Commercial Activities In Off-Trail Travel Areas Input Form
The park considers "off-trail travel" any travel that occurs in areas that are not a designated trail, maintained by the park and illustrated on the park map.
In previous years, off-trail travel was prohibited under the conditions of the Commercial Use Authorization (CUA), but it was still occurring with frequency by some groups. For the 2014 calendar year, off-trail travel by commercial groups is allowed while the park explores alternatives that allow for appropriate use while remaining compliant with the park's Wilderness Management Plan.
A public meeting on this topic will be held on August 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. We invite you to attend this meeting to provide your input. If you are unable to attend, please provide input via this form.
The form will be available for responses until Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM MDT.
Rocky Mountain National Park staff are currently undergoing a review and analysis of contracting practices and policies regarding commercial guided climbing at the park. This summer, an updated commercial services strategy for guided climbing is being developed and park staff are seeking stakeholder input.
The goals of this comment form are to help staff better understand the demand for guided climbing services at the park and find opportunities to meet the needs of visitors and the guided climbing community. This form will be available for comment submission through July 28, 2014 11:59 PM MDT.
Thank you in advance for your input.
Highway 7 Recreation Improvements Plan
Final Elk and Vegetation Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement
Greenback Cutthroat Trout Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA)
In August 2006, new information was received regarding the distribution of the greenback cutthroat trout in the park. Genetic information has revealed that some populations that were previously classified as pure greenback cutthroat trout are not so.
The accurate distribution and purity of greenback cutthroat trout in the park must be known before we can make informed management decisions. In light of this new development the Greenback Cutthroat Trout Management Plan and EA has been postponed until the park can determine the accurate distribution and purity of populations that may be affected by management actions.
Park employees are ultimately responsible to the American people. The public is encouraged to participate in park decision-making by commenting on draft proposals and plans.
To learn more about or comment on a current plan, go to http://parkplanning.nps.gov/.
Did You Know?
Homesteader and lodge keeper Abner Sprague was the first person to pay to enter Rocky Mountain National Park. His fee was $3.