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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

Spring into Action

Posted on April 19, 2017 3:00 PM by Visit Estes Park
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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

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

36 Winter Hours in Estes Park

Posted on March 17, 2017 10:00 AM by Tyler Wilcox
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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

New Girl in Estes - First Colorado Winter

Posted on March 3, 2017 9:00 AM by Stephanie Granada
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Tags: Winter, Estes Park

We ’re kicking off 2017 with a new blog series, which looks at Estes through the eyes of newcomer and journalist, Stephanie Granada. We will follow along as she embarks on snowy adventures for the first time and shares how this beach girl stands up to life in the mountains. Most beach natives don’t move to the mountains of Colorado in late November. They wait for the first signs of spring to bloom before trekking north.... more

High Altitude Spiced Apple Turnovers

Posted on December 21, 2016 9:00 AM
Related Categories: Food & Drink
Tags: Food & Drink, Estes Park, Winter

Winter has finally made its way to Estes Park! With the glittering snow and twinkling lights on the trees in our beautiful Downtown, I can’t help but feel a little festive! The holidays are right around the corner and I kicked off my holiday season this year by decorating our tiny mountain cabin and whipping up a batch of these tasty Spiced Apple Turnovers! My definition of a perfect Saturday afternoon. Grab your pastry blender... more

The snowy season in Estes Park offers a winter wonderland just waiting to be explored! Not only does the scenery take on a whole new look, but there are no traffic jams to deal with and lodging & activities are much more affordable, allowing you to tack on another night to your stay! Trail Ridge Road may be closed at high elevations, but Estes is still easily accessible via two well-maintained highways. Highway 36 is a... more

Get to Know the Artist: Cowboy Brad Fitch

Posted on December 5, 2016 2:00 PM
Related Categories: Events & Festivals, Things To Do
Tags: Estes Park, Meet Our Locals, Music

Cowboy Brad Fitch is an Estes Park local who has made a name for himself as a singer/songwriter, performing concerts throughout the U.S. He specializes in original folk music, classic cowboy tunes and the songs of John Denver. Cowboy Brad is currently involved in three bands, a John Denver tribute band, a southern rock band and a band that plays most of his own compositions. He has had the pleasure of performing for the... more

Experience Festive Fridays

Posted on December 1, 2016 4:00 PM
Related Categories: Downtown Estes, Things To Do
Tags: Downtown, Estes Park, Events, Shopping, Food & Drink, Holidays, Winter

Every week leading up to Christmas, celebrate the season with holiday shopping in Estes Park during Festive Fridays! Enjoy special offers, live music and treats when you shop participating businesses. Not only is this a great opportunity to pick up the perfect gifts for your loved ones, it's also a fantastic way to shop local, supporting small businesses in Estes Park. Take a break between shops to view the... more

From unique arts to sweet treats, from jaw-droppers to socking suffers, Estes Park has a widevariety of special gifts that are made right here in the Estes Valley! The festive lights are strung downtown, the shops have decorated their windows andthe entire village is buzzing with holiday spirit. But don't worry if you can't make it to Estes this year; many of these one-of-a-kind gifts are available online. Whether... more