Property: Knoll - Willows
Priority Area: Estes Valley (map)
Size: 19.6 Acres

Description

photo of acquisition area

In the heart of Estes Park is a knoll. At one time it was slated to become an outlet mall. The citizens of Estes Park have worked to protect this area as an important wildlife habitat and historic viewshed. It is bounded on the east and north sides by Hwy 34, on the west by MacGregor Avenue, and on the south by municipal parking lots and private commercial buildings. It provides visitors with easy access and incredible views.

Management Plan

This property was purchased to protect its open space viewshed values and includes passive recreational uses. This property is owned by the Town of Estes Park and the conservation easement is monitored by the Estes Valley Land Trust.

Management Summary

  Yes No Comments
Permit Required   *  
Trails *    
  • hiking
*    
  • Mountain biking
  *  
  • horses
  *  
Restrooms *   At the Municipal Building
Drinking fountains *   At the Municipal Building
Dogs allowed   *  

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Value
Partnerships
Bargain Sales
Donations
Date
Acquired
Public
Access
Fee Simple with a Conservation Easement 19.6 $ 210,000 Larimer Co. - $ 50,000
EVLT* & EP** - $ 160,000
2002 Yes

* Estes Valley Land Trust
** Town of Estes Park