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Bears Coming Out of Hibernation Be Bear Aware

With the warmer temperatures now arriving, it’s almost time for our resident black bears to begin emerging from their winter dens. Coincidentally, it's also time for Colorado residents to take precautions to help keep bears wild. Human-bear conflicts are a fact of life in Colorado, but with some simple actions, residents of bear country can help to significantly reduce those conflicts. The biggest issue in ...

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US 36 To Close For 2 Hours On Monday, March 17

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) have scheduled the first of 10 different two-hour blasting operations from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, March 17 at mile marker 11.2 (west of Pinewood Springs near Estes Park). The blasting is part of the US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction project between Lyons and Estes ...

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US 36 Schedule March 8-15

This coming week, crews will also be performing excavation and embankment work, which will cause major delays for motorists traveling through the area. The following delays should be expected this week on US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park (weather permitting): Saturday, March 8: Stops of 30 minutes Sunday, March 9: No work scheduled at this time. Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 14 from 6 a.m. to 8 a ...

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Rock From U.S. 36 Blasting Will Help Stabilize High Risk River Banks In Estes

The Town of Estes Park is participating in the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Emergency Watershed Protection Program (NRCS/EWP). This program assists in emergency recovery measures to address imminent threats following a natural disaster and impairment to a watershed. EWP work primarily involves stabilizing river banks to prevent additional damage to homes and businesses with undermined foundation ...

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US 36 Schedule March 2 – March 8

This coming week, crews will also be performing excavation and embankment work, which will cause major delays for motorists traveling through the area. The following delays should be expected this week on US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park (weather permitting): Saturday, March 1: Stops of 30 minutes Sunday, March 2: No work scheduled at this time. Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 7 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m ...

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US 36 To Close For 3 Hours Wednesday, March 5

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), and contractor American Civil Constructors, Inc. have scheduled the third of 20 different three-hour blasting operations for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, at mile marker 17.6 just west of Lyons. Timing of this blasting event was determined to ensure passage for af ...

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US 36 Open After Monday Closure

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), and contractor American Civil Constructors, Inc. have reopened US 36 to all traffic at mile post 17.6 after blasting apart the large boulders that were blocking the road and removing the pieces from the roadway. Crews also patched the highway where the boulders damaged the r ...

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US 36 Construction Schedule Feb 22-Feb 28

This coming week, crews will also be performing excavation and embankment work, which will cause major delays for motorists traveling through the area. The following delays should be expected this week on US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park (weather permitting): *Saturday, February 22: Stops of 30 minutes *Sunday, February 23: No work scheduled at this time. *Monday, February 24 through Friday, February 28 f ...

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