Crews are working to improve access to and from Rocky Mountain National Park with the Downtown Estes Loop Project.

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Happy Birthday Isabella Bird

The year 2023 marks 150 years since Isabella Bird's iconic exploration of Estes Park! Born on October 15, 1831, we are also celebrating of the birthday of the legendary Ms. Bird this October. As part of the celebration, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy shares a bit of history on Isabella Bird and her…

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History of Bear Lake

With summer approaching, many visitors will make the trek up to one of Rocky Mountain National Park's most iconic vistas; Bear Lake. The Rocky Mountain Conservancy writes about the geology, biology and history that make Bear Lake a destination worth visiting again and again: Seventy-two peaks over…

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Mysteries of Estes Park

Read on for some Estes spookiness… if you dare. The Haunting at the Baldpate Inn In 1911, Gordon and Ethel Mace built a classic log cabin for themselves and several smaller tourist cabins to accompany it. In 1917 they built a larger lodging facility which became the Baldpate Inn, named from a…

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The History of Salt Water Taffy in Estes Park

Why this boardwalk delicacy is better in the mountains. Also, what’s up with fudge. A common question from folks walking Elkhorn Avenue (the main drag downtown) is “what’s up with all the taffy?” Well, first off, there are just two shops specializing in this chewy delight (though there are many…

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Celebrating 6 Women Who Made Estes Park History

This Women’s History Month, let’s celebrate a few pioneers that have paved the way through their innovation, confidence, leadership, and their time spent in Estes Park. Today, we champion some badass ladies including Isabella Bird, Elizabeth and Esther Burnell, Mary Belle King Sherman, Imogene Green…

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