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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).

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Estes Park location: 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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Climate & Weather

The weather in Estes Park is 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.
The average low temperature is (Feb) 5 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (July) 82 degrees F.
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Estes Park history:

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.

Here is a history page for Estes Park.
The settling of Estes Park: 1859
The founding of Estes Park: 1905
The incorporation date of Estes Park: April 16, 1917 (town)

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Estes Park attractions:

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

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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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