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Webcams from Rocky Mountain NP to Pikes Peak

(Updated September 21, 2023)

These are the best 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 highlights of Colorado’s Front Range. Some of these cameras are live streaming and the others update at various intervals. If you know of a great webcam in this area that should be included, please let me know . Thanks!

Featured image above:

This magnificent mass of granite is Longs Peak, highest point in Rocky Mountain National Park. It rises to 14,259 feet and has a flat, boulder-strewn summit the size of a football field. The sheer vertical portion of its east face, seen here, is called The Diamond for obvious reasons. It is almost 1,000 feet high. I’ve grabbed many screenshots from this camera, but I love the lighting in this one.

Cameras on this page:

Rocky Mountain National Park

The Continental Divide seen from Glacier Basin.

Estes Park & Horsetooth Reservoir

Windcliff Tranquil, live streaming with sound, looking west to Hallett Peak just visible on the left.
Lovely live streaming camera looking east down the Fall River from Castle Mountain Lodge
Looking southwest from private weather station north of Lake Estes. Longs Peak is visible on the horizon, center.
Live streaming view of Horsetooth Reservoir, near Fort Collins. Likely to be busy on a hot holiday weekend.

From Estes Park to Ward

(for more views and travel information along the Peak-to-Peak Highway and statewide, see CDOT’s newly redesigned website) 

Niwot Ridge, Nederland, and Boulder

Rediscovered or back again, I’m not sure which, but this Nederland weather cam view of the Indian Peaks wilderness has long been one of my favorites. The view refreshes every 60 seconds and is particularly good for watching sunsets (remember, it’s the mountain time zone).
Morning sun on the Flatirons, Boulder, Colo. (Live streaming, panning; scroll down for still shots)*
Louisville and the Boulder Flatirons (scroll down for timelapse).* This camera now zooms and pans, but the lighting in this particular shot made it worth saving.*
Superior, Boulder Valley (scroll down for timelapse)*

From Denver to Colorado Springs & Pikes Peak

Denver, seen from Cheesman Park.
Looking toward the plains from the summit of Lookout Mtn in Golden. Multiple webcams here offer new views every few minutes, per a note from the local CBS station.
The view from the summit of Pikes Peak. Multiple cameras/views here.

Many webcams have come and gone over the years. Defunct cameras have been moved to another page.

YouTube suggestions

Estes Park
Indian Peaks Wilderness (south of Rocky Mountain National Park)
James Peak Wilderness (south of Indian Peaks Wilderness)
Niwot Ridge Research Station
Old Fall River Road
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park — Erik Stensland’s channel
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)

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 conditions

Rocky Mountain National Park weather
Estes Park Weather private weather station

RMNP mileages, elevations, and alerts

Rocky Mountain National Park Mileages and Elevations

General information, RMNP

Plan your visit to RMNP — tips and information from Erik Stensland

* – Used with permission
** – Used with permission

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