Coloradans, perhaps more than anyone, appreciate the beauty and adventure of the great outdoors, the innovation and job creation that comes with a $600 billion recreation economy and the importance of preserving our national treasures. Nearly one-third of our state is federal land and we have more national parks than 46 other states.
This year, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of one of those parks. Whether you’re climbing Longs Peak, watching the elk during the fall rut or just driving Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park offers some of the best hiking, scenery and wildlife viewing that Colorado has to offer. It’s no wonder almost 3 million people visited the park in 2013.