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Rain, Rain, Go Away

Posted on May 25, 2017 11:00 AM

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

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

Header Image: A group atop Longs Peak in 1924, courtesy of the Estes Park Museum Sitting at the edge of Colorado’s No. 1 attraction – Rocky Mountain National Park – the little resort village of Estes Park lies in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, and as such, it has been attracting visitors for more than 150 years. In addition to the millions of tourists who have passed through, here are some... more

Easter in Estes Park 2017

Posted on April 10, 2017 2:00 PM
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Tags: Estes Park, Events, Holidays

April 16, 2017 Celebrate Easter in Estes Park this Spring! Highway 34 will be open for Easter! Opening for thru-traffic for all vehicles on Friday, April 14th at 4pm, Highway 34 will stay open for the Easter Holiday until 8:30am on Monday, April 17th. With Highway 34 open there are three beautiful ways to get to Estes! Highway 36, Highway 34 and Highway 7. In celebration of National Park Week you can enjoy free entry into Rocky... more

For all the trails and green spaces in this picturesque mountain town, it can take a little digging to find a spot to hike with your furry friend. The fact that pets aren’t allowed on trails in national parks, like Rocky, is mainly for your buddies’ own good. There’s the risk of pups running into freezing cold or scalding hot waters, chasing wild animals into dangerous terrain, or worse being chased down by a wild... more

36 Winter Hours in Estes Park

Posted on March 17, 2017 10:00 AM by Tyler Wilcox
Related Categories: Things To Do
Tags: Winter, Breweries, Downtown, Estes Park, Estes Park Lodging, Food & Drink

It just might be Colorado’s best-kept winter secret. While the rest of the state is battling traffic on I-70 in an attempt to be the first on the slopes, Estes Park – best known for its close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park – is free of crowds but full of fun. Think of it as your affordable mountain village escape, just a short, scenic drive from Denver and Boulder (and only 90 minutes from Denver... more

5 Estes Park Cycling Routes You Haven't Pedaled

Posted on March 15, 2017 2:00 PM by Kevin Benes
Related Categories: Outdoor Adventure
Tags: Biking, Things to Do, Summer, Spring

In my career with the Town of Estes Park I have lots of opportunities to talk with our guests. I typically steer our conversations on what activity brings them to town and I’ve started to notice a pattern. The answers are almost always hiking , snowshoeing , backcountry skiing , climbing and a myriad of other outdoor adventures that each have the potential to be the highlight of a guest’s experience. Today I am going to... more