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Best webcams from Estes Park to Pikes Peak

(Updated Sept. 21, 2021)

These are my favorite Colorado webcams from Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, south along the Peak-to-Peak Highway to Nederland, then to Boulder, Denver, and Pikes Peak — the best parts of Colorado’s Front Range. 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.

Some of these cameras are live streaming and the others update at various intervals. All carry date/time stamps so you can see how recent the images are. (I confess some of the screenshots are getting old.)

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 most of these cameras:


Rocky Mountain National Park


Webcams in Estes Park


CDOT webcams

(for more views along the Peak-to-Peak Highway and statewide, click any camera on CDOT’s map) 


South to Nederland, Boulder, Denver, and Pikes Peak


Many webcams have come and gone over the years. Defunct cameras have been moved to another page to help distinguish them from active cameras.


YOUTUBE SUGGESTIONS

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

ROAD CONDITIONS 

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, you can take Marys Lake Road (map) to avoid the congestion in downtown Estes.

WEATHER

Rocky Mountain National Park Weather
Estes Park Weather

MILEAGES AND ELEVATIONS IN RMNP

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*Used with permission, EstesParkWebcams.com
**Boulderflatironcam.com

 

41 Comments »

  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. 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.

    • Glad you like it. But I warn you, webcams can be addictive! Not a day goes by that I don’t check one or more of these webcams to see what’s going on elsewhere, usually in the mountains. And they’re always changing, depending on the weather or time of day.

  3. Just so you know, I bookmarked this post.

    As a kid I loved Red Rocks. I often visit the cam so I can see a land I love. I still have family, Estes Park actually, in CO. My Conifer and Evergreen peeps moved to warmer year round pastures. Thanks for the bookmarks!

    Oh, as a thanks…here ya go, my ‘new’ home town’s cams. First is our surf cam. I sea kayak, surf by Boogie Board, Beach, and sail..all things that are challenging on the high plains and front range. Trust me, I tried. As a kid I used to jump off the cliffs into the chutes of the South Platte. The equivalent here is illegally jumping off the piers when the surf is up.

    https://www.muskegonsurfcam.com/

    And this is our NOAA cam. We cannot live without NOAA and the Coast Guard. Maybe you can catch a Freighter in one.
    https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/metdata/mkg/

    It’s beautiful and very different from my beloved front range…but I don’t get altitude sickness here.

    • I’m delighted I could provide you with some “visits” back to Colorado. Your Muskegon views remind me of my years in Oswego, NY, on Lake Ontario. Quite the experience for me, with surf, ocean-going ships, water I couldn’t see across (I’m from Oklahoma originally), lake effect snow in the winter, etc. Yes, definitely very different from the Front Range.

      (BTW, love your screen name.)

        • I see now that dunelight is your blog name. (I’ve been browsing over there.) It really is all about the light, isn’t it?

          Fortunately the snow here is only occasional and doesn’t stick around for long. Upper NY it was deep and stayed deep all winter. At least that’s how I remember it.

        • Yep, that’s exactly what happened. Some people were even in shorts. But shoveling this last snow was really hard work. Keeping warm was easy once the wind stopped.

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