If you are planning on hitting a trail at Rocky Mountain National Park any time soon, be sure to bring your mask. The National Parks Service has announced that masks are now a requirement for employees, visitors, partners, and contractors.

This requirement follows an executive order mandating masks on federal land signed by President Biden.

Masks will be required outdoors only when social distancing cannot be maintained.

To protect the health of those who live, work and visit our national parks and facilities, and in support of the...

Posted by National Park Service on Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Popular areas, narrow trails, and other areas that have a denser population of visitors is where you will most likely be using a mask at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Last summer, Rocky Mountain National Park instituted a time reservation system to protect visitors from the pandemic. That system ended in October and park officials recently said they plan to stay away from that in the 2021 summer.

Rocky Mountain National Park did see a downtick in annual visitors in 2020 but typically averages more than 4 million each year.

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