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

Painterly sunset over the Indian Peaks Wilderness as seen from Nederland webcam

Aug.12, 2019: Note the updated Boulder Flatiron cam, below. It now streams live and rotates every 20 seconds to show different views around Boulder, including the activity on West Pearl Street.

June 14, 2019: Wild Basin is my new favorite 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.

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.

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 links in captions below for current camera views.

WEBCAMS IN ESTES PARK (update intervals vary) (Links to cameras are in the captions.)

(*Camera 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.)


YOUTUBE SUGGESTIONS

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
Wild Basin

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

WEATHER

National Weather Service RMNP Weather Decision Support

Estes Park Weather

29 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!

    1. Trying to make this page a one-stop shopping list for everyone. Afraid I might be overdoing it, but I’m sort of committed now.

      One of the ranges on the western slope got snow on all its peaks last week. Trying not to get too excited. After all, it’s still August.

  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.

    1. 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.

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