• Colorado Anniversaries, Records & National Parks

     
    POSTED June 26, 2017
     

    Rocky Mountain National Park. 

    <p>Rocky Mountain National Park.&nbsp;</p>
  • Colorado Anniversaries, Records & National Parks

     
    POSTED June 26, 2017
     

    The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park 

    <p>The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park&nbsp;</p>

With entrances in Estes Park and Grand Lake, ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK experienced its highest annual visitation ever in 2016 with 4,517,584 people entering the park (and countless animals of course!), representing an 8.7 percent increase over record visitation in 2015. All months in 2016 set visitation records except for December. The top 10 busiest days in 2016, in order from one to 10, were Sept. 24, July 3, Sept. 4, Sept. 17, July 24, July 10, July 17, Sept. 5, July 23 and July 30. Many other national parks in the Rocky Mountain West also had increases in visitation last year as the National Park Service celebrated its centennial. 

ESTES PARK is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2017. Established on April 17, 1917, the town boasts several historic landmarks, attractions and lodges. 

THE BROWN PALACE HOTEL AND SPA is celebrating its 125th anniversary in August with special offerings and events all year long, including an anniversary package that includes accommodations at the iconic hotel, $125 hotel credit and a collectable 125th anniversary amenity. 

Deanna Curtis, The Broadmoor’s first female falconer, shares how she landed in a unique career.

 

Born and raised in Bryan, about 90 miles east of Village of Salado, Chadley Hollas, Village of Salado’s director of tourism, says he came to the town with one goal: to help Salado become Texas’ best small destination. His favorite thing about his adopted hometown is the people. “They are quirky, creative and hospitable—a neat combination that makes for many good conversations,” says Hollas.