Dream Lake iced over - RMNP
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Property: Bikle
Priority Area: Estes Valley (map)
Size: .9 acres

photo taken from Bikle

The Bikle property contributes to a very visible
view corridor in part of historic Estes Park.
(Photo by Mark Clevenger)

Description

The larger area nearby called The Knoll, was slated to be developed into an outlet mall. The citizens of Estes Park, understanding the inherent value of view corridors, have been working to protect this area in conjunction with the Stanley Hotel Historic District. The Bikle parcel is one of several smaller pieces contiguous to The Knoll and is central to maintaining a valued historic viewshed. It is not open to the public, except for the views it provides.

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Value
Partnerships
Bargain Sales
Donations
Date
Acquired
Public
Access

Fee Simple

0.9 $ 135,000 Larimer Co. - $ 5,000
Estes Park - $ 130,000
1998 No

Management Plan

The Bikle property is too small to support heavy recreational activity. The property was purchased to protect its open space viewshed values as part of a larger conservation effort known as The Knoll. The town of Estes Park manages this effort which includes the complete purchase of conservation easements on a collection of parcels totaling 24.32 acres in this area.

Background Image: Dream Lake frozen over in Rocky Mountain National Park by Bryce Bradford. All rights reserved.