Spending was up by about 8 percent and visits rose by 5.5 percent over 2015, a new report says.
Great Sand Dunes National Park
An ambitious project is symbolic of how land managers are approaching one of their biggest long-term issues: climate change.
That acreage is part of the historic Medano Ranch, which is owned by the Nature Conservancy.
The National Park Service is racing to record soundscapes of each park that capture nature for the ear. "If we start to lose sounds of wilderness, we start to lose a piece of us," one scientist says.
Four national parks in Colorado earned poor grades: Great Sand Dunes, Rocky Mountain, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison and Mesa Verde.
- The patrol says the boy was found Monday walking down the road. A state trooper found him.Read more