Estes Park Historian Laureate, Dr. James Pickering's most recently completed book, From the Archives: Essays and Documents on the Early History of Rocky Mountain National Park is now available free of charge. The book can be accessed via the links below.
Estes Park has one of Colorado's longest histories as a destination community, which continues today. From its naming and widespread publicity in the 1864 Rocky Mountain News to millions of annual visitors, the allure and enjoyment of Estes Park remains across generations.
Nestled at the foot of iconic Longs Peak, Estes Park's story of Native American tribes, homesteaders, entrepreneurs, and artists is unique to Colorado. With the formation of Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915 and the incorporation of the Town in 1917, Estes Park hosted a number of notable individuals such as Isabella Bird, Enos Mills, Eleanor Hondius, and F.O. Stanley. Often remarked as a "paradise" by visitors, Estes Park experiences its own trials of floods and fires, lending to a strong sense of community by those who live here. Through interactive displays and in-depth exhibits, explore the place many have come to love - make the Estes Park Museum your destination today, admission is free!
Estes Park Museum
200 4th Street
Estes Park, CO 80517
Wednesday - Saturday:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.