Elkins Distillary, making hand crafted spirits in the Rocky Mountains of Estes Park.

Estes Park Craft-made Goods, Fine Arts, Specialty Beverages

The Craft Goods cluster is already well established in the Estes Valley, with numerous individuals and businesses designing, making, and selling their own products to guests and customers around the country. Craft brewing is one of the fastest-growing and highest-paying industries in the State of Colorado. The potential for this cluster can be seen in the recent opening of Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company, Rock Cut Brewing Company and Elkins Distilling Co. in Estes Park.

This industry cluster ties to destination tourism but focuses on export-oriented niche sectors that are growing rapidly along the Front Range. The Craft Goods businesses discussed in the Economic Development Strategy report are non-seasonal, selling goods to customers across the globe and building a market for destination shopping throughout the year.  Many businesses in the Estes Valley operate out of their homes – be they telecommuters, artists, or craft good producers. 

Craft Goods business well-suited for the Estes Valley include:

  • Artisan Food Production
  • Breweries & Distilleries
  • Fine Art & Craft Production

For more information, contact us.