Project Updates:

Your Feedback is Needed – Open Space and Outdoor Recreation Plan

EVLT is spearheading a planning project to identify the types of land that should be preserved in the greater Estes Valley. After public events, a survey, and mapping, EVLT has released a draft plan for a public comment period.

Please take a few minutes to read through the draft plan and submit your comments. This public comment period will be open until September 3rd. Your feedback will directly affect the future of open lands the Estes Valley. 

Click here to comment of the draft plan.

The Thumb Open Space

The Estes Valley Land Trust has been working with our partners to strengthen and enhance a few of our existing conservation easements. We are working with the Town of Estes Park, the Access Fund, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, and GOCO to better protect the conservation values of open space, wildlife habitat, scenic resources, and outdoor recreation access on the Thumb Open Space. 

To learn more about this project, read the proposal here.

Adopt a Duck for #43 EVLT

The duck race in Estes Park will be held virtually on September 19, 2020, but you can still adopt a duck for a chance to win prizes and support EVLT at the same time! Adopt online at

Sign Up for a Summer Event

EVLT is hosting virtual breakfasts and member hikes this summer!

Our upcoming breakfast is on the History and Ethics of Climbing in the Estes Valley. This will be a virtual event, where members across the country can watch from the comfort of their own homes.

The four hikes are small group hikes on private protected lands – see somewhere special and new while staying socially distanced.

RSVP for these events here:

Stay Updated with our 2020 Newsletter

The Estes Valley Land Trust June Newsletter is out – read all about our work and projects and how you can help! Read it here.

Our mission is to protect open space in the Estes Valley.

Get Involved:

Sign up for EVLT


Be a Part of Forever









The Estes Valley Land Trust is proud to announce our Perpetuity Fund. With more than 4.5 million visitors coming to Estes Park each year, our open lands, wildlife and quality of life are at risk.

Our goal is to raise $1 million by 2021 so we can continue working with private landowners to protect this beautiful valley. Be a part of forever and donate today.