Rocky Mountain officials seek to ease 'good problem' of too many visitors

Officials might characterize it as a good problem, but it's a problem nonetheless: Too many folks are visiting Rocky Mountain National Park.

THE FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - Officials might characterize it as a good problem, but it's a problem nonetheless: Too many folks are visiting Rocky Mountain National Park.

That leaves new park Superintendent Darla Sidles readying to hire someone with an unenviable task: managing ever-growing crowds and making sure visitors have the best experience they can while protecting the park from behaviors that negatively impact the park environment.

"I'd much rather have more people coming than a lack of interest," Sidles told the Larimer County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

She was updating the commissioners  on the state of the park. In short, 2016 was another record year, with nearly 4.5 million visitors. A month-by-month comparison to 2015 showed more people visiting every month. Only March was even close to flat.

Read more at the Coloradoan: http://noconow.co/2sfAPRa

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