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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

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

I have lived in Estes Park for two years, but have been a summer visitor since childhood. Certainly other seasons have their perks, but warm weather is what I am waiting for, and what I dream of when I think of living in the mountains. There is so much to anticipate: wildflowers, ocean blue skies, hot sun blazing at mid-day on my fair skin, and then afternoon showers that cool everything off creating pine perfume. And of course, long... 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

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 off the road this autumn to take in the brilliant colors of the fall leaves in Estes Park. From epic endeavors to leisurely explorations, there are so many different ways to take your leaf-peeping beyond the scenic drives. Read on for our local recommendations on the 8 best ways to get off the road and find hidden stashes of fall foliage in Estes Park, Colorado! 1. Biking the Trails Start pedaling! Mountain biking , whether... more

September 30th is the start of Vintage Market Days a biannual, three day, bohemian chic event in Estes Park, and who needs a better excuse to gather up your besties and head for the hills? Not me. While I have the privilege of living in Estes Park, I'm always looking for reasons to entice my friends and family to visit. This event is just what we've been waiting for and it the perfect way to get a jump on my... more

What The Perseid Meteor shower is an annual astronomical affair. It occurs when the Earth's orbit passes through the trail left by the Comet Swift-Tuttle. The debris left in this comet's trail is burned up as it enters Earth's atmosphere, causing the brilliant display. Earth passes through the debris trail from July 17th to August 24th, with the peak of the shower being on August 12th. This year is an outburst year... more