The following article appeared May 31, 2013 in USA Today. You can find it in full at the following link. As we have said would be the case for the Colorado National Monument should it be re-designated as a national park, no rules or regulations regarding Pinnacles have changed, simply the name. But! Because of the name change new tourists are finding their way to Pinnacles and helping local wineries and the economy in general as they explore the nation’s 59th national park and it’s surrounding towns. Pinnacles was officially named a national park in January. If the Colorado National Monument is re-designated it would become the nation’s 60th national park.