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When the sun goes down in Estes Park, the sky lights up. Up here, away from the light pollution of big cities, you can experience the incomparable beauty of the heavens in crystal clear fashion. Estes Park is one of the best places for stargazing in all of Colorado. Just look up. Estes Park Memorial Observatory 1500 Manford Ave. As you descend into the Estes Valley on Highway 36, you may notice a brilliant white dome looming across... more

Ride of the Week

Posted on July 20, 2017 10:00 AM by Kevin Benes

Whether you are a road, mountain or gravel grinder Estes Park has countless rides to enjoy the beauty in ways that no other form of transportation offers. Cycling offers a great opportunity to check out some of the awesome routes that Estes Park has to offer! Kevin Benes, local rider, will be providing us with a ride of the week, every week, so start pedaling! August 10th, 2017 - Hell Canyon Guest Blogger - Josh Cramer, Head Coach of... more

Estes Park’s Tradition of Wellness

Posted on July 14, 2017 10:00 AM by Tyler Wilcox

In his 53 rd year, F.O. Stanley, co-creator of the Stanley Steamer, got some bad news. The worst news, really. Stanley learned that he had chronic tuberculosis and had just one year to live … if he was lucky. In a last ditch effort to beat this doomy diagnosis, the inventor headed west, in search of fresh mountain air in Estes Park, Colorado. The move paid off – F.O. Stanley lived to the ripe old age of 91. And he repaid... more

9 Steps to Family Adventure in Estes Park

Posted on June 30, 2017 12:00 PM

When I’m ready to take the family and get out of Denver, Estes Park is the first destination on my mind. Why? I live in the foothills just off Highway 93, so it’s a quick 90-minute drive – away from that I-70 traffic jam yet still with those Rocky Mountain majestic views my family loves. In fact, Estes Park was the first mountain road trip my (now adult) daughters took when we first moved to Colorado. Even after... more

Hike of the Week

Posted on June 23, 2017 12:00 PM

Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Estes Park. As the Base Camp to Rocky Mountain National Park, and surrounded by National Forest, there is no shortage of trails! Join us as we highlight a new trail each week! If you've made the trek before, let us know what you thought of the hike, or share any favorites you may have! Estes Park Hiking Tips Being one of the most popular activities, hiking trails and... more

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Posted on May 25, 2017 11:00 AM
Tags: Summer

Colorado is known for over 300 days of sunshine! But there are 365 days in a year, so here's what to do when you get a little rain in Estes Park!   Enjoy Craft Beverages Beer lovers, wine connoisseurs and whiskey aficionados will all be enticed with Estes Park's booming craft beverage scene . Three breweries in town to wet your whistle. Snowy Peaks is the perfect place to do a wine-tasting, and even take a bottle... more

For a small mountain village, Estes Park’s craft beverage scene is enormous – and it seems to be growing with each passing year. Now is the right time to discover what’s brewing (and distilling, and fermenting) up here. SPIRITS Elkins Distilling Co. 1825 North Lake Ave., (419) 575-1704 The people behind Elkins Distilling Co. aren’t the first to make whiskey in Estes Park – we’re pretty sure a... more

Whether it's sightseeing along Trail Ridge Road, taking a leisurely stroll around Lily Lake, or the thrill of summiting the park's only 14er, Longs Peak,  Rocky Mountain National Park  attracts a variety of guests from adventure seekers, families and couples. However, many may not realize that some of RMNP's most beautiful sights of nature are the countless waterfalls found throughout the park. Mariah Nelson,... more

My wife and I decided we needed a little getaway. We’ve got two young kids, and we both work from home — she’s an artist, and I’m a writer and a musician. That means we all get to spend a lot of time with each other. But it also means privacy is almost non-existent. And quiet time? Yeah, we don’t get a lot of that, either. We wanted to go somewhere that was convenient but special. Fortunately, we... more

Spring into Action

Posted on April 19, 2017 3:00 PM by Visit Estes Park
Related Categories: Things To Do
Tags: Things to Do, Estes Park, Spring, Birding, Biking, Summer

Take advantage of Spring's mild temperatures and abundance of sunshine before summer kicks into high gear. Adventure junkies, naturalists and leisure travelers alike will find activities to keep them busy. Here are just a few great opportunities available this Spring for all Estes Park visitors: Biking : A road cyclist's dream, paved routes threading through the valley prove anything but flat. Ups and downs,... more