Friday Dec 09

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Chip Salaun, who was a world class triathlete, mountaineer, author and environmentalist, and became the co-founder of the "Frost Giant”, a winter run epitomizing the challenges and rewards of running trails year round in Estes Park.  In 1978, Chip devised the name, drew the original logo, laid out the course, pulled the trigger on the first start, and was the catalyst behind the success of the Frost Giant mountain run.  The scenery is spectacular.  The camaraderie and fellowship developed among runners on the arduous, but beautiful terrain, remain as a legacy to Chip.   In late April of 1985, Chip vanished in the snow and ice of Mt. Cook in New Zealand. If the wind should blow, it will be his spirit challenging us, then pushing us to another adventure with nature and ourselves.  15% of the proceeds go to the Estes Valley Youth Activity Assistance Fund.  The fund provides scholarships for youngsters to participate in Estes Valley Recreation and Park District youth sports.


Visitor Center Transit Facility Parking Structure construction begins. Parking area and adjacent trail closed Oct. 17 until summer 2017

For safety, the multiuse trail will be closed at the south sides of the Big Thompson River pedestrian bridges and at the east end of the parking lot. The project will not impact operations at the 9-hole golf course.

Click here  to read the full news release from the Town of Estes Park, outlining the disruptions that begin Oct. 17 with construction of the parking structure south of the Visitor Center. 

Estes Valley Community Center Now Under Construction 

Preliminary construction and mobilization has begun. Please refer to our "Community Center" page for more information and updates regarding this exciting project. 

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Estes Valley Master Trails Plan Completed

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The Estes Valley Master Trails Plan was recently completed and is now available for review. The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District would like to thank Great Outdoors Colorado for funding this initiative, as well as all of the project partners for their efforts in making the plan a reality. Visit the Trails Master Plan page for more details on this much-anticipated document.  


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