For generations, Rocky Mountain National Park has inspired, delighted and amazed the guests who have entered into the park boundaries. From September 3, 2014 through September 4, 2015, Estes Park will be joining Rocky Mountain National Park in celebrating their 100th anniversary with special events, educational series, live music and more. There is a lot to see and do this year, so we have compiled the top five ways to celebrate, along with centennial packages and special offers to make your planning easy.
TOP 5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK'S CENTENNIAL IN ESTES PARK
1. Enjoy Winter Adventure in the Rocky Mountains
As some native animals retreat to their dens, another world wakes up in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. It's considered a favorite season by many visitors, because as soft snow blankets the valley, the views become even more dramatic and the backcountry even more delightful! There is plenty of outdoor fun to explore by snowshoe or backcountry ski on the snowy trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. Attend a Centennial Saturday Evening Seminar at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center throughout the winter. Plan a getaway during a winter event in Estes Park, a perfect complement to a weekend of play in Rocky Mountain National Park. Warm up in the village by dining fireside or shopping in the downtown stores and boutiques where you can pick up a variety of Rocky Mountain National Park centennial gifts for loved ones.
2. Attend a Celebration Event
The village of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are celebrating all year long with special events including commemorative ceremonies, wildlife celebrations, beer & wine festivals, holiday events, cultural festivals, and many more!
3. Learn Something New
Attend a Rocky Mountain National Park ranger-led program where you walk side by side with a park ranger while learning all about the environment around you. Take an educational class with the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, take an avalanche course to prepare for pristine backcountry skiing or try a rock climbing lesson on some of Estes Park's world class granite walls and boulders.
4. Bring the Family
Everyone in the family can celebrate Rocky Mountain National Park's centennial, kiddos can become a Jr. Ranger, take fun educational classes and explore the kids and family activities in the village, ranging from mild to wild!
5. Hit the Trail
Whether it is on foot, horseback or x-country skis, there are over 300 miles of trails to explore in Rocky Mountain National Park alone! Find more and trek with your pooch or explore on mountain bike in the national forest.
For more ideas and information, read the full story on the 5 Best Ways to Celebrate the Centennial.
Visit the official Rocky Mountain National Park 100th Anniversary Celebration website for more information, events and activities: Wilderness, Wildlife, Wonder: Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Inspire the Future.
Make you lodging reservations today to be a part of the Centennial celebration this year, browse the lodging options in Estes Park and the lodging packages below to find your perfect place to rest up for the next day's adventure! Be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event, book your Centennial getaway today!
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