we are moving in the right direction. The article posted above illustrates what the re-opening procedures may look like. Please make strong travel considerations before heading out to the park and try to limit your exposure and interactions within local communities.