In a top ten list released by the National Park Service, Rocky Mountain National Park moved up to the third most-visited National Park. Previously the fifth most visited, Rocky passed Yosemite and Yellowstone National Park to earn its number three position.

We are so proud to have Rocky as the backdrop to Estes Park!  Thanks to all who visited in 2015 to celebrate Rocky’s centennial with us. 2016 is the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, and we invite you all back to Estes Park to celebrate this new milestone in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The full top ten list:

  1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 10,712,674
  2. Grand Canyon National Park - 5,520,736
  3. Rocky Mountain National Park - 4,155,916
  4. Yosemite National Park - 4,150,217
  5. Yellowstone National Park - 4,097,710
  6. Zion National Park - 3,648,846
  7. Olympic National Park - 3,263,761
  8. Grand Teton National Park - 3,149,921
  9. Acadia National Park - 2,811,184
  10. Glacier National Park - 2,366,056