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Welcome to Estes Park ...

The town of Estes Park is located in Larimer County<1>.

The location of Estes Park has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Estes Park has a population of 6,558 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Estes Park, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated April 17, 1917.

Estes Park is 7,640 feet [2,329 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Estes Park is about 1½ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Estes Park lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Estes Park: (970)

The ZIP codes for Estes Park: 80511, 80517<5>

Websites for Estes Park ...

Official Website: www.estesnet.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Estes Park had an population of 6,558 people. This is an increase of 11.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Estes Park had a population of 5,858 people. This makes Estes Park the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Estes Park represents 0.12% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 65th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,858 people, the population of Estes Park increased 8.22% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,413 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Estes Park.

Communities near Estes Park ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Estes Park.

  • Lyons [Boulder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
    • Lyons [Boulder County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Estes Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,058 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyons<7>
  • Grand Lake [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Lake
    • Grand Lake [Grand County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Estes Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 476 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Lake<7>
  • Jamestown [Boulder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown [Boulder County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Estes Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<7>
  • Glen Haven [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Haven
    • Glen Haven [Larimer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Estes Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Haven<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Big Elk Meadows [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Elk Meadows
      • Big Elk Meadows [Larimer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Estes Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Elk Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Elk Meadows
    • Drake [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drake
      • Drake [Larimer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Estes Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drake<7>
    • Allenspark [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenspark
      • Allenspark [Boulder County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Estes Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allenspark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allenspark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allenspark<7>
    • Noland [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noland
      • Noland [Boulder County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Estes Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noland
    • Masonville [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masonville
      • Masonville [Larimer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Estes Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Masonville<7>
    • Lulu City [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lulu City
      • Lulu City [Grand County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Estes Park
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lulu City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Estes Park. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Estes Park.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Estes Park. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Estes Park.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Estes Park. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Estes Park.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Estes Park ...

Looking for more information about Estes Park? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Estes Park, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Estes Park.

Adding Estes Park to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Estes Park in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Estes Park was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Estes Park

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Estes Park on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Larimer County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Estes Park: www.estesnet.com/

The official website for Larimer County: www.co.larimer.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Larimer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Estes Park.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Estes Park - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Estes Park). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Estes Park or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Estes Park) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Estes Park. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Estes ParkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Estes Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3839, Longitude: -105.5100       In this case, the coordinates for Estes Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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