Record crowds hit Rocky Mountain National Park

9NEWS @ 4. 9/12/2016

FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - Rocky Mountain National Park is on pace to break last year's visitation record.

Through August, the park known for its peaks, vistas and elk has welcomed 3.15 million visitors, an increase of 230,000 visitors, or 7.8 percent from the same time period last year. Rocky Mountain celebrated its centennial last year, drawing a record 4.15 million visitors, making it the country's third most-visited national park.

Those numbers have skyrocketed this year. January and February broke the 100,000-visitor threshold for the first time in park history, and new visitation records have been set every month this year. The 912,507 visitors who flooded Rocky in July is an all-time high for any month in park history.

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