April 13, 2016
Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
The National Park Service issued a prospectus for the merchandise and food service operations at Trail Ridge Store on April 11, 2016. This store is located on Trail Ridge Road at Fall River Pass at an elevation of 11,796 feet and is the only gift shop and food service operation located within the park.
Trail Ridge Store is only in operation when the road is open to visitors, usually from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Annual gross receipts over the past three years have averaged $4.1 million. The current operator does not have a preferential right to renewal. The new contract will be for a 10-year term.
The prospectus will be issued for a 95-day response period, with proposals due to the National Park Service by July 14, 2016.
A site visit will be conducted on June 7, 2016. Parties interested in attending this visit should contact Kirsten Moody, Commercial Services Specialist at Kirsten_moody@nps.gov or at (970) 586-1209 no later than June 3, 2016. There will be a limit of three people per organization. Much of the day will be spent at the store itself. This visit is intended to give prospective bidders a chance to examine the property and operation and ask questions of park staff about the contract. The Prospectus is available at https://concessions.nps.gov/prospectuses.htm
For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206 or visit www.nps.gov/romo