But the Town Hasn’t Fixed the Plumbing!
Boulder Brook sustained minimal damage during the recent floods. We’ve removed mud, re-graded the parking lot, and plan to re-open on will be open again for business starting Tuesday, October 15. We’ll open sooner if the plumbing is fixed! The office is open 9 AM to 7 PM to take reservations. We are excited to welcome guests back to Boulder Brook and Estes Park.
Downtown Estes Park has been cleaned up and most shops and restaurants are back in business. Of course, some businesses sustained more damage than others and will take longer to re-open. Estes Park will be celebrating Elk Fest the weekend of September 28-29. The elk rut is in progress and the aspens are starting to change colors. Please check out www.VisitEstesPark.com/ColoradoFlood for details on what’s open around town!
Rocky Mountain National Park is open to vehicle traffic on Fall River Road and Trail Ridge Road. Bear Lake Road is closed due to damage. Hiking trails on the east side of the park remain closed while they dry out and are inspected, but trails on the west side of the park are open to the public.
The Scenic Peak-to-Peak Highway is open. Highways 34 from Loveland and 36 from Boulder/Lyons are closed due to damage. CDOT is hoping to have temporary access via these routes by December 1 (keep your fingers crossed!) The Peak-to-Peak Highway is a beautiful drive, particularly with all the aspen groves changing color in the fall. Visit http://www.colorado.com/articles/colorado-scenic-byway-peak-peak-0%20 to learn more about the sights and attractions along the Peak-to-Peak Highway on your way to Estes Park!
The Peak-to-Peak highway is accessible from I-70. Take exit 244 and take US-6 toward Golden. At CO-119, turn left toward Nederland. In Nederland, follow signs toward Estes Park/CO-72 north. When CO-72 ends, turn left onto CO-7 toward Allenspark/Estes Park. You’ve made it!
We apologize again to those guests who were evacuated from Boulder Brook or whose vacations were cancelled as a result of the recent floods. Fall is a beautiful time in Estes Park… if you can get away, we encourage you to come visit!