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

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Sunset from the Wild Basin webcam located in Allenspark, CO — July 1, 2019 (no fires, just a normal July sunset)

October 24, 2020: Fire officials have cut off the power in much of western Estes Park as part of their efforts to defend against the advancing East Troublesome wildfire. As a result, webcams in those areas are currently offline.

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:


ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK (National Park Service webcams(Links to cameras are in the captions.)


ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, WILD BASIN  (Allenspark webcam with full view and seven closeups) (Links to cameras are in the captions.)


Click links in captions below for current camera views.

WEBCAMS IN ESTES PARK (update intervals vary) (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 TO NEDERLAND, BOULDER, DENVER, AND PIKES PEAK (Links to cameras are in the captions.)


CAMERAS LOVED BUT LOST (These cameras are currently unavailable but may return in the future)


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

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

*Webcam used with permission

31 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.

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