Take advantage of Spring before the weather gets too hot, and 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:

GOLF Everyone, it seems, loves the two golf courses in Estes Park. Elk particularly cannot get enough of the soft fairways and shady trees - they're always wanting to bed down in those spots. Undaunted, golfers play through on both the 9-hole course, which hugs the Big Thompson River, and an 18-hole regulation course, which unfurls beneath the snowcapped peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. The longer course plays for a par 71 from the blue tees.


BOATING: Lake Estes welcomes boats of all kinds, including canoes, kayaks, motorized fishing boats, pontoon boats and paddle boats. didn't bring one? That's ok, the Lake Estes Marina rents them. Rocky Mountain National Park allows only non-morotized boats, such as canoes or kayaks. No boats of any kind are allowed in Bear Lake.


BIRDING: More than 315 species of native and migratory birds flock to the Estes Valley, among them peregrine falcons, rufous hummingbirds and bald eagles.


ROAD BIKING: A road cyclist's dream, paved routes threading through the valley prove anything but flat. Ups and downs, switchbacks, and narrow lanes keep things interesting. In Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road is a favorite.


Looking for more ideas on what to do on your trip to Estes? Check out our Things-To-Do page for suggestions for the whole family.