Fall River Entrance Improvements
Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is considering options for improving the Fall River Entrance Station, one of two major entrance stations on the east side of the park. The entrance station is located on US Highway 34, just inside the park boundary. The current station was constructed in the 1960s as part of National Park Service (NPS) Mission 66 enhancements and contributes to the Fall River Entrance Station Historic District.
Originally designed for seasonal (summer only) operation over 50 years ago, the once adequate facilities at the Fall River Entrance Station have exceeded their useful design life and no longer meet the safety or operational needs of the park. Due to increasing visitation and traffic congestion at the entrance and its impact on visitors and neighboring businesses, staff and visitor safety issues, as well as other operational concerns, the park is considering potential options for improving this entrance. These potential options include improving the entrance in the same location or nearby, or moving it to another location further west on US Highway 34. It is anticipated that the entrance improvements will update systems and facilities, resulting in better operations, and more convenient access for visitors.
The park will be preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) and invites public input in advance of the EA preparation. The public scoping process has begun and written comments are invited through August 14, 2017.
To submit comments click on "Document List" on the left side of the screen. When the web page opens, click on the "Fall River Entrance Improvements Public Scoping Newsletter" or "Fall River Entrance Improvements Public Meeting Presentation" to learn more about the project or to submit comments.