Backpacker's Estes Park Adventures

In these videos you can see that Estes Park is home to world-class mountain adventures. On land, water and snow. In the national park, the national forest and around town. This is the perfect year to get out on the trails, the water and the rocks to experience the Rocky Mountains like never before. See the complete video series below.

We've got more great tips! Explore the stories below for trip ideas, adventure guides and recommendations from Estes Park's locals and experts. 

Watch them all!

Biking in Estes. Video

Expore Rocky Mountain National Park and the national forest trails by bike with Backpacker...more

Fishing in Estes. Video

Backpacker Magazine editor meets up with local fishing expert Eddie Fraley. The pair head...more

Climbing in Estes. Video

Go along with Climbing Magazine and Paige Claassen for sport climbing in the national...more

Tranquility in Estes. Video

Backpacker editor joins local massage therapist Brooke Claassen for the Estes Park Farmers...more

Spring in Estes. Video

Editors for Backapacker Magazine explore Rocky Mountain National Park on snowshoes before...more

Skiing in Estes. Video

Skiing Magazine and Estes Park locals shares tips on backcountry skiing in Rocky Mountain...more

Adventure Awaits

Adventure at Every Level

Your idea of adventure may be a scenic hike or a relaxing horseback ride......more

10 Tips for Hiking RMNP

With over 300 miles of hiking trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, a variety of short...more

Google Treks Estes Park

Take a virtual tour of popular trails in Estes & Rocky via Google Trekker...more

Geocaching 101

First time geocaching? Learn more about how to get started...more

Gal's Guide to the Rockies

2-Wheeled Adventures

On your own or with a tour, a 2-wheeled ride is an ideal way to see Estes Park & Rocky...more

Get exploring and relaxing

Get exploring and relaxing with your best gal pals for a long weekend in Estes Park...more

Get a Guide to the Wild

Learn something new or perfect your form with a guide for hiking, climbing, fishing & more...more

Are You a True Mountain

The 6 skills our experts think every mountain girl should know. Practice them all in Estes...more

Epic Expeditions

5 Top Trail Running Locales

Local expert & trainer shares his list of the best places to trail run in Estes & Rocky...more

Summer Cycle

Time to put away the fatbike and tune up the mountain & road bikes. Your fast lane awaits!...more

5 Musts for Estes Climbers

Learn something new, discover new terrain & explore climbing history while in Estes Park...more

Meet the Estes Park Pros

Estes Park is the home, playground, training ground and more to these fine athletes...more