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Estes Park
Larimer County, Colorado


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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Estes Park is approximately 5,413 (2000), 5858 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,006 (1990), 2796 (2010).
The amount of land area in Estes Park is 13.188 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Estes Park is 6.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.131 sq kilometers.
The distance from Estes Park to Washington DC is 1568 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 54 miles. (as the crow flies)
Estes Park is positioned 40.37 degrees north of the equator and 105.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Estes Park elevation is 7,522 feet above sea level.
Estes Park per capita income is $ 29,387.
Estes Park median income is $ 29,387 (1990).
The Estes Park median home price is $ 269,316 (2000).
The average low temperature is (Feb) 5 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (July) 82 degrees F.


70 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado, in the Fort Collins general area. Here is a map page for the Estes Park area.
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cold in winter and nice in summer. Because of its valley location, Estes Park enjoys much milder weather than other mountain areas of Colorado. There are an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. Most precipitation comes between May and September.
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History & History Related Items

The Estes Park Historical MuseumInformation and pictures of early Estes Park can be found at this excellent site.

A summary history of Estes Park:
Estes Park is a resort community about 70 miles northwest of Denver. William Byers, the editor of the Rocky Mountain News, named the area after Joel Estes, who is credited with "discovering" this area in 1859. According to legend, he sold his claim for a yoke of oxen and left in 1866. Other ranchers began arriving in the 1870s.
Isabella Bird, an English traveller, came to this area in 1873 on horseback. Her letters to her sister in England were published in "A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains." She was one of the earliest visitors to promote the scenic beauty of this area.
The Irish earl Lord Dunraven came to this area in 1872 while on a hunting trip. He built a hunting lodge, cabin and hotel for his guests and illegally homesteaded up to 6000 acres in an unsuccessful attempt to create a private hunting preserve. The Dunraven holdings were purchased by B.D. Sanborn of Greeley, and partner with F.O. Stanley, the wealthy inventor who co-developed the Stanley steam car with his twin brother. Stanley had come to Estes Park in 1902 from Newton, Massachusetts. He opened his majestic Stanley Hotel in 1909. A fleet of Stanley mountain wagons brought visitors from Front Range railheads up to Estes Park.
The village of Estes Park was platted in 1905 and incorporated in 1917 with 317 residents. Rocky Mountain National Park, which borders the village on the west, was established in 1915 and is the biggest tourist attraction in Colorado.

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The settling of Estes Park


The founding of Estes Park


The incorporation of Estes Park

April 16, 1917 (town)


A website all about Estes Park, CO - Virtual Estes Park

Learn more about Estes Park at this informative site.

Rocky Mountain National Park (unofficial webpage)
355 Miles of Hiking Trails, Wildlife Watching Areas, Cross Country Skiing, Camping

Estes Park on-line, links about Estes Park

What to do in Estes Park

Enos Mills Cabin Museum Center
6760 State Highway 7
Estes Park, CO 80517-6404
Phone: 970-586-4706

Estes Park Area Museum
200 4th St
Estes Park, CO 80517-6339
Phone: 970-586-6256

Mac Gregor Ranch Museum
180 Macgregor Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517-9015
Phone: 970-586-3749
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Estes Park City Government

Town of Estes Park
Estes Park Municipal Building
P.O. Box 1200
170 MacGregor Ave
Estes Park, Colorado 80517
Phone: 970-577-3800
Fax: 970-586-2816

Estes Park has an Elected Mayor, 6 Member Board of Trustees and Town Administrator

Estes Park Chamber

Estes Park, Colorado Chamber of Commerce
500 Big Thompson Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: (970) 586-4431
Toll-free: 800-44-ESTES
Fax: (970) 586-0144

Estes Park Community Events

Community Events page for Estes Park. This informative page has a good tentative 1998 calendar of events for Estes Park

Estes Park Organizations

Estes Park, Colorado Chamber of Commerce
500 Big Thompson Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: (970) 586-4431
Toll-free: 800-44-ESTES
Fax: (970) 586-0144

Estes Park Libraries

Estes Park Public Library
335 W Elkhorn Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: 970-586-8116

Estes Park Schools

Park School District R-3
1605 Brodie Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517-7486
Phone: 970-586-2361

Estes Park High School
1600 Manford Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: 970-586-5321

Estes Park Middle School
1500 Manford Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: 970-586-4439

Estes Park Intermediate School
1505 Brodie Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: 970-586-7406

Estes Park Elementary School
605 Community Drive
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: 970-586-9529 Estes Park


The population of Estes Park was:
1970 - 1,616
1980 - 2,703
1990 - 3,184
1996 - 5,077
2000 - 5,413

Median Selling Price for a home (1995) $ 161,698

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