Live streaming webcams on line in Estes Park

Note, Feb. 9, 2017: This post has been expanded and updated since its original publication in 2013. Please be aware that webcam transmissions can be unreliable and may not always be available. Particularly in winter, views may be obscured by weather conditions.

Great news for those who enjoy webcams, especially webcams in and around Estes Park, Colo. (elev. 7,522 ft). Several live streaming HD webcams are now on line in Estes, thanks to owner Eric Calkins. These and other area webcams are the perfect way to preview the scenery, weather, traffic, or foliage if you’re planning a trip … or if you just want to revisit the places you love without leaving home.

Slideshows are representative screenshots (mouseover for dates).
Links to current views appear below slideshows.


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Longs Peak (from Prospect Mountain, elev. 8,459 ft) — New camera, live with sound)
Fairgrounds – East
 (looking north to Hwy. 36 & Community Dr. intersection)
Fairgrounds – West
Lumpy Ridge
Old Church Shops (looking east along Elkhorn Ave.)
Old Church Shops (looking west along Elkhorn Ave.)
Highway 7 (looking south from Village Square)
Highway 7 (looking north from Village Square)
Glen Haven Downtown
Glen Haven Firehouse
Elkhorn Avenue (looking east)
Elkhorn Avenue (looking west, Bond Park across the street)

OTHER WEBCAMS IN ESTES PARK (update intervals vary)

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YMCA Conference Center (view from mountainside above)
Continental Divide (view from YMCA Conf. Center)
Castle Mountain
Ypsilon Mountain (in RMNP, elev. 13,520 ft)
Little Valley (looking north across Estes Valley from near Twin Sisters)
Truta’s weather cam & current weather conditions (looking SW from north of Lake Estes)
Deer Mountain (from Wildwood Inn)
Fall River (looking east from Castle Mountain Lodge)

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK (National Park Service webcams)

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Alpine Visitor Center, Trail Ridge Road (elev. 11,796 ft, faces east toward Estes Park)
Kawuneeche Valley
Longs Peak (elev. 14,259 ft)
Continental Divide (from Glacier Basin)
Fall River/US 34 Entrance
Beaver Meadows/US 36 Entrance


National Park Service (often not up to date but includes local roads inside park: call 970-586-1222 for recorded message)
Colorado Department of Transportation (best for current highway conditions; click its blue/white “i” for legend))

CDOT WEBCAMS IN THE AREA (for more views click any camera icon on CDOT’s map)

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Lily Lake (south of Estes Park on Hwy 7, looking north, elev. 8,930 ft)
Lily Lake (sensors)
Lily Lake (looking southwest; the perfect cam for checking fall foliage)
Cedarmont (east of Estes on Hwy 34, looking east)
Cedarmont (looking west on Hwy 34)
Highway 72 (looking north toward Hwy 7 intersection at top of hill)
Highway 72 (looking south toward Peaceful Valley from Hwy 7 intersection)
Ward (looking south on Hwy 72, elev. 9,449 ft)
Ward (looking north on Hwy 72)


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Ward, Colo. (looking northwest)
Niwot Ridge TundraCam (located NW of Nederland at 11,000 ft.; live streaming)
Nederland, Colo. (looking SW into James Peak and Indian Peaks wilderness areas)
Louisville and the Boulder Flatirons
Superior, Boulder Valley
Boulder Flatiron cam
Boulder, view of Sugarloaf
Boulder Creek (looking NW from downtown near Arapahoe & Broadway)
Thornton sky  (looking west)
Denver skyline (from Cheesman Park)
Pikes Peak summit rail stop (14,114 ft)
Pikes Peak panorama (rotating, 8 views)
Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak


Boulder and the Flatirons
Boulder Creek
Continental Divide
Denver skyline
Estes Park, Truta’s
Longs Peak
Pikes Peak summit rail stop
Pikes Peak & Garden of the Gods
Ypsilon Mountain


Colorado webcams


Google’s Street View Trekker cams have created “virtual hikes” that provide another way to explore Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. The cams take you to places on Google Maps that are not accessible by car.

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Lake Estes Trail, Estes Park
Estes Park Riverwalk, Estes Park
Knoll Willows Trail, Estes Park
Sprague Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
Bear Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
Lily Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
Deer Mountain Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
Forest Canyon Overlook, Rocky Mountain National Park
Toll Memorial Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park


VR views (with sound) of Rocky Mountain National Park


Estes Park
Indian Peaks Wilderness
James Peak Wilderness
Niwot Ridge Research Station
Old Fall River Road
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park hikes
Trail Ridge Road


Estes Park News
Estes Park Trail-Gazette

RELATED ON PIED TYPE (or see archive pages for webcams, Estes ParkRocky Mountain National Park, and Old Fall River Road)

Estes Park webcam information updated
Listen up, park lovers

Pikes Peak has webcams too
Flooding in Estes Park; webcams, phones down
Estes Park area webcams getting back on line
A year after ‘biblical’ flooding, Colo. still recovering
More north Colorado webcams
Webcams are like a box of chocolates
Tough job but a great view
Elk on Niwot Ridge
Busy days on Niwot Ridge
Being there: Rocky Mountain National Park
Virtual reality from Rocky Mountain National Park


Categories: Webcams

13 replies

  1. Great news! Have really been missing my daily visit with the Alpine VCtr cam– forgot about CDOT views, and thanks for researching these new options!

  2. AH, all listed in one place!
    (Snow on Pikes Peak last week? Early winter? Need one of those mosquito killer ones this year fo sure)

  3. These webcams are great. I watched falcons living on the tower of Lincoln Cathedral for a long time. Great if the catch other things too. Love Estes Park. thanks for sharing this.


  1. Live streaming webcams on line in Estes Park – now updated – Pied Type
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