This film was created in 1972 for the Estes Park Area Chamber of Commerce by R. B. "Bud" Hooper (Producer) and his production company, Sonochrome Pictures. Other credits include Thomas Hoch (Director of Production, Cinematographer, Creative Editor), Ronald J. Reiland (Writer, Director), John N. Merrell (Narrator), and Brian Davies (Music). The film is a 16mm color Kodachrome safety print (acetate) with a variable area optical soundtrack. The Estes Park Area Chamber of Commerce used this film to encourage potential travelers to make the Estes Park area their destination for vacation plans. The film depicts the opening of Trail Ridge Road and other locations in Rocky Mountain National Park; Long Peak; lodging in Estes Park, including the Stanley Hotel; the aerial tramway up Prospect Mountain; the annual Arabian horse show; the Rooftop Rodeo and rodeo parade; wildlife such as elk; and activities such as hiking, horse-back riding, golfing, boating, Go-Kart racing, waterskiing, a chuckwagon supper with a country band, a square-dance, sledding, and skiing, including at the Hidden Valley ski resort in Rocky Mountain National Park, which operated from 1955-1991. The film measures roughly 800 feet in length and has a run time of 20:33. It appears to be a similar film to Accession # 86.242.162.
This film has been digitized and is available for viewing.