The Enos Mills Cabin Museum and Gallery
6760 Highway 7
Estes Park, CO
TOURS BY APPOINTMENT
Please call 970-586-4706 or email
This really is our preferred method. It allows us to have time dedicated for you and your group of family, whether we are scheduled to be open that day or not. Very often we are able to accommodate you even if we are not scheduled to be open. Please call ahead for a visit, and we'll put YOU on the calendar!
Call for updates or to make a reservation on days we are not generally open.
10 miles north of Allenspark, 8 miles south of Estes Park.
Look for our small signs - Admissions are on a donation basis.
Please allow an hour for a visit to the museum.
No Public Restrooms
Please leave dogs at home or in the vehicle. Thank you!
About the Museum:
A short nature trail noting native flora leads you to the original homestead cabin built by 15-year-old Kansan Enos A. Mills in 1885, placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 as the home of the "Father of Rocky Mountain National Park".
Photos, letters and exhibits illustrate the life and achievements of this rare spirit who was Colorado Snow Observer, miner, inn-keeper, speaker, author, nature guide, and dynamic in the formation of the National Park Service and the craft of Interpretive Naturalists.
It is the location where Enos wrote many of his stories and the setting of several of his experiences.
About the Gallery:
We feature the photographs by Enos A Mills taken circa 1900-1922. Historic, scenic, natural science, examples of popular scenes and previously unreleased reproductions of original photographs. A full selection of wonderful books by author Enos A. Mills including the previously unpublished volumes from our private archives handcrafted by Temporal Mechanical Press.
Need a Speaker?
The museum is a small cabin, holding twelve people at the most. But your guide can come to you if you've got a large group! Please call for details and arrangements.
Small groups, outdoor weddings and memorials are welcomed by special arrangement. Please call 970.586.4706 for details.