01.07.16

Gardner Celebrates Rocky Mountain National Park’s Record Attendance in 2015

Washington – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released a statement following reports that Rocky Mountain National Park had a record number of visitors in 2015 as the park celebrated its 100th Anniversary. In 2015, Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary year, more than four million people visited the park, which marks a 21 percent increase compared to the previous year. Senator Gardner spoke at the park’s Centennial Re-Dedication Ceremony on September 4, 2015. 

“Rocky Mountain National Park is the crown jewel of the National Park system. I am proud the great state of Colorado welcomed more than four million visitors over the course of the past year from Colorado and around the world to visit this national treasure,” Gardner said. "It's our duty to ensure Rocky will continue sharing its grandeur beyond the next 100 years as well.  

“As a fifth generation Coloradan, I understand how important the National Park Service (NPS) is to our state. I am confident all the parks within Colorado will have a successful 2016 as we celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday. Whether it’s experiencing dinosaur fossils at Dinosaur National Monument, the natural beauty and wildlife at Great Sand Dunes, archeological sites at Mesa Verde, or others, visitors have been struck by our state’s attractions.  Here’s to making sure the next hundred years for the NPS are even more successful than the last.”

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.