**MEDIA ADVISORY—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
November 5, 2020
Estes Park Open and Welcoming Visitors
Estes Park is currently open and ready to welcome visitors once again. Evacuation status has been lifted for Estes Park due to increased containment on the East Troublesome – Thompson Zone Fire and Cameron Peak Fire.
While Roosevelt National Forest remains closed, some areas of Rocky Mountain National Park will reopen on Friday, November 6. There are also plenty of opportunities to experience nature and support local businesses in Estes Park. Here are a few highlights:
- Search for golden Pika statues in Estes Park’s downtown square
- Grab coffee and a book at Macdonald Book Shop or Kind Coffee
- Take a hike along the Lake Estes loop trail
- Enjoy a picnic at Performance Park
- Stroll along the Downtown Riverwalk
- Visit Elkins Distilling and try the first and only spirits made (legally) in Estes Park
- Stay overnight in one of Estes Park’s many secluded cabin options
Visitors planning a trip to Estes Park should review the fire information page for details on the latest safety tips while in Estes Valley: https://www.visitestespark.com/plan/fire-info/
Additionally, Fire Chief David Wolf of Estes Valley Fire Protection District is currently available to be interviewed for media opportunities regarding what visitors should know about visiting Estes Park. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about scheduling an interview.