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Welcome to Estes Park By Todd Jirsa Estes Park Mayor

Todd Jirsa

Welcome! Whether you’re a longterm resident of Estes Park, or a newcomer to our beloved community, I’d like to invite you to learn more about what makes our town

so special. It’s the kind of place that really has something for everyone. Surrounded by vast, beautiful public lands, we’re spoiled by the best nature can offer. In our backyards, we have endless opportunities for fun and recreation. In town,

we have shopping, restaurants, arts and culture at our fingertips. Estes Park also boasts an outstanding school system, health care and emergency ser vices. We’re a full-ser vice community, with ever ything you could ask for in a great place to live.

What’s inside

Town government and structure ............... 4 Estes Park Museum ................................ 5 Law enforcement, fire protection and emergency services ................................ 6 MedX ...................................................... 7 Estes Valley Library ................................. 8 Health and medical services .................... 9 Estes area schools ................................ 10 Financial services ................................. 11 Breweries abound in Estes Park ............. 12 The Stanley Hotel .................................. 18 Inspired Artisan Market and Studio ........ 19 Home services ...................................... 20 Automotive services .............................. 21 Real estate, nonprofits .......................... 22 Lodging, restaurants ............................. 23 Entertainment ....................................... 24 Ten Letters ............................................ 25 Community parks .................................. 26 Estes Valley Recreation and Parks District ........................................ 27

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Town government and structure By Estes Park Trail-Gazette

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he town of Estes Park celebrated their 100th birthday in 2017, and has been a place of wellness, respite, beautiful views, incredible wildlife and a popular spot for tourists. The town, which comprises approximately 6,300 residents, is governed by a Town Board of Trustees. There are seven trustees, with the mayor included. They are as follows: Mayor: Todd Jirsa Trustees: Ron Norris, Patrick Martchink, Marie Cenac, Ken Zornes, Eric Blackhurst, and Carlie Bangs. The town consists of several departments, like teh town Anmistrator’s Office, Community Development, Public Works, Finance and Events and Visitor Services. These departments and much of the day-to-day management of the town falls under the supervision of the town administrator, who is Travis Machalek. The town administrator is hired and supervised by the town board of trustees. The Estes Park Town Hall is located at 170 MacGregor Ave. right across the street from Bond Park. The Town Board meeting room, Town Clerk’s Office, Utilities, Public Works, Community Development, the Police Department and the Town Administrator’s office are all located at this location.

Utilities

The Estes Park Utilities Department consists of the following divisions: Water, Power and Communications and Information Technology. Approximately 6,600 customer accounts are served by the Town of Estes Park’s Water Division. The division’s coverage area is bordered by the east edge of town, the turn-in to Eagle Rock School on Dry Gulch Road, McCreery Lane on Devil’s Gulch Road, the southwest side of Carriage

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The Estes Park Town Hall is located at 170 MacGregor Ave. across the street from Bond Park. Hills off Highway 7, the Fish Hatchery area off of Fall River Road, and the Thunder Mountain Subdivision on Spur 66. Water Division staff services more than 110 miles of water main lines, two water treatment plants and over 710 fire hydrants. Long-term water rights planning, fire hydrant maintenance, EPA-regulated testing, and backflow regulation are performed by the Water Division. To report a water emergency or water main break, call 970586-5335. To report or discuss non-emergency issues such as a leaking or broken fire hydrant, water discoloration or for other water inquiries, please call 970-577-3619 or contact us by email at bwyss@estes.org. To initiate water service for new construction, please contact Steve Rusch, Utilities Coordinator, at 970-577-3625 or srusch@estes.org. Since 1945, the Town of Estes Park Light and Power Division, recently renamed Power and Communications to encompass its new broadband internet service, has provided the area with quality electrical service. Today the utility serves about 11,000 customers covering an area of 350 square

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miles — south on Highway 7 through Meeker Park, Allenspark, Ferncliff and Pine Valley to mile marker 18.75, County Road 43 through Glen Haven and the Retreat to mile marker 11, east on Highway 34 to mile marker 72, and east on Highway 36 to mile marker 7. The area is bordered on the west by Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park is one of four community owners of the Platte River Power Authority, joining the cities of Longmont, Loveland and Fort Collins in this endeavor. Platte River Power Authority, a non-profit entity, purchases or generates all of the energy needed to power these communities. Carbon-free and renewable energy projects comprise nearly 30 percent of the energy portfolio. Learn more at www.prpa.org/generation/noncarbon-resources. If the power goes out, the Power and Communications asks customers to check their breaker switches before calling. To report a non-emergency issue such as a street light or power pole issue, please contact Sarah Clark, Administrative Assistant, at 970-577-3627 or sclark@estes.org; or Joe Lockhart, Line Superintendent,

970-577-3613 or jlockhart@estes.org. Contact Sarah Clark to initiate service for new construction. To learn more about the broadband over fiberoptic service, coming to all of the electric service area, please visit www.goestesbroadband.com .

Taxing Districts

There are a number of different taxing districts in Estes Park, all collecting taxes to better serve the community. Visit Estes Park Visit Estes Park is the local marketing taxing district for Estes Park. They charge a lodging tax on all lodging stays in Estes Park and surrounding areas. They use that money to market the town, through the busy spring and summer seasons as well as the slower off seasons. They provide stakeholders with various services, like ad placement and free photography. The district is run by a CEO, who answers to a board of directors that is comprised of both town and county residents. CEO: Eric Lund Estes Valley Recreation and Parks District The Estes Valley Recreation

See GOVERNMENT, pg. 11


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A then and now photo of downtown Estes Park.

Estes Park Museum

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he Estes Park Museum connects the beauty of the area to the growth and development of this unique mountain community through a permanent display, temporary exhibits, and a gift shop. Explore the story of Estes Park through historic images, movies, and authentic artifacts. After viewing works of art by

After viewing works of art by historic artists and a 1909 Stanley Steamer Automobile, guests can listen to “Stories Under the Stars;” where you can sit beside a glowing campfire and hear tales from Estes Park pioneers.

historic artists and a 1909 Stanley Steamer Automobile, guests can learn from the locals with filmed oral histories and “Stories Under the Stars;” where you can sit beside a glowing campfire and hear tales from Estes Park pioneers.

Before stepping outside, be sure to enjoy numerous crafts and activities in the “High Country Hangout” then head to the 1908 Cobb-Macdonald Cabin and the Historic Boyd Building. The Cabin is a turnof-the-20th-century rustic

home that displays modest furniture and decorations while the Historic Boyd Building, which served as the first headquarters to Rocky Mountain National Park in downtown Estes Park from 1915 to 1923, hosts temporary exhibits.

Make the Estes Park Museum your Destination. Touch the past with hands-on exhibits.

Museum Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free Admission 200 Fourth St. Estes Park, CO 80517 • 970-586-6256 • www.estes.org/museum

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Law enforcement, fire protection work to keep residents safe Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Estes Park Police Department

170 MacGregor Ave. Dispatch: 970-586-4000 Emergency: 9-1-1 The Estes Park Police Department (EPPD) enforces public safety and laws within the Town of Estes Park under the direction of Chief Wes Kufeld. In addition to routine law enforcement, the EPPD provides a School Resource Officer, Restorative Justice, and Blue Santa Christmas gift-giving programs among other programs. The department no longer uses its jail. Prisoners are held at EPPD only briefly before being transported to the Larimer County Jail in Fort Collins.

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office

Estes Park Office Brodie Ave. Office: 970-577-2070 Sheriff Justin Smith and his agency oversee law enforcement and public safety in Larimer County. In addition to routine law enforcement, the LCSO provides transportation of inmates, civil process, handling of hazardous materials, search and rescue, maintains the detention center and wildland fire suppression in unincorporated areas of the county.

Colorado State Patrol

970-506-4999 Provides traffic enforcement on area highways.

Rocky Mountain National Park

970-586-1399 Rangers provide law enforcement within the federally managed national park.

Emergency Services

The Estes Park Police Department utilizes the Everbridge Aware system to send Emergency Notifications (commonly known as “reverse-911”). Emergency Notifications are used to notify residents of emergency situations including but limited to wildfires, floods, missing persons and police activity. If an alert is sent in your area the system will automatically detect land line phones,

The police station is located in the Town Hall building. however, you must sign up mobile devices if you wish to receive alerts. To register your cell phones and/or email accounts go to www.leta911.org click on the” Emergency Notifications” tab and follow the instructions. Don’t forget to remember your username and password in case your contact information changes. Estes Park encourages visitors to text GO EPALERTS to 888-777 to receive any emergency alerts that are sent our for two weeks. Estes Park also has dispatch that is available 24/7/365 for EPPD, EVFPD, GHVFD, EPH Ambulance, provide Emergency Medical Dispatch, are an ACE Accredited center.

Communications numbers

Main number, non-emergency in town limits: 970-586-4000 Colorado Toll Free Road Conditions: 1-877-315-7623 or 511 Estes Park Police Department Records: 970-577-3830 Animal Control in town limits 970-5864000 (Note: 9-1-1 is not the number to call for wildlife emergencies) Animal Control outside town limits, Larimer County Humane Society: 970-2263647 Estes Valley Crisis Advocates: 970-5779781 Poison Help Hotline: 800-222-1222 Colorado Bureau of Investigation: 303239-4300

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Fire protection

Estes Valley Fire Protection District Dannels Fire Station, 901 N. St. Vrain Ave., Estes Park Phone: Emergency 911, Administration 577-0900 Area of coverage: 66 square miles Mutual aid agreements: Allenspark, Pinewood Springs, Glen Haven, Loveland, Larimer County, Big Elk Meadows, RMNP, U.S. Forest Service, Platte River Power Authority. Pinewood Springs Volunteer Fire Department Phone: Emergency 911, Administration 303-823-5086 Area of coverage: Pinewood Springs area, extending to mile-marker 14 on Highway 36 and mile-marker eight west to Lions Gulch. Mutual aid agreements: Estes Park, Boulder County fire districts. Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department Phone: Emergency 911, Administration 586-5406 Fire Station #1: 7320 County Road 43 Area of coverage: 36 square miles, west to RMNP, south to top of switchbacks, north to top of Signal Mountain, east to point halfway between Loveland and Drake. Mutual aid agreements: Loveland Rural Protection Fire District, Estes Park, U.S. Forest Service, Larimer County Emergency Services, RMNP.


Get fit at MedX today By Estes Park Trail-Gazette

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xercising at MedX of Estes provides an opportunity for every member to have a personalized exercise prescription designed for them and opportunities for supervision every time they come in to work out. Exercise prescriptions are designed to help individuals reach health and fitness goals with an emphasis on strength, aerobic and flexibility components. For those who enjoy working out independently and not interested in super vision, MedX provides state of the art exercise equipment, free weights, cardiovascular equipment and class room for exercise goals to be achieved. You can not only work out at MedX, but get physical

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Some of the staff at MedX having fun. Get fit and have fun at MedX. therapy as well. They treat musculoskeletal issues including acute and chronic

back/neck pain, post-surgical treatment (including hip and knee replacements, rotator

cuff repair, ACL repair, etc.), sports-related injuries, workrelated injuries, osteoarthritis and stenosis. They treat neuromuscular impairments including balance training for fall prevention or return to sports, gait training, MS, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, fibromyalgia, post-polio syndrome and general deconditioning/weakness. They treat pelvic floor impairments, such as pelvic/ groin pain, bowel/bladder incontinence, urinar y frequency, urinar y urge and pelvic organ prolapse. Stop in to MedX at 158 1st St. in Estes Park, or call 970577-0174.

The Only Independent Physical Therapy facility in Estes Park providing a comprehensive approach to your therapy and exercise.

Serving Estes Park for 23 years!

Robert Scrivner PT, DPT Jennifer Newhouse Fitness/Intern Manager Kim Shaffer PTA Stacie Shay PT Office Manager Jodi Roman PT, DPT

When it comes to Physical Therapy, you have a choice! We hope you choose MedX of Estes! Let us help you during your time of injury or recovery.

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Spine Care: deconditioning, low back pain, bulging discs, pinched nerves, sciatica and neck pain. Aging: deconditioning, disease process and disabilities Musculoskeletal concerns: Pre and Post Surgery, joint replacements, sports-related injuries, work-related injuries, osteoarthritis and stenosis. Neuromuscular impairments: Balance, fall prevention, return to sports/work, gait training, MS, Parkinsons, stroke, fibromyalgia, post-polio syndrome and general deconditioning/weakness Pelvic floor issues: strengthening, pelvic/groin pain, bowel/bladder incontinence, urinary frequency and urge and pelvic organ prolapse Dry Needling: can be used on most areas for pain and stiffness.

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970-577-0174 or stop by to set up your appointment Open Monday-Friday 5:30 am - 8 pm, Saturdays 7 am - 4 pm and Sundays 10 am - 4 pm

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Estes Valley Library Courtesy of the Estes Valley Library For the Trail-Gazette

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ith a history that spans over a century, the Estes Valley Library provides vital library services to approximately 12,000 residents of Estes Park and surrounding communities. The mission of the Estes Valley Library is “To bring people, ideas, and opportunities together for the enrichment of our community.” The Library facility, located in downtown Estes Park, offers comfortable places for reading and study, small and large meeting rooms, as well as public internet computers and Wi-Fi access. The print collection contains nearly 40,000 items, including children’s materials, DVDs, audiobooks on CD, magazines,

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The Estes Valley Library offers a wide array of services to the public. and specialty kits that are part of “The Library of Things”, where you can teach yourself a new skill like knitting or playing the ukulele. In addition to the print collection, the Library’s digital collec-

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tion contains over 600,000 items. These resources include digital books (novels, bestsellers, nonfiction, cookbooks, history, self-help, teen books, and more), as well as downloadable audiobooks, music, movies, and

even comic books and TV shows. Instructions are available on the Library website, or new users may schedule a “Book-A-Librarian” appointment for one-on-one assistance. Early literacy is an important priority. The Library offers Baby Storytime every Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m. Preschool storytime is every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. For school-age children, the Library hosts after-school programs, book clubs, readingthemed craft activities, author visits and a Summer Reading Program with prize incentives. For adults, the Library hosts programs throughout the year that support literacy and learning. Programs include book and author discussions, as well as Makerspace programs, where participants learn hands-on See LIBRARY, pg. 30

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Health and medical services Medical Center

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At the UCHealth Primary Care Timberline Medical Center, the primary care doctors are the friendly faces that help he Salud Family Health get you healthy and keep you Center in Estes Park healthy. They’re also the peowas opened in 1992, but ple you see at the gym, at the Salud has had roots in Coloragrocery store and at soccer do long before that, originally practice. They have been helpopening in 1970. Today Salud ing people feel better for 25 is a Federally Qualified Health years. In 2015, the clinic Center (FQHC) operating 13 received its national recertificlinic locations, administrative and training site, and a mobile Neall Denman / Estes Park Trail-Gazette cation at the highest level as a Patient-Centered Medical unit. They provide medical, Estes Park Health is a critical care hospital located in Estes Home. This care model hardental, pharmacy and behavPark. nesses the power of the elecioral health care services to tronic medical record to prokeep you and your family ing fee scale based on family tered Medical Home healthy. size and income. Insurance (PCMH). The foundation of a vide more consistent, higher Salud focuses on low-inenrollment assistance is also Medical Home is the relation- quality primary care to the come, medically underserved available. ship between the patient, fami- entire patient population. populations as well as the Salud works to treat the ly and the Care Team. Servic- Estes Park Health migrant and seasonal farmwhole person. They integrate es are designed to respond to Estes Park Health is comworker population. Salud medical, dental, behavioral your personal goals and to prised of skilled, compassionFamily Health Centers health and pharmacy services support self-management of ate care givers. They are a accepts Medicaid, Medicare, to focus on all components of your health. critical resource in this mounCHP+, and most private insur- health and wellness. Salud ance plans. They offer a slidUCHealth Timberline See HEALTH, pg. 29 serves as your Patient-Cen-

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Estes Valley Area Schools

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he Estes Park R-3 School District serves students in grades preschool through 12. The district reaches as far as Allenspark, Drake, Pinewood Springs, and Glen Haven. A portion of the district is in Boulder County,and the district seat is Larimer County. The district operates three separate buildings, the elementary school (preschool through fifth grade), the middle school (sixth through eighth grade) and high school (grades nine through 12). A superintendent and a fivemember elected board administrate the school district. Staff includes more teachers, counselors, department mechanics, maintenance staff,

Park, CO 80517, 970-586-5321, Park Learning Place became a charitable nonprofit organiFax: 970-596-1102 zation in January 2003 and The Estes Park serves the greater Estes ValLearning Place ley community. Estes Park R-3 The Learning Place offers 600 S. St. Vrain Ave., Suite School District one-to-one tutoring which 200, Estes Park, CO 80517, Administrative offices 970-577-0020, Info@eplearn- strives to meet students needs at their current level, 1605 Brodie Ave., Estes ingplace.org www.eplearningcreate a learning plan based Park, CO 80517, 970-586-2361, place.org. on individual learning styles Fax: 970-596-1108, Founded in 1998 as an innoand needs, and cultivate stuwww.estesschools.org vative skill-building center for dents learning so they may Estes Park learners of all ages, the Estes reach their highest potential. food service workers, secretaries, aides, administrative assistants and other support staff members

Elementary School

1505 Brodie Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517, 970-586-7406, Fax: 970-596-7407

Estes Park Middle School

1500 Manford Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517, 970-586-4439 Fax: 970-596-1100

Estes Park High School

1600 Manford Ave., Estes

Students Improve with Tutoring Believing education unlocks dreams, we support students of all ages inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

The Estes Park Learning Place provides

• One-on-one tutoring in all subject areas for K-12 and adults; • GED preparation and testing; • ACT/SAT Preparation;

• Test Proctoring for Exams with Colleges and Universities when taking on-line classes • Costs are affordable by our discounting all students 50% of the actual cost of one-on-one tutoring and then providing further discounts and financial assistance. • A need-based scholarship program is an integral part of the Learning Place’s ability to effectively serve the community. The goal of this program is to never let someone’s financial situation keep him/her from reaching his/her full potential. Each month in the fall and spring, we sponsor Family Cafe, where families join us for a free dinner and then engage in interactive learning and literacy activities together as a family. We partner with the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) of Larimer County to provide information on Financial Aid, Admissions applications for colleges and vocational programs and career exploration. The EOC visits each month with students and families at the Learning Place.

600 S. St. Vrain Ave., Suite 2 970-577-0020 www.eplearningplace.org

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cial situation keep him/her from reaching his/her full potential. ounded in 1998 as an The Learning Place tutors innovative skill-building center for learners of all are also involved at the Estes ages, the Estes Park Learning Park Middle and High School Place became a charitable non- and at Eagle Rock with tutorprofit organization in February ing. Each month in the fall and spring, we sponsor Family 2003 and serves the greater Café, where families join us for Estes Valley community. a free dinner and then engage The Estes Park Learning in interactive learning and litPlace provides: eracy activities together as a One-on-one tutoring in all family. subject areas We partner with the Educafor K-12 and adults; tional Opportunity Center GED preparation and test(EOC) of Larimer County to ing; provide information on FinanACT/SAT Preparation; cial Aid, Admissions applicaTest Proctoring for Exams tions for colleges and vocationwith Colleges al programs and career and Universities when takexploration. The EOC visits ing on-line each month with students and classes families at the Learning Place. Costs are affordable by our Two new partnerships will discounting all students 50% of begin this fall with the Chilthe actual cost of one-on-one dren’s Speech and Reading tutoring and then providing further discounts and financial Center and with SWAP, the Student To Work Alliance Proassistance. We are supported by individual donors, business gram, from the High School. For information about Tutorsponsors and local, regional ing, please contact Sue Yowell, and national grants. Executive Director at 970-577A need-based scholarship 0020 or info@eplearningprogram is an integral part of place.org. More information the Learning Place’s ability to effectively serve the communi- about the Learning Place can ty. The goal of this program is be found on their website www.eplearningplace.org. to never let someone’s finan-

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Financial services

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stes Park has all your financial, insurance and legal needs for residents and those in the area. Whether you need personal or commercial banking, insurance for your automobile, home or self, or help from an attorney, you are sure to find it in Estes Park.

Directory

Banks Bank of Estes Park 970-577-1234 Bank of Colorado 970-586-8185 US Bank 970-586-4412 KeyBank 970-586-2364 Premier Members Credit Union 303-657-7000 Insurance State Farm: Susan Fereday 970-586-9547 Farmers Insurance 970-577-9800 Accounting Mueller Pye & Associates 970-667-1070 Stein & Associates 970-586-5400 Small Business Accounting 970-300-9898 Legal help The Law Office of Leo D. Legere 303-543-1540 Elkhorn Law: Carl Robicheaux 970-480-5886

GOVERNMENT from page 4 and Parks District (EVRPD) provides a number of recreation and fitness activities. They also run and maintain the Estes Valley Community Center, a 70,000-square-foot center. EVRPD also offers a number of programs for both adults and kids throughout the year. They maintain the golf courses in town, the dog park, The Lake Estes Marina and more so that residents and guests can have an enjoyable time recreating. EVRPD Director: Tom Carosello Park Hospital District Estes Park Health, the full service critical care hospital in Estes Park, is partly funded by a property tax. They are a critical resource in this mountain community, providing the full spectrum of care for residents and visitors alike, from start of life to end of life. Estes Park Health offers comprehensive care through a 23-bed critical access acute care facility. CEO: Larry Leaming Estes Valley Fire Protection District The Mission of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is to provide the citizens of and visitors to the

Estes Valley with superior fire prevention, fire protection, and emergency services in a safe and efficient manner. They do all this through a volunteer fire department. Training constantly, the firefighters of the EVFPD will be there when you need them. Fire Chief: David Wolf Estes Valley Library The Estes Valley Library is also a taxing district in Estes Park. The Estes Valley Library provides vital library services to approximately 12,000 residents of Estes Park and surrounding communities. Library Director: Claudine Perrault

Directory:

Town of Estes Park general inquires: 970-586-5331 Town Administrator’s office: 970577-5700 Town Clerk: 970-577-4771 Community Development: 970-5773721 Events and Visitor Services:970577-3903 Finance: 970-586-5331, option 1 Public Works: 970-577-3587 Utilities: 970-577-4800

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Breweries abound in Estes Park By Estes Park Trail-Gazette

There was a provision for a brewpub, which is a brewery that also serves food, already stes Park is known for in place in the development its scenic views, amazcode, but after the approval by ing landscapes, a vibrant downtown and memo- the Town Board, it was now legal to open up an establishrable lodging. In the last five ment dedicated to brewing or years, visitors and residents have also come to know Estes distilling. Today, along with Estes for something else, and that’s its craft brewery and distillery Park Brewery and Snowy Peaks, there is also Lumpy scene. The first businesses to stake Ridge Brewery, Rock Cut Brewery, Elkins Distillery and their beverage claim in Estes Park occurred long before the Avante Garde Aleworks. “We love that there is a Estes Valley Development strong collaborative spirit Code allowed such things. Estes Park Brewery opened among the Estes Park craft beverages producers,” said in 1994, by Gordon Knight, Candice Mohr, owner of who owned High Country Brewery in Boulder, Colorado Snowy Peaks. “Everyone is so at the time, he partnered with supportive of each other and are willing to share informaEd Grueff, who had opened tion and ideas.” the event center in town. It is a friendly, competitive Today it is owned by Tyler craft beverage community in Lemirande. Estes Park, Mohr said. Snowy Peaks Winery was “We’re excited that many of also one of the first in town. the other producers are using Founded in 2005 Candice some of our byproducts, such Mohr grew a fine vinification as sued barrels and spent facility just on the opposite grapes to lend complexity and side of Fun City compared to Estes Park Brewery’s current uniqueness to their products and we look forward to more location. The majority of her grapes are grown on the west- delicious collaborations in the future,” Mohr said. ern slope in Palisade, Colo. The breweries, distillery and a few come from Burlingand winery in town are not ton, Colo. with 25 different only popular with residents wines and blends available. and visitors, it also can be a Stop by there to sample their own award-winning, handcraft- year-around economic driver for Estes Park. ed wines along with wines “The addition of several new from some of Colorado’s best boutique wineries. They have brewing or distiller businesses gives guests a chance to do a a wide selection of varieties mini-tour and bring Estes made from Colorado grown Park-made products home grapes including Merlot, Syrwith them,” said Estes Park ah, Viognier and Riesling. EDC President Jon Nicholas. Snowy Peaks and Estes “Our craft beverage business Park Brewery were the only owners work together to procrafters in town for a number of years, until 2014 when other mote their products. It also allows the breweries and entrepreneurs wanted a slice Elkins Distillery to export of the craft beverage scene in their products to the Front Estes Park. In July 2014, the Range and beyond.” Estes Park Town Board of This Rocky Mountain atmoTrustees approved an ordinance to allow breweries, dis- sphere is a great spot to brew or distill, but crafting beveragtilleries and wineries to operes and selling at 7,255 does ate legally under the Estes See BREWERIES, pg. 13 Valley Development Code.

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The Estes Park Brewery is the biggest one in town, and the oldest.

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have its advantages. That is one reason why Joe Elkins started his whiskey distillery in Estes Park. “First and foremost was the confluence of the things that you need for making whiskey,” Elkins said to the TrailGazette in 2014 when the development code changed. “You need world class grains

like barley and corn. Colorado has both of those. And, you need water and we have Rocky Mountain water. “Denver and Fort Collins have access to these, too. But, the difference is elevation. The higher elevation in Estes Park is better for aging. It has a higher barometric pressure. That allows the drawing of

whiskey in and out of the wood (in the aging barrels). It also accelerates the aging process.” Drinking at higher elevations also lets you feel the effects of alcohol quicker, as there is less oxygen in the air this high above sea level. The pure clean mountain water helps too. “The water we use for brewing isn’t long from being frozen on the mountains,” Lemir-

ande said. “It’s the water that makes our beer here so special.” Wine, whiskey, and beer made with water from the snow-capped mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park, is what makes the beverage so supreme. The waters filter down through the moraines of Glacier Gorge, cold, fresh, and clear to Estes Park and the crafters workSee BREWERIES, pg. 14

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Try a cocktail at the Whiskey Bar and Lounge at the Stanley Hotel. It has the largest whiskey collection in the state.

Brewery, Full-Bar, restaurant, and retail store • Pool tables and video games • Spectacular deck with mountain views • Delicious food for the entire family • 12 hand-crafted beers brewed on sight

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shops. You can stop into the breweries themselves to see the brewing equipment and perhaps catch a grain dump, or a tank cleaning. But what most people go there for is to grab a drink, and enjoy the particular atmosphere of the craftor. The Estes Park Brewery is the oldest and biggest of the four breweries in town. It has an upstairs overlook of the brew process, pool tables and arcades, and lots of space. Contrast that with the smallest brewery in town, which is on the other side of Prospect Mtn. on Hwy 7 next to Chipper’s Lanes. Lumpy Ridge Brewery is a converted gas station, owned by Nick Smith. Opened in 2015 this ever-developing brewery has been entertaining live music, the runner’s club, and a nice collection of art. While small, the brewery has a great vibe, with a dogfriendly patio, rotating food trucks, and lots of variety in small batch brews. Just down the road is the newest, thus least knownabout brewery in town, called Avant Garde. Owners, Christian Newenderp and Maha Jaya took over what was essentially an abandoned shop and turned it into a beverage oasis. With an Italian-influenced waterfall, succulent garden and viewing area of the brewing equipment, the atmosphere is clearly a conscious effort of emphasis. What you might not see much of at this brewery are pint glasses, as globes help release the aroma of the beer. “Rocky Mountain glacier water needs nothing to make world-class beer,” Newenderp said. That may be true, but Avant Garde strives to bring the world of beer to Estes with Belgian and French styles, to name a few of their options. Perhaps it will be on the menu soon or perhaps not, the Belgian style quad (made with 4x the ingredients of a normal

beer) has quite the kick as does their Biere de Garde, a delicious 9% a.b.v. brew. Back on the other side of Prospect Mtn. is Rockcut Brewery. Inside is a large horseshoe bar and space for the great mix of activities they hold regularly. They have a patio by the river and rotating food trucks. Call yourself lucky if you catch your name on the wall, that’s a beer from a generous donor, just don’t look too closely, that can be unbecoming. Are you looking for that rare drink? Or want a large selection? Look no further than the Whiskey Bar at the iconic Stanley Hotel. The Whiskey Bar and Lounge features Colorado’s largest selection of whiskeys and single malt scotches, a historic cocktail menu, lunch and dinner as well as fine beverage selections,. The wine program will awaken your inner sommelier, and the Stanley Select Old Fashioned, 291 Sm’oaked Old Fashion or Redrum Punch may just cause your cares to melt away. Wanting something closer to downtown? Head over to The Barrel, which now has a fullbar and event space inside that is open year round with the storage container bar and beer garden outside for those beautiful Rocky Mountain summers. You can bring your whole family to The Barrel, even the four-legged family members. With 84 craft beers on tap and a wide array of cocktails, cider, wine and spirits, you’re sure to find something tasty to enjoy. Enjoy light snacks or the rotating food trucks seven days a week during the summer, or bring your own food. Have fun at the free pool table, or head over there on Thursday through Saturday during the summer for live music. And Tuesday is trivia night for the whole family. Or stop by The Slab outdoor Pub downtown to relax outSee BREWERIES, pg. 15


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side. Get a bite to eat and drink a wide variety of great brews. The Slab features Rocky Mountain craft beers and ciders, including gluten-free brews. They have crowlers and bombers for the team — or when you’re back from a climb with a mighty thirst. They also have live music more often than not in the summer time and an adjacent arcade for the kiddos. Dogs are allowed, as are private parties. The river runs right behind the stage and Elkhorn is right in front. Then there’s The Wheel Bar, now in their 74th year of operation. As it’s name implies, the Wheel is the hub for many in town. Even tourists agree that the Wheel is a Daniel Sewell / Estes Park Trail-Gazette great bar of bars. “It’s the makers in town that Avante Garde brews on site. put Estes Park on the map. 970-586-2099 They help bring people here Avante Garde Aleworks and that’s good for every920 Dunraven St. body.” said Ty Nagl, third gen970-591-2700 eration owner. The Barrel In that sentiment, please 251 Moraine Ave. consider the following directo970-616-2090 ry of craft beverage providers The Slab and especially our sponsors. 116 E. Elkhorn Ave. Directory 970-586-8904 Whiskey Bar and Lounge, Rock Cut Brewing Company Stanley Hotel 390 W. Riverside Dr. 333 E Wonderview Ave 970-586-7300 970-577-4001 Elkins Distilling Co. Estes Park Brewery 1825 N. Lake Ave. 470 Prospect Village Dr 970-480-1848 970-586-5421 Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co. Snowy Peaks Winery 531 S. St. Vrain Ave. Daniel Sewell / Estes Park Trail-Gazette 970-235-1752 292 Moraine Ave. Elkins offers plenty of whiskey to buy and try.

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Join David Cummings, Jessica McEvoy, David Ault, and Nichole Goodnight entertain with Halloween tales accompanied by a live score performed by Brandon Boone. The show features stories never before heard on the podcast. With a full musical score and immersive sound effects, the NoSleep team will transport you into the terror which lurks within every Halloween night. Running 110 minutes the show will feature frights and fun with lots of tricks and treats for everyone. Brace yourself – The NoSleep Podcast and Halloween – a match made in hell.

Tiger Army (SOLD OUT) October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tiger Army started in 1996 in Berkeley, California – playing their first show at seminal DIY venue 924 Gilman. A trio with electric guitar, stand-up bass and drums is a unique blend of punk and mid-century rock ‘n’ roll, with an emphasis on songwriting and melody. Their live sets have to be experienced, taking the audience on a journey from high-impact stompers to atmospheric ballads, drawing as much at times on Monument-era Roy Orbison as The Ramones.

The Shining Ball 2019 October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The wildly popular Shining Ball returns to the historic concert hall for an evening of music and wild decorations as the ball makes its British Rock debut. The evening’s entertainment features a showdown from the national touring act Beatles Vs. Rolling Stones – a Musical Showdown followed by DJ dance party. Participants will compete for cash prizes with creative and daring costumes, so dress to impress. Festive hors d’oeuvres, delightful drinks, dancing and cavorting among the imaginative, Shiningthemed decor will bring new chills to the hottest night of the Halloween season.

Chelsea Wolfe

October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Digging beneath the mess of the world to find the beauty underneath is perhaps the most consistent theme in Chelsea Wolfe’s expansive discography—a theme that ties together her ceaseless explorations in unorthodox textures, haunting melodies, and mining the grandeur embedded within ugliness and pain. With her sixth official album Hiss Spun, Wolfe adopts Miller’s quest to become empowered by embracing the mess of the self, to control the tumult of the soul in hopes of reigning in the chaos of the world around us. “The album is cyclical, like me and my moods,” Wolfe says of Hiss Spun. “Cycles, obsession, spinning, centrifugal force-all with gut feelings as the center of the self.” And it’s an album that Wolfe sees as a kind of exorcism. “I’m at odds with myself…”

Murder Mystery Dinner 2019 October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Calling the inquisitive, clever and creative. This 1950’s sock hop is a doo wop disaster! When a death on the dance floor makes this fun night a party foul, it is up to you to figure out whodunit and get this dance back on track. Trade clues with your guests, gather information about the crime, and reveal the punk that made this hop go to nowheresville. This night of laughter and dancing is now too heavy to razz anyone’s berries, so it’s up to you to find the murderer!

Devotchka: Friday & Saturday November 1 & 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

A cross-pollination of numerous influences, including cabaret, spaghetti Westerns, norteño, punk, and the immigrant dance music of Eastern Europe, Colorado-based quartet DeVotchKa, formed in Denver by multi-instrumentalists Nick Urata (vocals, guitar, trumpet), Tom Hagerman (violin, accordion), Jeanie Schroder (sousaphone, bass) and percussionist Shawn King, emerged as unlikely indie heroes in the mid-2000s infusing modern indie music with a global flavor. Devotchka partners with The Stanley again this year for their always legendary Halloween performances and featuring aerialists, stilt-walkers, circus folks, pop up performances, screenings of The Shining, a bloody mary bar, late night DJ sets and more.

Gregory Alan Isakov (SOLD OUT) December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Many musicians have day jobs to make ends meet. However, few artists maintain the lifestyle kept by Gregory Alan Isakov. The Colorado-based indie-folk artist is a fulltime farmer who sells vegetable seeds and grows various market crops on his three-acre farm, while also tending to a thriving musical career. As its name implies, the dark indie rock and folk populating Evening Machines possesses a dusky hue. Hushed acoustic guitar and sparse piano combine for a moody foundation that’s amplified by ornate and heavy embellishments: distant electric guitars, keyboards, pedal steel, saw, percussion, strings, banjo, and some electronic drums. Lilting background vocals intertwine with Isakov’s watercolor-streaked murmur on “Powder,” while “Where You Gonna Go” applies haunting, echoing vocal effects to his voice.

Murder By Death 2020

Friday, January 10th 2020 Saturday, January 11th 2020 (SOLD OUT) Friday, January 17th 2020 Saturday, January 18th 2020 (SOLD OUT) Sunday, January 19th 2020 We are thrilled to announce Murder By Death’s 7th Annual Stanley Hotel Concert Gala Series for 2020, happening throughout January.

For more info & tickets:

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Day Tours-every 2 hours • Night Tours-every hour

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The Stanley Hotel is famous for its old world charm, and has stood for over a century. It offers four different accommodation experiences including historic rooms, modern apartment-style residences for extended stays.

The Stanley Hotel is a premiere vacation destination

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f you are looking to experience what Estes Park is all about, there is no better spot than the iconic Stanley Hotel, which offers something for everyone with frequent shows, daily tours and special events all in elegant style. The Stanley Hotel is famous for its old world charm, and has stood for over a century. It offers four different accommodation experiences including historic rooms, modern apartment-style residences for extended stays and expansive condominiums on the legendary grounds overlooking Rocky Mountain National Park. With over 14,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting and event space equipped with modern amenities and several stunning indoor and outdoor wedding venues and only a short drive from the Front Range, the Stanley is the ideal destination for your Colorado vacation getaway.

Stanley Live

Get away to Estes Park throughout the year to see talented and popular musical acts at the iconic hotel. Stanley Live is the incredibly popular concert series that has brought the likes of Los Lobos, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Wynonna Judd and Mary Chapin Carpenter just to name a few. Stanley Live also includes well-known comedians, TED style talks and interactive shows. Check out Stanleylive.com for shows being added frequently.

Outdoor Adventure

You can obviously relax in luxury at the Stanley Hotel, but did you know you can have an incredible outdoor experience too? Have once-ina-lifetime fun at the Stanley Hotel by participating in an adventure package with Kent Mountain Adventure Center. The Stanley Hotel and internationally renowned outdoor

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adventure experts, Kent Mountain Adventure Center (KMAC), teamed up in 2016 as a way to better serve each other’s customers who were looking for all-inclusive packages to stay and play in Estes Park. Over the subsequent years, the program has grown to include year-round activities for hundreds of guests ranging from family-friendly hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park to The Bucket-Lister – a two-day package that includes one night at The Stanley and one night sleeping in a climbing port-a-ledge suspended hundreds of feet above the ground. Building on a successful three-year partnership, both parties recently announced Kent Mountain Adventure Center will be opening a dedicated outdoor activity center in the lobby of the Aspire building on The Stanley campus. The new location will coincide with the completion of the Stanley’s brand-new, 7,000 sq. ft. Aspire Spa, which

is scheduled to open soon. The new Kent Mountain Adventure Center location at The Aspire will create an expanded guest experience that includes all-inclusive guided outdoor adventures, luxury hotel accommodation, and access to the generous facilities of the Aspire Spa. The partnership will also expand to include a new focus on group and corporate team building as well as youth and family activities. What’s better than jumping in a hot tub after a long day on the trail or getting a massage and relaxing on the rooftop with a glass of wine? We’re creating a seamless resort ecosystem that’s uniquely Colorado and guaranteed to draw guests from around the country, maybe the world.

Tours

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Let art inspire you

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nspired Artisan Market and Studio is the place in Estes Park to get creative and to find something that inspires you. Run by Natalie Patrick, Inspired offers different art classes, like during the day where someone can drop in and make something to take with them, and in the evening budding artists can come in for a bit more intensive classes. Inspired Artisan Market and Studio was created to be a place where both visitors and locals alike can come to shop, create, and connect with each other and our natural surroundings. There is also a gallery or artwork for sale. All art is from artists in Colorado, covering all different mediums. Gallery hours in the off season are about 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Some of the artists will also be teaching classes, so be sure to check inspiredartexperiences.com for up to date listings for each class. When you buy from the Inspired Artisan Market, you can feel good knowing that you are sup-

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stes Park is a beautiful place to live and recreate. The Rocky Mountains offer endless opportunities for fun and adventure, but sometimes your home can be your favorite spot away from the bustle of downtown and the crowds in the national park. There are a wide array of businesses in town that can make sure you have all your needs, both structurally and design, so you can have your paradise in the mountains. When you are looking to design the perfect space, there are a few different options to choose from in Estes Park. The Design Center of Estes Park is sure to be able to fit your style. They are trained in total home design from blueprints on up. Just give them your budget, a need and your space will be transformed.

Estes Park offers a wide array of home services Niche Home Design is another option in Estes, and they offer full-service interior design for Estes Park and a lot of northern Colorado. Looking to lay a driveway or fix asphalt in a residential or

commercial building? Estes Valley Asphalt is the place to go. They pride themselves on having a friendly and well trained crew that go the extra mile. No job is too large or too small for them.

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Make sure you contact Park Flooring for all your flooring needs. A family owned business in Estes Park, they have been operating for over 20 years. They will be able to See HOME, pg. 21

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he Estes Park EDC mission is three-fold. They work to help build a stronger, broader local economy. They assist existing local businesses to reach their full potential, and they expand or attract businesses that create new job opportunities. All of the Estes Park EDC’s activities are aimed at fostering a vibrant, multigenerational com533 Big Thompson Ave., Suite munity that benefits all of our 103 residents. 970-577-1031 Contact information:

Automotive services By Estes Park Trail-Gazette Casey’s Automotive: 970-5868100 Walker Automotive: 970-5864300 Alpine Automotive: 970 586-

2316 LPM Automotive: 970-818-6725 CTM Automotive Repair: 970586-8380 Big O Tires: 970-586-8085 Mountain Imports: 970-5864182

HOME from page 20 assist right from the design stage to completion. Need internet? TDS is one of the few internet providers in Estes Park, and offer phone and television service as well. At Your Service is your one-stop shop for all things home services, like dog walking, cleaning or house sitting. Ascent Escrow and Titleis a full service tital and escrow company with over 70 years of experience. They can handle any transaction, from vacant land to multi-million dollar commercial transactions. There are plenty of options for all types of home services in Estes Park.

Directory

Design Center of Estes Park: 970-577-7755 Park Flooring: 970-5779855 Niche Home Design: 970-

586-5655 Estes Valley Asphalt: 970-412-4704 TDS: 877-422-5282 Airbits:970-586-7522 At Your Service: 720-8403492 Bulldog Roofing: 303-8273726 Everest Mechanical: 970586-0970 Bestway Painting/ Handyman/Drywall: 970518-4001 Affordable Tree Service: 970-586-4046 Total Tree Rx: 970-8933315 Brian’s Window Washing: 970-586-8416 Estes Flame Works:970586-9584 B and E Builders:970-5865443 The Bear’s Den:970-5865222 Lomax Window and Door:970-225-3869 C and M Handyman Services: 970-215-0716

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Real estate services

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Estes Park Team Realty: 970-586-3838 -Gerald Mayo Coldwell Banker: 970-5864425 -Mike and Marie Edwards Alpine Legacy: 970-586-8300 -Sam Basal First Colorado Realty: 970586-3333 -Christian Collinet RE/MAX Mountain Brokers: 970-586-5324 -Kirk Fisher New Roots Real Estate: 970586-7283 File photo / Estes Park Trail-Gazette -Alissa Anderson Living in Estes Park gives residents great options for leisure, like the Riverwalk downtown.

Nonprofits in Estes Park

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Estes Park has plenty of opportunities to give back, volunteer and help out the community. There are quite a few nonprofits in the area, and even a resource center to help those organizations be as successful as they can be. Directory Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center: 970-4807805 Rocky Mountain Conservancy: 970-586-3262 Estes Valley Watershed

Coalition: 970-290-1829 Crossroads Ministry: 970577-0610 Partners Mentoring Youth: 970-577-9348 Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success: 970-5863055 Estes Valley Land Trust: 970577-6837 Estes Park Health Foundation:970-586-2317 Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation: 970-586-8116 Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation: 970-577-3766 Elizabeth Guild: 970-586-7205


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The Stanley Hotel is an iconic hotel famous for more than just it’s elegance. No matter where you stay, you’ll be sure to have a mountain experience.

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ith breathtaking views and serene landscapes, Estes Park has plenty of outdoor beauty to offer. A great way to enjoy that beauty is to stay at one of Estes Park’s many resorts, hotels and lodging establishments. There is the iconic Stanley Hotel, where you are sure to have a hauntingly good time, down to a quaint cottage along the river. Cabins and resorts stretch from the Big Thompson Canyon all the way across Estes Park to the entrance of Rocky

Mountain National Park. There is also a wide selection of VRBO’s for rent. Experience all four seasons at many of these establishments, and solitude in your room with wilderness outside your window is sure to give you that Colorado Rocky Mountain memory.

Hotels, resorts and lodging

The Stanley Hotel: 970-577-4000 The Estes Park Resort: 970-577-6400 Rocky Mountain Hotel: 970-586-5263 Murphy’s Resort: 970-480-2955 Hotel Estes: 970-586-3382 Silver Moon Inn: 970-586-6006

Historic Crag’s Lodge: 970-586-6066 Della Terra Mountain Chateau: 970-586-2501 Fall River Village: 970-325-6864 McGregor Mountain Lodge: 970-586-3457 YMCA of the Rockies: 970-586-3341 Triple R Cottages: 970-586-3708 The Ridgeline Hotel: 970-480-0110 Tiny Town Cabins: 970-344-3256 Black Canyon Inn: 970-586-8113

Vacation home rentals

SkyRun Estes Park: 970-235-5550 Windcliff Vacation Rentals: 970-586-2181

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Mexican stes Park has a wide La Cabana Mexican Bar and Grill: 970-586-1156 array of cuisines to Casa Grande: 970-577-0799 choose from, whether it El Mex-Kal Family Mexican: be after a long day of work or a 970-586-4377 fun-filled day of hiking. From Fine dining sweet treats to fine dining, Cascades at the Stanley Estes Park will have something for just about everyone. Here is Hotel: 970-577-4001 Bird and Jim: 970-586-9832 a list of just a few of the dining Twin Owls Steakhouse: establishments in Estes Park.

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970-586-0272 Italian Dunraven Inn: 970-586-6409 Sweet Basilico: 970-586-3899 American Smoking Dave’s BBQ and Brew: 970-586-8146 ext. 3 Nicky’s Steakhouse: 970-586-5376 Fresh Burger Stop: 970-586-480-1492

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Entertainment in Estes Park

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stes Park can be calm, serene and beautiful, but it can also be fun, exciting and yes, sometimes crowded. With something for everyone to do, along with stunning views, it is easy to see why Estes Park is such a popular spot for visitors who come from other states and countries to experience the Rocky Mountains and Estes Park. One of the most popular spots in town is the iconic Stanley Hotel. With elegant rooms to stay in and a full upscale restaurant called Cascades, you will feel luxurious on the Stanley grounds. Be sure to check if there is live entertainment while you are there. Stanley Live is an incredibly popular concert series hosted at the Stanley Concert Hall or the top-notch Pavilion. They continue to bring musical acts like Mary Chapin Carpenter, Wynonna Judd, Graham Nash and others to create a memorable experience for their fans. More live music can be found The Barrel during the weekend, Snowy Peaks, The Slab, Lonigans and the Rock Inn. Whether it is family fun or personal adventure, there is plenty to see and experience in Estes Park. Places like Ride-A-Kart and Fun City offers go-kart tracks, bumper boats and mini-golf for the whole family. Head down to Meadow Mini Golf for more putt-putt action. Give your kids a memory by fishing at Trout Haven Ponds, where your child will surely catch a prized trout. The Historic Park Theatre is a great spot to catch a movie in one of the oldest theatres in the country, where you can see brand new movies and classic tales along with special viewings. Looking for a little adven-

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The Cascade Creek mini-golf course at Ride-A-Kart was built in the late 1980s and has 36 holes in total.

ture? Be sure to stop by our horseback riding outfits Sombrero Stables and Cowpoke Corner Corral. They can take you and your family on a trek through Rocky Mountain National Park on horse trails to see the beauty of the mountains like never before. The Open Air Adventure Park will be sure to get your heart pumping. After a fun-filled day trekking the mountains, stop by the Lazy B Chuckwagon and Show at the old Elkhorn Ranch. Get a traditional cowboy meal then hear talented artists sing and play classic western tunes. All the downtown shops in Estes are sure to scratch your shopping itch, with a wide array of products available. Also downtown are galleries with one-of-a-kind works of art there waiting to be purchased. Whether you are looking for adventure, music, shopping or File photo / Estes Park Trail-Gazette family fun, Estes Park is sure The Historic Park Theatre is a great spot to catch a movie in one to have what you are looking of the oldest theatres in the country, where you can see brand for. new movies and classic tales along with special viewings. Have fun exploring.

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Get your history Ten Letters fix at Ten Letters

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ooking for a histor y fix? Need some information about Estes Park, or even just need directions? If you have questions about anything related to Estes Park, make sure to stop inot Ten Letters, a new shop at 240 Moraine Ave. Located in an historic building itself, Ten Letters is a place to learn about history, ask questions and learn about historical artifacts, whether they are your own artifacts or owned by Ten Letters. It is the home of Estes Park Archives, which has put on programs about Estes Park history for awhile now, and now those programs have a new home at

Get creative

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veryone has learning strengths and challenges. The focus at Creatabilities is on finding out what those are and how the strengths can be used to help overcome the challenges. Children “blossom” at different ages or stages in their lives. Helping them fit-in is related to their learning environment before, during, and after these “blossoming” times. Small group classes are for students at the elementary level. Please join us to enhance critical thinking, learn about philosophy, and discover the obstacles scientists and others had to overcome. Learn how to make the research process a fun, detective experience and, of course, how to engage your own creatabilities!

Ten Letters. Most of the work done at Ten Letters will be research, like with the Harold Sanborn photo negative collection. It was recently purchased by the Estes Park Archives, which includes over 10,000 images. They also digitize newspapers, which the Estes Park Archives has been doing for a number of years, but now it has a centralized location at Ten Letters. Typically programs will run Saturday afternoon or evening. They will cover the gamut of topics and all programs are free. Ten Letters will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., with free printing and free internet.

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stes Park is know for its beauty and open space. There are plenty of spots in town and outside of town to relax or hike. Bond Park is located next to the Town Hall on Elkhorn Avenue. Consisting of 46,000 square feet of open space, the park is the centerpiece of town. It provides picnic tables, benches, a drinking fountain and serves as a primary town area for festivals and concerts. Children’s Park, with 2,500 square feet of open space, is adjacent to the municipal parking lot. Located near the center of the Riverwalk, the park offers playground, restrooms, a drinking fountain, river frontage, picnic tables and benches. Peacock and Tregent, located at the west end of Elkhorn Avenue, these open space areas

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Tregent Park is an open space area that includes picnic tables, drinking fountain, benches, restrooms, trees, flowers, cowboy sculpture and adjacent parking. include picnic tables, drinking Performance Park amphithefountain, benches, restrooms, ater is located at 417 W. Elkhorn trees, flowers, cowboy sculpture Ave. Performance Park was and adjacent parking. built in front of a natural rock ledge and is completely wired for sound and lights. The Town of Estes Park schedules numerous events throughout the summer at the outdoor venue. Stanley Park, located just south of Lake Estes next to the fairgrounds, offers three ball fields, a skate park, an inline hockey and ice skating rink, a playground, six tennis courts, an outdoor basketball and sand volleyball court, an indoor shooting range, a pedestrian trail, a dog park, picnic areas, restrooms, and two group picnic

shelters. The Carriage Hills Ponds Playground is located on the southern end of Estes Park, near Highway 7 at the junction of Carriage Drive and Larkspur Avenue. The nature-themed play structure includes slides, a variety of climbing elements, and two bays of swings. The new playground was built in September 2014 on land owned by the Town of Estes Park. Other amenities include the Riverwalk, fishing bridge and parking. The focal point of the Riverwalk, George Hix Riverside PlaSee PARKS, pg. 28

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stes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) provides several venues for people to choose from when it comes to getting out and having fun. The district offers 9-hole and 18-hole golf courses, with a disc golf course as well, adult and youth recreation programs, two campgrounds, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, a skate park, playgrounds, picnic shelters and pavilions, two shooting rangNeall Denman / Estes Park Trail-Gazette es, trails, a dog park and The Estes Valley Community Center is a state-of-the-art recreation facility. activities at Lake Estes and the Lake Estes Marina. The grazing at either course to district also runs the Estes share your round with you, Valley Community Center, a not to mention the sort of 70,000-square-foot recreation scenery every course this center with two pools, lazy side of Pebble Beach would river, hot tub, indoor runkill for. And if your tee shot ning/walking track, gymnasiseems to travel a little farther um, fitness equipment and than usual, chalk it up to the indoor golf simulator. thinner air at 7,500 feet. Estes Valley The Estes Park 18-Hole Community Center Golf Course, located at 1480 Opening in March 2018, the Golf Course Road off of ColoEstes Valley Community Cenrado Highway 7, has been ter is a state-of-the-art recreranked among the most sceation facility. In addition to nic sets of links in the counthe remodeled aquatic center, try. The season begins in midCourtesy of Dawn Wilson / Estes Valley Recreation and Parks District April, when the play is the facility has a natatorium Fog starts to rise off of the dew-laden grass on the Estes Park with lazy river, interactive punctuated by the spring play features and water slide. 18-Hole Golf Course at sunrise in Estes Park. snows that bring moisture to The recreation center also the course and kickstart the ing Estes Park or looking for offering at the Lake Estes has an indoor running track, green-up when the sun hits 9-Hole Golf Course. Disc golf the fairways, and a wet April a fun way to spend the afterfitness and cardio workout is available daily at 12 p.m. or should give the course everynoon with family, come by rooms, multipurpose gymnalater. Disc golf is similar to Stanley Park where there is a sium, large community room thing it needs to get the grass traditional golf, but a frisbee with commercial kitchen, flex- playground, dog park, ball growing throughout the year. fields and bike track to enjoy. disc is thrown to a metal bas- The course closes for the ible classroom space, golf ket instead of a hole. You can summer season at the end of simulator and drop-in childGolf enjoy the Estes Park scenery October. care. A round of golf in Estes and outdoors while playing a The 18-hole course, which Recreation Park comes in three flavors: stress-free game of disc golf. is celebrating its 100-year EVRPD offers recreation the 9-hole variety, as played at Disc golf is fun for the entire programs throughout the the Lake Estes Golf Course, a family and inclusive to all ath- anniversary in 2018, has a pro shop and practice facility year for adults and children, fun nine-hole course that letic ability. Don’t forget all including youth soccer, track, hugs Lake Estes and is cut by distance measurements are in complete with driving range, putting green and chipping tennis, volleyball and basethe Big Thompson River, and feet. Call our Lake Estes ball. Adult programs include the 18-hole variety available at 9-Hole Golf Course at 970-586- green and a clubhouse featuring Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ. Tee softball, volleyball, soccer and the Estes Park Golf Course. 8176 for more information. pickleball. If you are just visit- Disc golf is a new recreational See RECREATION, pg. 28 There are likely to be elk ESTES PARK TRAIL-GAZETTE RESOURCE GUIDE 2019 • 27


RECREATION from page 27 times are recommended, especially for a morning round during the peak summer months. Call 970-5868146 for tee times. The Lake Estes Golf Course, located at 690 Big Thompson Avenue (U.S. Highway 34), plays at 2,188 yards from the men’s tees, and par is 31. As at the 18hole course, tee times are recommended during the summer season; call 970-5868176. Several holes with water features will stretch your golfing skills but makes a round on the Lake Estes Golf Course interesting and fun.There are almost always a few elk around - it’s a favorite wintering spot for them and the occasional coyote may wander through your round of play. Tee times at both courses can be made up to seven days in advance for weekdays, and on the Friday of

the previous weekend for weekend reservations. The Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course is open yearround but closed for maintenance in early spring and early fall. Check golfestes.com for specific opening and closing dates.

Lake Estes Marina Located at 1770 Big Thompson Avenue, the Lake Estes Marina is your onestop location for everything and anything to do on or around Lake Estes. Rent kayaks, canoes, boats, bikes and pedal carts or try your balancing skills on a paddle board. Fishing supplies are plentiful in the marina store, where you can also purchase a fishing license - a requirement in the State of Colorado - gift items and snacks. Several picnic shelters are located around Lake Estes along the 3.75-mile, paved Lake Estes Trail.

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The outdoor amphitheater at Performance Park is a great place to see a performance.

PARKS from page 26 za, is located behind businesses in the center of downtown on East Elkhorn Avenue and Riverside Drive. Riverside Plaza features benches, water features, four sculptures (eagle, beavers, mountain lion and Hix saddle), adjacent parking, back door retail entrances and river frontage. Visitor Center Park is located near the junction of High- ways 34 and 36 leading into Estes Park. The park includes restrooms, drinking fountain, picnic facilities, trees, flowers, turf areas, parking, access to Lake Estes Trail, access to fishing areas, river frontage and the new Veterans Monument dedicated to military veterans. Riverwalk: Begin at the Visitors Center (500 Big Thompson Ave.) and hike west into town along the river. Take a seat on the outdoor patio of an Estes

Park restaurant or coffee shop. Enter shops from the back door along the Riverwalk and enjoy Estes Park shopping and nature at the same time. The Riverwalk now extends west of Moraine Avenue to Elkhorn Avenue. The path continues to Performance Park and beyond. The downtown Riverwalk is a pedestrian-only path. Lake Estes Trail Follow the Riverwalk east from the Visitors Center to Lake Estes. Go the distance around the lake (3.75 miles) or just enjoy a short stroll. Wildlife and magnificent views of Rocky Mountain National Park are the main attractions of the Lake Estes Trail. Centennial Open Space at Knoll-Willows starts at the north end of the Municipal Building and winds past the historic Birch Cabin and up to the ruins. The ruins feature views of Estes Park and RMNP.

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LIBRARY from page 8 crafts and repair skills. Technical literacy opportunities include workshops on basic computing skills, the use of Android and Apple devices, and topic such as how to make use of free Cloud Storage. Book-ALibrarian tech assistance, available by appointment, offers one-on-one help with skills in the use of computers, tablets, and cell phones. In addition to its main downtown site, the Library operates “The Twig” as a convenient mini-branch located inside the Estes Valley Community Center at 660 Community Drive. Library patrons may search the online catalog, then request materials to be delivered to this location. A check-out kiosk is open inside, and a drive-up book drop is located outside. Homebound residents who are unable to access the Library due to a temporary or ongoing condition may be eligible for the Library’s House Calls programs, which delivers books and other materials. Contact the Library to learn more. Vital financial support is received through the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation, which welcomes financial contributions and offers opportunities for legacy giving. The Library Friends & Foundation supports digital collections, children’s programs, and much more. Used books (along with DVDs, music CDs and audiobooks) are sold at Cliffhanger Used Books, a year-round bookstore located at 191 W. Riverside Drive, next to the Post Office. The used bookstore is operated by volunteers, with all proceeds benefitting the Library Friends & Foundation. The Library welcomes volunteers, and current volunteer needs are listed on the Library website. Full information on collections, services, resources, and program events is available at estesvalleylibrary.org. Library hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday

through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday – September through May. The library opens one hour earlier Monday through Saturday in the summer – June through August.

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world. Register through the Estes Valley Library at estesvalleylibrary.org. Conflict Resolution Month: Creating Spacious Dialogue Monday, September 30, 6 7:30 p.m. Estes Park Museum Special program by Dr. Elizabeth Parks, author of “The Ethic of Listening: Creating Space for Sustainable Dialogue”. Register through the Estes Valley Library at estesvalleylibrary.org. Library Friends & Foundation Annual Meeting Friday, October 4, 6 - 8 p.m. Estes Valley Library Special guest Gary Coleman tells his personal true-life survival story from the book, “Miracle on Buffalo Pass: Rocky Mountain Airways Flight 217”. RSVP required: email swalsh@estesvalleylibrary.org. “Risking Light”: Movie Screening Monday, October 7, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Estes Park Town Hall What would you do if faced with the opportunity to confront a person who had destroyed your life? That question is addressed in three stories with a surprising shared destination. Film not rated. Movie also available for check-out or streaming. Held in partnership with Restorative Justice. (Follow-up discussion to be held Thursday, October 24). Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. “The Gift of Our Wounds” Book Discussion Tuesday, October 15, 10 a.m. noon Estes Valley Library Join a conversation about the book that tells the powerful story of a friendship between two men—one Sikh and one skinhead—that resulted in an outpouring of love and a mission to fight hate. Discussion facilitated by Restorative Justice. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Larimer County Civics 101 Thursday, October 17, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Estes Valley Library Learn how to effectively engage with Larimer County government by understanding its structure, funding and

departments. Led by County Public Affairs Manager Michelle Bird. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Estes Park Civics 101 Tuesday, October 29, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Estes Valley Library Learn how to effectively engage with Town government, as Public Information Officer Kate Rusch explains the Town’s structure, funding and departments—and how to get involved. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. When Cultures Meet Workshop Wednesday, October 30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Estes Park Town Hall Susan Stewart, instructor with Power and Systems, leads an upbeat workshop to demonstrate how to decrease tension, appreciate diverse perspectives, strengthen interactions and create organizations where commonalities and differences are valued. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. One Book One Valley Unveiling Party Friday, November 8, 4:30 6:30 p.m. Cliffhanger Used Books, 191 W. Riverside Dr. The suspense is over. Celebrate the announcement of the book chosen by the community for the next all-community read. An Evening with author-historian Maurice Isserman Thursday, November 14, 7 8:30 p.m. Estes Valley Library Enjoy a presentation by Isserman, upon the launch of his newest book, “The Winter Army: the World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America’s Elite Mountain Warriors”. Register through the Estes Valley Library at estesvalleylibrary.org. January 2020 One Book One Valley 2020 Estes Valley Library Special programs and book discussions throughout the month, as the entire Estes valley is invited to join together in the reading of a shared book (title to be announced on November 8).


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entertaining you. The Hotel has a long and unique history, and you will learn about it all, from the Stanley Steamer to Stephen King, on one of the tours offered by the iconic getaway destination. Day Tour Immerse yourself in the rich story of the historic Stanley Hotel! This 75 minute walking tour will introduce you to Mr. F.O. Stanley, his wife Flora, Stephen King, and other noteworthy visitors of last 110 years. The Stanley Day Tour is a unique way to experience the hotel’s history, architecture, folklore, and pop culture with a knowledgeable storyteller. Each tour offers you opportunities to explore, ask questions, and perhaps leave with a few stories of your own. Night Tour Immerse yourself in the same rich story of the historic Stanley Hotel... After dark! This 75 minute walking tour will introduce you to Mr. F.O.

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Get away to Estes Park throughout the year to see talented and popular musical acts at the iconic hotel. Stanley, his wife Flora, Stephen King, and other noteworthy visitors of last 110 years. The Stanley Night Tour is a unique way to experience the hotel’s history, architecture, folklore, and pop culture with

a knowledgeable storyteller under the ambiance of nighttime in the Rocky Mountains. Each tour offers you opportunities to explore, ask questions, and perhaps leave with a few stories of your own.

Whatever kind of vacation you are seeking, the Historic Stanley Hotel is sure to have it. With a wide array of rooms, tours, events and activities, you are sure to find your ideal experience here.

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