Visitation at Rocky Mountain National Park was up slightly last year to 3,229,618. That’s about 2 percent higher than 2011 figures. Park Spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says the increase is partially due to a change in how traffic is tracked.
Areas of Rocky Mountain National Park did not benefit much from this weekend’s snow fall. Officials say the Fern Lake Fire, which started in early October, could still be smoldering.
Favorable fire conditions and a 2-inch layer of snow are helping crews gain the upper hand on at 3,498 acre fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Despite strong winds, firefighters have been able to keep the Fern Lake Fire within Rocky Mountain National Park. The blaze is now estimated at 3,477 acres with 40 percent containment.
Fern Lake Fire officials were preparing for a night of difficult weather conditions Sunday, with potential sustained wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour.