Rocky Mountain National Park awards guide service contracts
December 24, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park officials announced this week that they implemented the final phase of its Commercial Services Strategy for guided commercial climbing in the park awarding contracts to the following companies: Contracts were awarded to:
American Alpine Institute, Ltd. Bellingham, Washington
Colorado Mountain School Estes Park, Colorado
Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides Boulder, Colorado
Kent Mountain Adventure Center, Inc. Estes Park, Colorado
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides Jackson, Wyoming
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San Juan Mountain Guides, LLC Ouray, Colorado
All of the contracts will authorize the same services which include rock climbing, ice climbing and avalanche training.
In July, park staff released a prospectus for up to six concession contracts for Instruction and Guide Services in Technical Mountaineering.
One of the goals of the Commercial Services Strategy is to create more choices in guided climbing and technical mountaineering commercial services for park visitors. Previously, the park had a single contract for this service. Awarding contracts to additional entities will create diverse opportunities for the public to select from a variety of possible mountaineering trips; reflecting different prices, styles, and program orientation, said Kyle Patterson
Public Affairs Officer of Rocky Mountain National Park.