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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

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

Estes Park represents the ideal Rocky Mountain winter wonderland. Many think of Estes Park as a summer hot spot, but the easy drive, low prices and abundance of winter recreation make it the perfect place to hide out for a long weekend and escape the daily grind. Read on to discover more about what makes Estes Park Colorado’s best kept winter secret.  See Tails, Not Taillights When you want to get away in the winter,... more

Gain entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park free of charge this year! Mark your calendars for these entrance fee-free dates in 2017:  January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 20 - President's Day April 15-16 & 22-23 - National Park Week Weekends August 25: National Park Service Birthday September 30 - National Public Lands Day November 11-12 - Veterans Day Weekend Don't forget any fourth... 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

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
Related Categories: Food & Drink
Tags: Summer, Estes Park, Food & Drink

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

Looking for family fun, great wildlife experiences and some breath taking sunset views?   Rocky Mountain National Park has you covered. In a recent polling by USA Today’s 10 Best National Park experiences, Rocky was voted one of the best parks for wild life experiences , best night experiences and one if the most kid friendly parks !    With over 350 miles of trails and the largest expansion of alpine tundra in... more

It isn’t uncommon to see a plump, plush toy bear plopped outside of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. This toy bear welcomes people as they follow their noses to the sweet treats that await inside. In 2012 a furry Estes Park local, bearing a striking resemblance to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s mascot, thought he would swing by to satisfy his sweet tooth. Fondly know now as B. Thomas the bear, this curious guy... more