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Pitches and Pints: Quinn Brett

Posted on October 24, 2016 8:05 AM
Related Categories: Outdoor Adventure
Tags: Climbing, Meet Our Locals

Quinn Brett is an experienced Estes Park climber and local. Learn more about her favorite Estes Park climb complete with pro tips and her favorite place to sip on a beer after. Name :  Quinn Brett Years Climbing : 25 years!!!!! Favorite Estes Park climb :  A diamond shaped chunk of granite, nestled into a lush cirque at 13,000 feet laced with vertical cracks of all variety!  My favorite of these fissures is a route... more

Patricia Henriksen Greenberg has been drawing since the age of seven and since then has had her artwork featured in galleries as well as children's books. Learn more about Patricia and see some of her amazing artwork below. Artist Q & A: Age: 66 Art form?  Most often I work in pencil on coquille paper. “Coquille” is the French word for scallop. The paper has a scalloped-shaped texture pressed into its... more

Halloween Hauntings for Little Ghouls & Goblins

Posted on October 21, 2016 4:14 PM by Brooke Burnham

Halloween in Estes Park is a unique event - from haunted hotels to masquerade balls, costume parties to bluegrass concerts, it's easy to find things to do as adults . But, this holiday is traditionally for the little ones who want to dress up, get a little scared and get a lot of candy. So here are my family's top 5 things to do (ranked for emphasis, of course) during this fun fall celebration. 5. Stock up on Classic Treats... more

The Perfect Estes Park Friendsgiving Celebration

Posted on October 7, 2016 7:41 AM by Josh Harms
Tags: Winter

Thanksgiving is a time to be spent with the people you care about. If you can't make it home for the holiday gather up your friends and head to Estes Park for the best Friendsgiving ever! This holiday should be much more than just a meal. By the time Thanksgiving comes around, winter has made its nest in the mountains so prepare for some snowy adventures. Check out our tips to have the perfect Estes Park Friendsgiving,... more

There are so many ways to explore Estes Park! Find the right outing for you with our mild to wild adventure scale!   Tame, Yet Curious Your idea of an adventure may be getting snowed in at your  cabin  retreat or taking a  scenic stroll  around Lily Lake. You want to take in the beauty and splendor of the pristine mountain wilderness surrounding the Estes Valley without having to venture into... more

Get to Know the Artist: Cecy Turner

Posted on September 30, 2016 8:32 AM by Visit Estes Park
Related Categories: Estes Park News, Downtown Estes
Tags: Estes Park, The Arts, Meet Our Locals

Local artist Cecy Turner has made a career in plein air, oil and watercolor painting. A member of numerous art societies, and recipient of many awards, Cecy is recognized for her wonderful Rocky Mountain creations. Read Cecy's profile below, and find out more on her website  and blog . Artist Q & A: Age:  69 Art form? Oils and watercolors How long have you lived in Estes Park? We've had a house here... more

Estes on the Rocks: Campfire Cocktail

Posted on September 16, 2016 3:30 PM by Visit Estes Park
Tags: Summer, Estes Park

Fall doesn't officially start until September 22nd so you still have a few nights left to enjoy a refreshing summer drink by the fire. Here's recipe courtesy of Estes Park Resort for a delightful cocktail to sip on next to the campfire: Pomegranate Mojito One Pure Sugar Cube. Fresh Mint Ice Two Sliced Limes 1.5oz of Rum 1.5 of Pomegranate Liqueur Club Soda Sprite Garnish with Mint and Lime   See how The... more

A few years ago the mayor of Estes Park officially decreed the month of October to be known as 'Elktober'. This may seem strange to outsiders, but residents and frequent visitors know that the hundreds of elk that call this area home are a very special part of our local culture. Those who are even more in the know understand that autumn is the perfect time of year to honor and celebrate these majestic creatures, for this is... more

Every year my parents host (along with two other couples) their grandkids for something they call 'Gramp'. They plan activities, outings and games for the kids over a long weekend. Sounds amazing, and it is, but not everyone can possibly contrive such an involved event. For those who want to have that incredible bonding experience, but without the stress of hosting, a grandparent vacation may be just the trick. ... more

Get off the road this autumn to take in the brilliant colors of the fall leaves in Estes Park. From epic endeavors to leisurely explorations, there are so many different ways to take your leaf-peeping beyond the scenic drives. Read on for our local recommendations on the 8 best ways to get off the road and find hidden stashes of fall foliage in Estes Park, Colorado! 1. Biking the Trails Start pedaling! Mountain biking , whether... more