Dorsey Museum
Preserving Histories of the YMCA since 1979
YMCA of the Rockies

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Lula W. Dorsey Museum

Fall Hours (September & October):

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 12:30-5 pm

Through your generosity, the Dorsey Museum supports the Mission of the YMCA of the Rockies by engaging visitors in our history through exhibits, programs and publications.


Download the latest Museum Newsletter and read all about some of the great changes and history happening here at the YMCA of the Rockies.


Download our self-walking tour of Estes Park Center.  Visitors of all ages may enjoy this tour.  Take the entire tour or adjust the number of points of interest to meet your needs.  If you choose to take the entire tour, please allow approximately three hours. 

The Lula W. Dorsey Museum includes four historic buildings, the main lodge and three cabins.  Come discover the history of the YMCA of the Rockies and explore historic room settings, join in family-friendly programs, or play in the hands on room.

Family programs include staff guided history walks, a simulated archaeology “dig,”  Rebekah’s Trunk, and “Let’s go to Camp.”

The Museum serves as the corporate archives for the YMCA of the Rockies. The archives include almost fifty feet of archives and thousands of photographs. Our collections are available for research and publication.

For more information please contact the Association Museums Director and Historian, Carie Essig at or 970-586-3341 x1240.


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