Local Tips

Autumn Gold Festival This Weekend!

This weekend is the Autumn Gold Festival! We'll be at the festival filming all the music and fun. Hope to see you there!

N Nick Molle

Fall Colors

Fall is our favorite time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park! Here is a short video we made showcasing the beautiful colors and scenery you'll experience while here. This year we expect the best time to view fall colors will be towards the end of September.

S Sean

Things to Do with Estes Valley Recreation and Park District

All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list is just a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming! Visit evrpd.com for additional information as well as complete class, program, event and activity listings. To register, call 970- 586-8191 or visit evrpd.com.

L Lisa

High Fire Danger in Rocky

Fire danger has increased rapidly recently with dry, windy conditions and with the curing of a robust grass crop. As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, along with high visitation and high fire danger, park visitors are reminded that there are always fire restrictions in place at Rocky Mountain National Park. Campfires are prohibited in the park, except within designated metal campfire rings in front-country campgrounds and some picnic areas. Visitors are also reminded to properly extinguish and dispose of cigarettes.


Help Save The Life of a Bear

It takes all of us to save the life of a bear! Seeing a wild bear is an unforgettable experience! Black bears eat, sleep, and live here. Rocky is an important place for bears. And we hope it is a special place for you. We care about bears. Will you?

N Nick Molle

Let's Talk About Owls

In this clip from our newest film, "Nature of the Beasts", Nick meets with Scott Rashid from the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute to talk about owls in Rocky Mountain National Park. "Nature of the Beasts" is now playing on PBS stations across the country and is available to purchase on our website as a DVD/Blu-ray combo.

N Nick Molle

Live Performance Filmed for Future Release

Last night we professionally filmed a wonderful concert from Erik Oftedahl Music and Carter Sampson here in Estes Park! We'll release a couple of songs from the performance on our TV Channel, Roku Channel and this App in the coming weeks.

N Nick Molle

Eve of Estes

In this clip from our film, The Living Dream, Nick takes us back to the year 1917 and tells us about an elaborate publicity stunt in Rocky Mountain National Park involving a woman dressed in animal skin supposedly returning to nature. This is the story of the Eve of Estes. Watch the complete film on our Roku Channel! https://channelstore.roku.com/details/135726/rocky-mountain-channel

N Nick Molle

Things to Do with Estes Valley Recreation and Park District

All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list only covers a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming. For a complete list of classes, programs, events and activities, and to register, visit evrpd.com.

L Lisa

Nature of the Beasts Premieres this Sunday

This Sunday, August 4th at 4:00 PM, watch the Colorado Television Premiere of Nick Mollé's "Nature of the Beasts" on Rocky Mountain PBS. For the rest of the country, please check with your local PBS station on when they will premiere the film.

N Nick Molle

2019 SnowyGrass Music Festival Film

Estes Park’s very own bluegrass festival down by the river! Here's a short highlight film showing all of the great bluegrass music and fun that you might have missed at this year’s SnowyGrass Music Festival in Estes Park. Enjoy!

S Sean

Bring On the Littles!

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) is excited to announce the

D Dawn

SnowyGrass Music Festival this Weekend!

Our favorite music festival, SnowyGrass Music Festival in Estes Park , starts Friday and runs through Saturday at Baldwin Park behind Snowy Peaks Winery! Some of our favorite bluegrass and Americana bands will be performing on stage for a two day festival. Here’s a video we shot at last year’s music festival. We’ll be there again filming the festival all day Saturday. Be sure to check out ESTES PARK'S VERY OWN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL DOWN BY THE RIVER!

N Nick Molle

This Morning at Lily Lake

Take a break from your day and enjoy the sights and sounds that we captured this morning at Lily Lake!

S Sean

Fall River Road Open for the Season!

Old Fall River Road opened to vehicles today, Friday, July 12. The road normally opens by fourth of July weekend but winter conditions at higher elevations in the park this year, as recently as June 23, delayed the snow clearing and maintenance of Old Fall River Road.


Ypsilon Lake

"We decided to visit one of my favorite remote destinations. The somewhat strenuous endeavor was well worth it when we arrived at oh so rewarding Ypsilon Lake!." Nick Mollé

N Nick Molle