The National Park Service (NPS) is developing a Day Use Visitor Access Strategy at Rocky Mountain National Park. The steps for this long term planning effort are as follows:

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Civic engagement (initial public comment opportunity) - May 2021
Step 2. Review of public comments - Summer 2021
Step 3. Civic engagement (public comment) summary released- January 2022
Step 4. Incorporate public comments, refine draft strategies, and develop management concepts - Autumn 2022
Step 5. Civic engagement on ideas for draft strategies - December 12, 2022 - February 1, 2023
Step 6. Prepare public comment summary and develop alternatives - January through March 2023
Step 7. Develop draft plan and associated compliance - Summer 2023
Step 8. Public review and comment on draft plan and NEPA document - Autumn 2023 *
Step 9. Decision and finalize plan - Early 2024

Once the park has developed a proposed action, the formal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process can begin. The NPS will provide additional opportunities for the public to engage in the planning process.