Local Tips

Spring Runoff Safety

Nick wants to remind you that when the annual spring runoff is running high like it currently is in Estes Park, it can be dangerous. So, please, be careful!

N Nick Molle

Trail Ridge Road Tips

In this clip from our TV Show "This is Estes Park!" Nikki from Green Jeep Tours gives you some helpful info and tips about Trail Ridge Road. You'll also see some of the beautiful scenery and wildlife on the highest continually paved road in the United States!

S Sean

The Estes Park Museum Re-Opens!

The Estes Park Museum recently re-opened after completing an interior remodel project. The remodel project also included a new welcome film, titled Destination Estes Park, that we produced. Stop by and see the new film and changes to the museum! The Museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., year round.

S Sean

Are You a Big "Old West" History Buff?

If you are fascinated by history, and in particular, the history of the "Old West", one of the most thrilling places to visit in the Rockies is the Estes Park Historical Museum.


The Plows have met at the top of Trail Ridge!

Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators from the east side and west sides of the park met on Trail Ridge Road yesterday, May 29, for the first time this year. East side plow operators were again able to reached the Alpine Visitor Center and Trail Ridge Store area. They initially reached the Alpine Visitor Center complex on May 15 - soon afterwards multiple spring snow storms pushed plow efforts back to lower elevations on Trail Ridge Road.


How Big is Rocky?

Straddling the Continental Divide about sixty miles northwest of Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park is home to 416 square miles (265,821 acres) of designated wilderness.


Nick Mollé at the PBS Convention

Nick is currently at the Annual PBS Convention in Nashville, TN to promote his soon to be released documentary, Nature of the Beasts! Here he is with recording artist Carlene Carter who Nick met many years ago with her Mom June Carter Cash when Nick was acting in a dinner theater near Nashville.

S Sean

Finding Great Hikes in Rocky!

Did you know there are over 360 miles of hiking trails in Rocky Mountain National Park? That's nearly one for every day of the year! Check out Our Favorite Hikes section in the Rocky Mountain Channel App & discover your favorite hike!


Business Spotlight - Rambo's Liquor

We wanted to share another one of our new ad's we made recently for Rambo's Longhorn Liquor! Rambo's has been a longtime advertiser with us on the Rocky Mountain Channel. Please stop by and visit our friends, Matt and Cristie, next time you're in Estes!

S Sean

This morning at Sprague Lake

We spent this beautiful Memorial Day morning filming this footage at Sprague Lake. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day as we remember those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

S Sean

User Submitted Photo

This photo was sent to us recently by a nice couple who made it to Rainbow Curve on Trail Ridge Road.

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 onlycovers a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming. For a complete list of classes, programs, events and activities, including the new summer fitness schedule, visit evrpd.com.

D Dawn

Book a Green Jeep Tour and See Rocky Through New Eyes!

Trail Ridge Road may not be open yet, but as soon as it does, our friends at Green Jeep Tours can take you all the way to the top and beyond. In fact, you can book a day trip to Grand Lake, let them do the driving, and take all the photos you like of the most spectacular views you will ever see! Book your tour today! Green Jeep Tours


1st Annual Disc Golf Tournament at Lake Estes Golf Course

Come enjoy the very 1st Annual Disc Golf Tournament at the Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course! Explore the newly created disc golf course, along the Big Thompson river, within walking distance of the Visitor Center and parking garage.


Trail Ridge Road Status

Due to late spring snowfall and continuing winter-like conditions at high elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road’s opening will be delayed and will not open to vehicles over the Memorial Day Holiday.


Open House at Hyk

Hyk is hosting an open house May 22, 2019 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM - featuring live music, a fashion show, door prizes, new products from Howler Bros., Topo Designs, Cotopaxi, and a little something speciall from our friends at Rock Cut Brewery.


May Snow Storm

We wanted to share some photos of the May snow storm we experienced overnight. It was a beautiful morning in Estes Park!

S Sean

Trail Ridge Road Plowing Update

Every year, Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators begin plowing Trail Ridge Road in mid-April. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in the United States - reaching 12,183 feet in elevation. Crews from the west side of the park and crews from the east side of the park move along the road and eventually meet near the Alpine Visitor Center. Park plow operators normally encounter drifts from 18 to 22 feet and are accustomed to plowing the same section of road over and over. Trail Ridge Road was completed in 1932. The earliest the road has opened was on May 7, 2002; the latest June 26, 1943. In 2011, the road opened on June 6.