Aug. 29, 2018: For several days now, local forecasters have been reporting color in some of Colorado’s high country. They say the drought is causing the trees to turn at least a week earlier than usual this year, so if you’re planning a foliage tour, you might want to consider that. The annual average for peak fall color is Sept. 27.
Update, Aug. 14, 2018: I’ve removed several webcams that appear to have gone dormant. If they come back on line, I’ll list them again. Meanwhile, travelers headed to Pikes Peak may find they cannot drive all the way to the summit this summer because construction on a new summit complex has severely curtailed parking. Free shuttle service is being provided. Also, the controllable TundraCam on Niwot Ridge near Nederland is operating again, but very sluggishly. And a new view of the Denver skyline has been added.
These are my favorite Colorado webcams from Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Ward, Nederland, Boulder, Denver, and Pikes Peak. They are my way of previewing the scenery, weather, traffic, or foliage if I’m planning a trip … or if I just want to revisit the places I love without leaving home.
If you know of a great webcam in this area that I’ve missed, please let me know. Thanks!
Click the photos for slideshows. Click links in captions for current camera views.
WEBCAMS IN ESTES PARK (update intervals vary) (Links to cameras are in the captions.)
(*Estes Park Webcams used with permission)
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK (National Park Service webcams) (Links to cameras are in the captions.)
CDOT WEBCAMS NEAR ESTES AND SOUTH ALONG THE PEAK-TO-PEAK HIGHWAY (for more views click any camera icon on CDOT’s map; CDOT cameras are often offline) (Links to cameras are in the captions.)
SOUTH OF ESTES PARK (Links to cameras are in the captions.)
National Park Service (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)
If you are approaching Estes Park from the south on Hwy 7 and are headed to the park, I strongly suggest you take Marys Lake Road (map) to avoid the congestion in downtown Estes.