Rocky Mountain National Park issues statement on access after government shutdown |

Rocky Mountain National Park issues statement on access after government shutdown

Rocky Mountain National Park will remain as accessible as possible during the government shutdown, though visitor services and emergency responders will be limited.
Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News File

Much of the federal government is officially shut down after the senate was unable to agree on stopgap funding measures that would have allowed government services to continue Friday night. As the deadline approached, and the prospect of a shutdown grew more imminent, Rocky Mountain National Park issued a statement regarding the issue.

The statement reads: “In the event of a shutdown, National Park system units, including Rocky Mountain National Park, would remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures.

“Roads that are already open would remain open, weather and road conditions permitting. However, visitor services will be limited. Services that require staffing and maintenance, such as entrance stations, the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, the Kawuneeche Visitor Center, Moraine Park Campground, and most restroom facilities will not be operating.

“There will be limited park staff to respond to emergency situations.”

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