Designation as a park no guarantee of increase in visitors to Colorado National Monument

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As locals debate the merits of redesignating Colorado National Monument a national park, the experiences of other monuments-turned-parks suggest the anticipated impacts on both tourism and the…




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Go to Bryce and Zion and look at all the rented RVs and foreign tourists that are on their “National Parks tour” .... If they swing toward Arches and CanyonLands, then come our way, they enter Fruita side, leave GJ side, then stop either have lunch here or stay the night in one of our hotels. None of those people would move here, so everyone with the NATIVE or NO VACANCY bumper stickers can relax. They’d just dump a little money into our local economy on their way through.

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