My favorite webcams: Estes Park, Rocky Mountain NP, Pikes Peak, Denver/Boulder

Denver sunset, August 30, 2018. Screenshot from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science webcam.

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!

I’ve compiled a map to show the approximate locations of these cameras:


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.)


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


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.


National Weather Service RMNP Weather Decision Support

Estes Park Weather

Categories: Green, Rocky Mtn Natl Park, Webcams

25 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.

  4. Would love to see “LIVE” video streaming of the Aerial Tram in Estes Park instead of a still picture that refreshes ever 5 seconds. It says sound on that one too and there is not sound.

  5. Too bad the Estes Park Tram cam and cam looking West is gone.


  1. Live streaming webcams on line in Estes Park – now updated – Pied Type
  2. Webcams are like a box of chocolates – Pied Type
  3. Estes Park webcam information updated – Pied Type
  4. With apologies for my addiction, here’s another Denver webcam – Pied Type
  5. Estes Park webcams page has new map – Pied Type
  6. Webcam page gets new look – Pied Type
  7. Estes Park webcam collection grows by four – Pied Type
  8. Forever chasing webcams – Pied Type
  9. Forever chasing webcams – Everwild

“I cannot be an optimist but I am a prisoner of hope.” ~ Cornel West

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