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Estes Park Fall Photography Guide

We are lucky in Colorado to get to experience such vivid changes of seasons, especially the one that happens when the trees start to paint the mountainside with bright reds, oranges and yellows. Photographers, whether that’s with their fancy lenses or their iPhones, flock to capture this beauty in…

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10 Reasons to Visit Estes Park this Fall

Autumn in Estes Park is when everything falls into place. Your rock shoes will stick a little better, the trails are in ideal condition for mountain biking & trail running, and the trout are biting. It's peak season for your favorite activities but not for the crowds if you can play hooky – you may…

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A Visitor's Guide to Downtown Estes Park

Estes Park, Colorado, is surrounded by a treasure of natural and scenic wonders. It’s the perfect basecamp for adventure, boasting more than 300 shops that showcase everything from handmade local goods to outdoor gear to good food and drink. It’s become a destination for art-lovers, foodies, and…

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The Best Half-Day Hikes Near Estes Park

Colorado’s Rocky Mountains are known for their high elevation and rugged terrain, and there’s plenty of both near Estes Park. But don’t be intimidated—despite being 7,500 feet above sea level, the Estes Park area is home to plenty of approachable hiking trails that don’t necessarily require a full…

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5 Fall Itineraries in Estes Park

5 ways to do fall in Estes. Leaf Peeper There are so many ways to see the leaves. Hiking and scenic drives are the most obvious – and for good reason! Check out our 10 favorite trails for leaf-peeping, because the only thing more magical than seeing the golden aspens from afar, is walking through…

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An Insider’s Guide to Wildlife Watching in Estes Park

There are countless draws to visit Estes Park, Colorado: Seeing the wildlife that inhabit the high-altitude Rocky Mountains is near the top of the list. The area is home to dozens of species of mammals, more than 250 types of birds, and even a handful of amphibian and reptile species. No matter…

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Pet Friendly Estes

Where to go and stay with your doggo in Estes Park. Hiking Dogs are not allowed to hike with you on trails in the National Park (they are allowed, leashed, on paved walkways). But Rocky isn’t the only place to hike around here. Dogs are allowed on trails in the National Forest and along the Estes…

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The History of Salt Water Taffy in Estes Park

Why this boardwalk delicacy is better in the mountains. Also, what’s up with fudge. A common question from folks walking Elkhorn Avenue (the main drag downtown) is “what’s up with all the taffy?” Well, first off, there are just two shops specializing in this chewy delight (though there are many…

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