Estes Park

53°F
Current Population
6,085
Elevation Level
7529 ft

About Estes Park

A city that needs no introduction: Estes Park.

Estes Park is located 70 miles from Denver in Northern Colorado. It is a base for the Rocky Mountain National Park and it lies along the Big Thompson River. Here residents and visitors will find an abundance of activities, many revolving around the local terrain. Estes parks is surrounded by Colorado beauty. Here you will find panoramic Rocky Mountain views, wildlife, and outdoor adventures waiting for you!
 

Explore Estes Park

Entertainment & Culture

  • The Stanley Hotel is an elegant, world famous hotel that first opened in 1909. Today it is known for its haunted halls if you are looking for a ghost tour or thrills. 

  • Estes Park Shopping features over 300 shops ranging from small boutiques to fine furniture and jewelry inspired from traditions around the world and in Estes Park. 

  •  Estes Park Outdoor Activities include hiking, biking, fishing, rock climbing and various other activities. 

  • Estes Park Dining features a unique range of dining options from casual to elegant meals 

  • Rocky Mountain National Park is an expansive park spanning the continental divide, with miles of hiking trails, wildlife and beautiful scenery.

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Popular Restaurants

You won't find dining within the National Park but you will find plenty of delicious options in town. Estes Park has a beautiful downtown that is filled with local breweries and distilleries and prime dining. 

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Parks

A vast amount of Estes Park remains untouched as much of it is surrounded by the protected lands of Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest. Estes Park is a true all-season town. You'll find no shortage of outdoor activity no matter the weather or time of year. From summer to fall enjoy camping, hiking, biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, paddle boarding, and sightseeing. Winter brings a different batch of fun with snowshoeing, sledding, and for the brave, ice climbing and backcountry skiing. 

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About the Community

Estes Park High School

Summary
  • District Park School District R-3
  • Phone (970) 586-5321
  • Address 1600 MANFORD AVE
  • County Larimer County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +15% to +20%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 376
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Estes Park K-5 School

Summary
  • District Park School District R-3
  • Phone (970) 586-7406
  • Address 1505 BRODIE AVE
  • County Larimer County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 500
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Estes Park Middle School

Summary
  • District Park School District R-3
  • Phone (970) 586-4439
  • Address 1500 MANFORD AVE
  • County Larimer County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +5% to +10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 300
  • Student Teacher Ratio 12

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 6,085
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 6,265
Households
  • Total Households 2,882
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 2,968
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 307

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 13.95
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 18.10
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 46.70
  • Avg Jan High Temp 38.70
  • Avg Jul High Temp 78.60
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 121
  • Air Pollution Index 111
  • Earthquake Index 53
  • Hail Index 31
  • Tornado Index 5
  • Wind Index 412

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1976
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 79
  • Health Care Cost 86
  • Transportation Cost 78