The Adventure Hiking Interest Group invites those seeking backcountry adventures that are longer and potentially more challenging. These outings are generally greater than 8 miles and include 2000 to 4000 vertical feet of elevation gain/loss. The pace will generally range from 2 to 3 miles per hour. Many of these outings will have summits of one or more peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park as their primary objective.
This group meets year-round on the first Friday of each month with some exceptions due to weather, holidays or unusual circumstances.
IMPORTANT: In order to participate in the hiking group, each member must complete the release form. Please download the form and return it completed & signed to hiking group leader, either by email or in-person at your first hike.
For more information, contact Tom Chapel (970-420-3568) or by email at AdventureHiking@estesparknewcomers.org.
Please volunteer to help with the 16th Annual Estes Park Marathon and Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
This large annual race is hosted by the Estes Park Running Club, and proceeds from the race support youth sports in Estes Park.
We can use all the volunteers we can get! Your assignment will usually be for only 2 hours on race day. If you can only help the day before, June 15, we can use help with race set up, too.
The full and half marathons start at the Dao House on Hwy 7, with staggered starts for walkers-only at 5:30am, the full marathon runners at 6:00am, and the half runners at 6:30am. On race day we need help from 4:00am with loading the shuttle buses at the high school, to Noon-ish and even later, all about 2 hour shifts each. We especially need "road marshals", who direct the runners where to go along the courses, especially where there are turns. Bring a folding chair for the expected gaps between runners, but you will need to stand and occasionally yell, for example: "Turn here!"..."Move to the side of the road!"..."Stay on the trail!"..."Full marathoners go right, Half runners, go straight!", while eyeing the color of their bibs to give the correct instruction. All of the races finish on the high school track.
Volunteers will report to the high school between 9 and 11:30 am the day before the race, June 15, to pick up their instructions and a map of exactly where they are to stand, a volunteer T shirt, orange vest, and last-minute instructions.
Race day is also Father's Day, which affects some people's plans, however, volunteers can complete their duties early, or join us in the early afternoon to help "sweep" the course for debris, cones, signs, etc. and to "break down" the set ups.
Alternatively, if you want to run or walk one of the 4 race distances, please register on our website.
If anyone has questions, they can email me, Ann Wise, EPM Volunteer Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am also a member of Newcomers.
Estes Park Residential Recycling is now. Recycling collection is conveniently located at the site of the old landfill, 640 Elm Road, Estes Park, CO. Residents should not take their recycling to the Estes Park Transfer Station any longer.
Effective yesterday (May 2), the open burning season has closed. These refer to the permitted pile burns in the upper left of the attached chart. Recreational burning is permitted in compliance with the remainder of the flow chart.
Open burning, with a permit, will be available after October 1. For more information on obtaining a burn permit and requirements, see: https://
For information on current restrictions in the Estes Valley and adjacent districts, information is posted here: https://
Please refer to these resources and help us keep Estes safe this wildfire season.