Estes Park, Colorado Introduces a Downtown Scavenger Hunt "Pikas in the Park"

ARTICLE | Jun 12, 2017

In honor of Estes Park's Centennial, the Town of Estes Park has unveiled a new downtown scavenger hunt, Pikas in the Park. This new activity includes 12 bronze sculptures of pikas, the small mountain-dwelling relatives of rabbits, placed throughout downtown. An activity guide is available at the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Ave. Use the clues on the guide to find all 12 pikas, and then claim the Pika Finder button at the Visitor Center.

Town Administrator Frank Lancaster commented, “The inspiration for Pikas in the Park came after hearing Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities. Peter talked about what makes a place special, not just a place to live and work, but the special, fun things that make people really love their community. One example cited was the Mice on Mainprogram in Greenville, South Carolina. I wanted to find something similar that was completely unique to Colorado, and was whimsical and fun for everyone – something residents and guests could all enjoy.” Lancaster continued “Just like the musical instruments on the Riverwalk, Pikas in the Park is something fun and unique that will attract people to downtown Estes Park. It’s more than just a fun activity -- it also incorporates historical information about Estes Park, provides educational information about an important high mountain species, and highlights the character and charm of Estes Park.”

To learn more about the scavenger hunt, Pikas, and the Town of Estes Park, please visit their website!

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