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Release of Prospectus for Guided Horseback Rides at Rocky Mountain National Park

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Date: March 23, 2023
Contact: Kyle Patterson, Public Affairs Officer
Contact: Park Information Office, (970) 586-1206

Rocky Mountain National Park staff has announced the Prospectus Release for a business opportunity to provide seasonal guided horseback rides within the park. The released prospectus outlines this business opportunity for exterior liveries, describes the 14 contracts, and provides details on how to submit a responsive proposal.  

Services under the new contracts will continue current horseback ride operations. Each contract has an assigned allocation of trails and limits on the number of horses. Services under the new contracts are expected to begin January 1, 2024, and each new contract will be for a term of 10 years.  

Concessions contracts are developed and issued under the authority of the Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998, P.L. 105-391, and its attending regulations in 36 CFR §51.   

All interested parties are encouraged to apply and submit a responsive proposal. The prospectus for these new opportunities is being advertised at The prospectus can be found online at    

Anyone who plans to submit a proposal in response to this solicitation, including existing concessioners, must notify Jennifer Parker, Commercial Services Program Lead, via email at e-mail us no later than 4 p.m. MST on May 23, 2023, by submitting an Intent of Notice to Propose. The National Park Service will not accept proposals from entities that do not provide notice on or before May 23, 2023. Responsive proposals must be received by June 27, 2023.

Last updated: March 23, 2023

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