Estes Park area webcams getting back on line

Downtown Estes Park as seen from the Tram Cam at noon today.

Downtown Estes Park as seen from the Tram Cam at noon today. (screenshot)

The webcams in and around Estes Park, Colo., are getting back on line.

The controllable webcam that overlooks the town from the top of the tram is probably the most useful, but there are several caveats. It requires Java and a 64-bit browser (does not work with Chrome). You’ll have to scroll down slightly on the first page and wait for it to load. A box will pop up where you’ll have to agree to let the app run. Then the camera view will load. Click the box on the lower left to get control or join the queue. When your turn starts, you’ll have 2 minutes to control the camera (longer if no one is waiting behind you). More about the Tram Cam here.

Also back on line are Trail Ridge Road’s Alpine Visitor Center webcam, and some of the webcams around Estes. The live streaming cam on Elkhorn was up a few minutes ago but seems to be down again; chances are the server is getting overloaded periodically. The Castle Mountain Lodge webcam is on line. The Longs Peak webcam is still down.

The Boulder Flatirons webcam, with two great views (scroll down for the second) of weather along the Front Range near Boulder has remained available throughout the flooding.

The webcams may be accessible only intermittently as more people try to use them, so be patient.

The intersection of Moraine and Elkhorn as seen from the Tram Cam at noon today. Streets are obviously muddy but traffic is moving normally through the intersection.

The intersection of Moraine and Elkhorn as seen from the Tram Cam at noon today. Streets are obviously muddy but traffic is moving normally through the intersection. (screenshot)

Mud is still very apparent in Bond Park.

Mud is still apparent in Bond Park. (Tram Cam screenshot)

McDonald's and the intersection of highways 34 and 36.

McDonald’s and the intersection of highways 34 and 36. (Tram Cam screenshot)

Stanley Village Shopping Center

Stanley Village Shopping Center (Tram Cam screenshot)

(Note, July 16, 2016: This was without doubt the best ever webcam in Estes Park. But it fell into disrepair in 2015 and the new owner did not have the funds to repair or replace it.)



Categories: Colorado floods 2013, Webcams

9 replies

  1. Thanks for the update. (All the other news is taking so much space elsewhere) I understand the Stanley has been damaged. Certainly a disaster…it’s hurricane season – not flood the mts. season!

  2. Oh no, not The Stanley Hotel too! 😯

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