We could use a little good news!

In hopes of chipping away at the National Parks Service’s $12 billion maintenance back log with energy royalties, Rocky Mountain National Park entry fees might not make the jump from $20 to $70 as proposed last October (2017).

More than 100,000 people commented on the plan, most in opposition, and the federal government listened, backing off on its plan to dramatically raise park fees in 17 of the most popular national parks.

While still trying to solidify a plan, the Department of the Interior has listened to the people and plans to address the $12 billion maintenance backlog (RMNP requires $15 million) via other revenue sources.

Thank you to all that commented and made your voices heard!

Photo Credit: Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post