Local Tips
04/18/2019

Celebrating Earth Day At Rocky Mountain National Park

Come celebrate Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park. A special Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Earth Day is a chance for the world to unite around the importance of preserving a healthy planet, and the role we play in its protection. There will be Arts & Crafts stations to create cool Earth Day artwork, and park staff and scientists will be on hand to share information on a variety of Earth Day topics. Park greenhouse tours will take place, offering a great way to see young plants springing to life. A map with directions to the greenhouse will be available at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

S Sean
04/17/2019

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, visit evrpd.com.

D Dawn
04/04/2019

Disc Golf Has Arrived at the Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course!

The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVPRD) is excited to announce the addition of a disc golf course at the Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course. The course will have a soft opening from April 1 to April 12 with play starting daily at 9 a.m. Tee times are not required during the soft opening. The course will be closed for annual maintenance from April 13 to May 9 to prepare the greens for summer play. The course will reopen on Friday, May 10 for the 2019 summer season when disc golf play will start daily at noon and tee times are encouraged.

D Dawn
04/01/2019

Springtime in Rocky

We love Springtime in Rocky! Here’s a clip from Nick Mollé’s “Rivers of the Rockies” featuring the unique personality of springtime in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

N Nick Molle
03/26/2019

Moments in History - Mission 66

In 1956 during the prosperous times after World War II, President Dwight D. Eisenhower implemented a plan to upgrade all of the National Parks. For Rocky, this ten year plan called Mission 66 meant new visitor centers including the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Beaver Meadows Visitors Center and Park Headquarters.

N Nick Molle
03/25/2019

Clouds over Lumpy Ridge

After a brief snow storm yesterday evening, we captured this dramatic cloud cover over Lumpy Ridge.

S Sean
03/22/2019

You're invited to the Annual Sister Cities Dinner!

I am excited to host this year’s Sister Cities Dinner honoring the relationship between Estes Park and Monteverde, Costa Rica. I have been involved with this organization for many years and have enjoyed several visits to Costa Rica. The significance of the philosophy of sharing cultural experiences has never been more important to our small planet than it is now; an idea not lost as we complete our documentary, Nature of the Beasts. My involvements with the people of Costa Rica have had a profound effect on my passion for the ultimate connection between art and science in a world where national parks become a place where we all come together. We are so lucky to have an International National Parks Agreement with our Costa Rican partners.

N Nick Molle
03/22/2019

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, visit evrpd.com.

S Sean
03/20/2019

Hidden Valley Winter Recreation Area

After many years as a ski resort, Hidden Valley Ski area closed in 1991. Since then it has transformed into a popular winter recreation in Rocky Mountain National Park!

S Sean
03/14/2019

Early Morning Snow Pics

Here are a few stills we took this morning showing the beautiful snow around Estes!

S Sean
03/13/2019

Estes Park Snow - March 13, 2019

Lots of snow coming down in Estes Park this morning! We’re expected to get about 4 to 6 inches of snow today. Here's some footage that we shot around downtown.

S Sean
03/11/2019

Longs Peak - Tommy Caldwell and Dr. Tom Hornbein

William Byers, Rocky Mountain Jim, Isabella Bird and Enos Mills are four of the countless who have been captivated by the mystique of the 14,259 foot Longs Peak. Whether on a technical route or a scrambling trail, there is no easy way up. Thousands of hopeful souls have embraced its challenge and accepted its rewards or consequences. As difficult to define as mountaineering itself, Longs Peak holds the spirit of Rocky Mountain National Park.

N Nick Molle
03/03/2019

Whiskey Warm Up Highlight Video

Snow didn't stop these whiskey enthusiasts from attending this year's Estes Park Whiskey Warm Up! Here's some footage we shot today of the event at George Hix Riverside Plaza.

S Sean