For Tourist-Dependent Estes, Uncertainty Follows Floodwaters

The Big Thompson River changed course and cut through the Elkhorn Lodge and stables. [Photo: KUNC/Luke Runyon]

By Luke Runyon, KUNC

One of the places hit hardest by this week’s record Front Range flooding is Estes Park, the eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. The main road into town was cut off, leaving only a couple of ways in and out. The National Park itself is closed to visitors, and that's not good for tourist-dependent Estes, as it tries to clean up from the floodwaters.

See sights and hear sounds from inside the town of Estes Park, with KUNC’s Luke Runyon.