Allenspark, located just 25 minutes south of Estes Park, is home to about 500 people, along with an abundance of wildlife and scenery. For a mountain experience that truly lets you get away from it all, Allenspark can’t be beat. It provides easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park’s Wild Basin area, and offers dining and entertainment opportunities, too.
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Allenspark Real Estate
Homes in the Allenspark are often second homes, or summer-only retreats, but those who choose to live here year-round will enjoy quiet solitude, incredible natural beauty, and a close-knit community.
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Allenspark students attend the Estes Park School District R-3. Bus service is available from Allenspark. The district serves grades K-12, with about 1,200 students total in the elementary, middle, and high schools. There is also an enrichment program for homeschooled students.
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The Estes Park Medical Center is the nearest hospital to Allenspark. It provides medical and surgical services, obstetrics, home health and hospice services, a 24-hour emergency department, and a 24-hour Advanced Life Support Ambulance Service. It is designated as a Level IV Trauma Center, and board-certified physicians in many different specialities are available.
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Allenspark is about 25 minutes from Estes Park, and about an hour from Boulder. Because many of the homes in this area are fairly isolated, these commute times can be somewhat longer.
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Dining and Shopping
For a casual mountain breakfast, be sure to stop by the Meadow Mountain Cafe. For elegant evening dining, the Fawn Brook Inn is an excellent choice. Check out Distant Harbors for unique gift items.
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The Old Gallery acts as a community center and arts hub for Allenspark. They offer social events, music, theater, classes, discussion groups, and more.
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Parks and Recreation
Rocky Mountain National Park‘s Wild Basin is accessible from Allenspark. Hikers can choose from waterfalls, glacial lakes, or mountain summits. The Arapaho National Forest offers many additional hiking options.
Horseback riding, fishing, and rock climbing opportunities can be found in both the National Park and National Forest. Cross-country skiing is popular at nearby Brainard Lake, and downhill skiing is just a bit further, at Eldora.
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Both the Estes Valley Library, and the Lyons Regional Library provide reading materials for the bookworms in Allenspark.