Priority Area: Estes Valley
Size: .9 acres
The Bikle property contributes to a very visible
view corridor in part of historic Estes Park.
(Photo by Mark Clevenger)
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.
|Type of Acquisition||#Acres||Property
|0.9||$ 135,000||Larimer Co. - $ 5,000
Estes Park - $ 130,000
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.