PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A record number of visitors enjoyed the Maroon Bells scenic area this summer.
The U.S. Forest Service estimates more than 320,000 people toured the iconic spot.READ MORE: Rep. Jason Crow Wants Bill That Would Let Victims Sue Gun Manufacturers And Dealers For Illegal Use Of Firearms
That’s a 12% increase from last year.READ MORE: GadellNet Consulting Services Bringing 55+ Jobs To Denver
Just last month, the Forest Service announced it will require reservations for overnight camping.MORE NEWS: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Joins Other Mayors Asking Biden To Be Included In Climate Migration Study
It has no plans to cap day visits to Maroon Lake.