The Denver Post reports that the National Park Service says visitors spent a combined $450 million in communities around Colorado's park service land. Communities near Rocky Mountain National Park received $268 million of that total.
The Park Service's 2015 Economics of Visitor Spending Report says the money helped support 6,937 jobs in Colorado and had a $666.9 million impact on the state economy.
NPS Intermountain Region Director Sue Masica says the 12 national park site in Colorado draw more than 7 million visitors each year.
Rocky Mountain National Park is the third-most visited of the 59 parks in the National Park system.