The Sheriff Department has allowed us to open October 1, 2013. YAH!!!
Here is what will happen and what to expect.
Rustic River Cabins will need to meet you at the check point at the beginning of highway 34 right by Olympus Lodge, at Mall Road, in Estes Park. You will need to call us at 970-586-8493 a few minutes before you arrive.
Once we meet you, you will be issued a tag for your car. This tag must be kept in your car. When you check out you will need to return the tag. With this tag you will ONLY be able to travel from the check point to Rustic River Cabins and into Estes Park. If you are found wondering the canyon, you will be issued a citation/fine from the policy department. This has been put in place for our protection from looters.
What to expect when you are at Rustic River Cabins:
At this point guests will not have access to the river. The Corp of Engineers has put a no access on our deck to cabin 8 and the deck to the river. We have a huge tree laying over the path coming from the other side also. So at this time you will not be able to fish here. While you are here, we will be building the new decks and cutting up the tree. So there will be noise from the chain saw and construction noise. We will not begin these projects until 9:00 am and end around 5:00 pm. These projects should be over on or by October 21, 2013.
We understand you will be on vacation, but we do need to accomplish these project before winter is upon us.
On a side note: a lot of people in the canyon have lost everything. Please be respectful and don’t take pictures of people cleaning up. They are trying to get their homes and lives back to normal.
As of today, you will be coming up the Peak to Peak highway. We drove it September 16, 2013, and it is a beautiful drive. It will take you about three hours from the airport. Please be careful. There are a few big pot holes once you reach highway 7. Keep your eyes open for those. We saw two people pulled over with flat tires.
The flowers are still blooming and the aspens have started to show off their fall colors.
We are “Mountain Strong”!