Adopt a Duck for #43 EVLT

The duck race in Estes Park has been postponed to September 19, 2020 for public health, 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 two breakfasts and four hikes this summer! 

Our first breakfast is virtual – you can join us from anywhere in the world as we learn about North American Bird Population Decline from the Bird Cnservancy of the Rockies.

The second breakfast is on the History and Ethics of Climbing in the Estes Valley, and the details of this event we will decided closer to the event. 

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

RSVP for any of these events here:

Sharing Moments of Joy

Each week during the coronavirus crisis, we are sending our members a short video to enjoy together. Join us by watching our most recent video here:

Monitoring with Amy

Amy Plummer, volunteer monitor and board member, took us along as she...

Project Updates:

The 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.

We look forward to sharing the valuable feedback we recieved with the community in the summer of 2020. 

To learn more, click here.

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.

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

Get Involved:

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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.