Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Enchanted Evening!

The new Baldpate Inn series Summer Enchanted Evening has been crowded for the past two weeks!! Wednesday will be our third program “The Hard Way to Estes Park.” So stop on by and see what it’s all about!

Here is a little information about the program to get you thinking! Originally the only way to get to Estes Park from Loveland was by foot, horseback or go to Lyons and take stagecoach. In 1875 a petition was presented to the county commissioners asking that the Bald Mountain Road be extended to Pole Hill then Estes Park. The road came out of Loveland on First Street, up and over Bald Mountain through Rattlesnake Park up to Pole Hill then down through what is now the Crocker Ranch to Estes. It was a climb of over 3,000 feet to the top and then down 1,000 feet to Estes. That was pretty hard for horses (and a bicyclist) so eventually a road was cut through the Big Thompson Narrows to Estes Park in 1905.

See you in the Baldpate Inn library, Wednesday, June 17 at 7 PM. Enjoy cookies, juice, coffee or maybe glass of wine!

For information visit http://wwwestesparkarchives.com/


Laura Franklin