Estes Park History & Museums: Enos Mills Cabin in Estes Park Colorado

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Enos Mills Cabin

A historical museum dedicated to the “father of Rocky Mountain National Park,” the Enos Mills Cabin shows the achievements of Enos Mills as adventurer, naturalist, photographer and conservationist. Read More

  • Enos Mills Cabin is dedicated to Enos Mills as adventurer, naturalist, photographer and conservationist
  • The museum is located eight miles south of Estes Park on Highway 7
  • See letters, photos and exhibits that illustrate the life of Enos Mills

Overview

In 1885, Enos Mills built a cabin in Estes Park, Colorado that has become a quaint museum showcasing his achievements. Mills is best known for his work in educating the public and Congress of how important it is to set aside land to preserve scenery and wildlife. Visiting the Enos Mills Cabin is important in learning the historical past of this Rocky Mountain region.

Location/Directions

The museum is located eight miles south of Estes Park and ten miles north of Allens Park on Highway 7. The address is 6760 Highway 7, Estes Park, Colorado 80517. The phone number is 970-586-4706.

Hours/Seasons

The Enos Mills Cabin Museum is best visited by appointment. Call ahead to schedule a time.

Cost

Admission to the museum is by donation basis.

More Info

First you walk a short nature trail to the original homestead that houses the museum. Native flora is marked, giving an added pleasure to the tour. The museum takes around an hour and a half to explore, with many displays to enjoy. See letters, photos and exhibits that illustrate the life of Enos Mills.

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