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Estes Park made the list!20 Best Mountain Towns to Visit in the U.S. (travelandleisure.com)

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A Cabin Built by the Rockies Four generations of enchantment with the Colorado Rockies makes up the foundation of my faith. Written by: Lexie Coyle  In 1938 my great-grandparents packed up their car and their nine-month-old daughter and drove to Estes Park, Colorado. That trip changed the trajectory of eighty-four summers of my family history.  For years they lived in various places along the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Then in 1942, when prices were down because of the war, my great-grandpa bought a piece of land adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park. In 1946 they built the first cabin—or...

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We are excited to announce the next series of improvements coming to Brownfield’s! We are embarking on a two-phase, two-year expansion and improvement project. Phase one will include a new two level office building behind the store complete with office spaces, a staff breakroom, storage, and a carport. This will be completed in April of 2022. We will open for our 67th season as usual Memorial Day Weekend 2022. We will close for the 2022 season on October 1st next year to begin phase two of the project. Phase two will entail upgrading the interior of the store and expanding...

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A great article by our friend and author, Marlene Borneman from the August issue of HIKE Rocky Magazine. “OVER THE HILL”“Where Flowers bloom,So does hope.”Lady Bird Johnson  Tradition is central in our mountain life. Hiking or biking on Trail Ridge Road before it opens to vehicles, finding the first calypso orchids of the season, driving up Old Fall River Road the first day, and visiting Brownfield’s store for their kickoff sale are a few of my summer traditions. Another ritual of summer is to hike over “the hill”—aka the Continental Divide.  There are couple trails and cross-country routes in the...

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We went to Moab with a mission. In order to get better in business, we decided to become like our customers. We chose a trending tourist town with many similarities to Estes Park. We hiked on the trails, shopped in the stores, ate in the restaurants, walked on the streets, and visited with the locals. We tested new outdoor products for the store on their red, rugged and rocky trails. We found new lines of merchandise to sell. We listened to the stories of locals regarding tourists and the growth of their town. We worked on 115 orders, created countless...

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