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The Women of Estes Park

Posted on March 8, 2016 4:06 PM by Visit Estes Park
Related Categories: Estes Park News
Tags: Estes Park, History

Throughout the years many great women have helped shape the Estes Park area. Through books, businesses, politics and athletics, the women of Estes Park have put this great town in the world’s spotlight. Their contributions are felt and their sentiments are reflected, whether known or unknown, every time someone falls in love with Estes Park.     Isabella Bird Although Isabella Bird wasn’t native to the Estes... more

2015 was a big year for Estes Park! But, just because the year is coming to an end, doesn’t mean you’ve missed your chance. Check out this list of 2015 Estes happenings that you can tap into in the new year! 1.    Local pro climber Tommy Caldwell gained notoriety last January when he and his partner made the first continuous ascent of the Dawn Wall. You can work up to such a feat by training in... more

Rainy Day Family Fun

Posted on July 7, 2015 3:16 PM by Visit Estes Park
Related Categories: Things To Do, Family Fun, Food & Drink
Tags: Things to Do, Family, History

As summer in Estes Park continues, so do the thunderstorms and rain showers. While good for keeping the forests stay hydrated and healthy, these wet days can leave guests wondering what to do indoors until the sun comes back out. Estes Park is known for its outdoor adventures, but there are plenty of family friendly activities when it's sprinkling outside. We have compiled a few recommendations to make the rainy days as fun... more

With summer approaching, many visitors will make the trek up to one of Rocky Mountain National Park's most iconic vistas; Bear Lake. The  Rocky Mountain Conservancy  writes about the geology, biology and history that make Bear Lake a destination worth visiting again and again:   Seventy-two peaks over 12,000 feet, 150 glacial lakes, and 359 miles of hiking trails stand awaiting the arrival of summer guests in Rocky... more

Must Dos For Climbers in Estes Park

Posted on March 31, 2015 9:29 AM by Visit Estes Park
Related Categories: Outdoor Adventure
Tags: History, Climbing, Estes Park

  The rock walls that surround the majestic mountain village of Estes Park are home to some of the world's most famous rock climbing routes, cracks and slabs where generations of climbers have made a pilgrimage to. From easy to access off-the-road bouldering at Marys Lake to grand multi-pitch routes including the legendary Diamond of Longs Peak, climbers can experience a true variety of epic granite experiences. After a full... more

Happy Birthday Isabella Bird

Posted on October 14, 2014 6:40 PM by Visit Estes Park
Related Categories: Rocky Mountain National Park
Tags: History

In honor of the birthday of a legendary woman of Rocky Mountain National Park, the  Rocky Mountain Conservancy  shares a bit of history on Isabella Bird and her influence throughout Estes Park and the mountain tops in the area:  As some or many of you may know, Isabella Bird is most famous for her 1873 ascent to Long's  Peak with Rocky Mountain Jim. But her story is more profound than traveling alone and... more

The beginning of the year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park starts this September and guest blogger, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy shares with us the history of the park, special centennial events and how you can get involved in the celebration this year: Rocky Mountain National Park was established 100 years ago because people saw value in conserving the land. Passion for preserving this area... more

Happy Birthday, Enos Mills!

Posted on April 22, 2014 6:50 AM by Visit Estes Park
Related Categories: Estes Park News
Tags: History

We welcome Guest Blogger, the Rocky Mountain Nature Association to celebrate the birthday of Enos Mills:  "Scenery, like music, is thought-compelling and gives one a rare combination of practical and poetical inspiration. Along with mountain climbing, scenery shakes us free from ourselves and the world. From new grand heights one often has the strange feeling that he has looked upon these wondrous scenes before, and on the... more

Poppy's Pizza & Grill Honors A Unique Past

Posted on April 3, 2014 9:47 AM by Visit Estes Park
Related Categories: Food & Drink
Tags: History, Estes Park

Rob and Julie Pieper, owners of the popular Estes Park restaurant, Poppy's Pizza & Grill have always known their restaurant stood on the original location of the old Brodie's Supermarket. The small-town grocery store which was known for their bakery and butcher shop, operated in the river side location from 1956 - 1987. The Piepers also knew that somewhere within the current restaurant stood authentic walls of the... more

Estes Back in Time

Posted on April 29, 2013 4:36 PM by Brooke Burnham
Related Categories: Family Fun
Tags: History, Stanley Hotel

Estes Park's rich heritage is captured in the area's many museums and key attractions, and guests are welcome to explore the deeply rooted history of the town and region in a variety of ways - from arts and culture to history to trekking trails that are hundreds of years old and were traveled by the regions first inhabitants. The destination contains the oldest guest ranch still operating in the entire Rocky Mountain region... more