Enos Mills, known as the “Father of Rocky Mountain National Park,” built this homestead cabin in the shadow of Longs Peak as a 15 year-old in 1885.
You can tour the Enos Mills Cabin and view photographs and writings by Mills, who worked as a nature guide, writer, photographer, snow observer, and conservationist.
You can also purchase reprints of Enos’ books and photographs and stroll on the trails about the cabin.
The cabin is maintained by Enos Mills’ granddaughter and great-granddaughter, who open the cabin by appointment only. This means you will have this beautiful location–the views are stunning–all to yourself, with a private tour by these incredibly knowledgeable women. Highly recommended for history buffs!
Plan on spending about 1-2 hours. Also, please note that this location is not wheelchair accessible.
Enjoy this footage from the 1940s of the Longs Peak Inn, which Enos purchased as a base for his guiding operations. It was located just across the road from the cabin.
Contact The Enos Mills Cabin
6760 Highway 7
Estes Park, CO 80517