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There’s more to winter in the Rocky Mountains than skiing. Much more. Case in point – Estes Park offers a dazzling array of holiday and winter events and experiences all season long. It’s just a short and scenic drive up Highway 36. In honor of that drive, we’ve gathered together 36 can’t miss activities coming your way this winter in Estes Park.   Estes Park Holiday Events Estes Park Holiday Market... more

Thanksgiving 2017 in Estes Park

Posted on November 3, 2017 9:00 AM

US Highway 34 will open to all motorists Wednesday, November 22 at 4pm and will remain open until 8pm Sunday, November 26. The section of US 34 between mile points 72-74, west of Drake, will remain closed where crews are repairing the highway near the landslide. All through-traffic from Loveland to Estes Park will need to use Larimer County Road 43. Delays may exist on Highway 34 with one-lane traffic, Highway 36 and Highway 7... 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 traffic is lighter and lodging can be found for a bargain, 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 breathtakingly scenic canyon, or take the... more

10 Unique Places to Stay in Estes Park

Posted on October 30, 2017 9:00 AM

10 Unique Places to Stay in Estes Park By David Obuchowski This is an article about Estes Park, Colorado. But for me, it really begins in New York City in the year 2004. That was the year I went on my first tour with my band. By early 2007, we were doing cross-country tours over a month long, and going out on the road three or four times a year. My touring life has only just recently settled down, but it’s not the stuff you... more

Halloween 2017 in Estes Park

Posted on October 9, 2017 2:00 PM

Celebrate your favorite spooky holiday in Estes Park! Whether you're in it for the costume, the candy or the party you can make the most of your Halloween in Estes Park. Halloween Events 2017   Fridays & Saturdays October 6 to 28 - Halloween Haunted House – American Legion Post 119 With the month of October our minds turn to ghouls and goblins and spirits of all kinds, and the basement of Estes Park’s American... more

8 Fascinating Facts About Elk

Posted on September 4, 2017 4:00 PM by Tyler Wilcox

Elktober – Estes Park’s annual celebration of all things elk-related – is right around the corner. Centered on Elk Fest (Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017), visitors will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of elk mating season, along with bugling competitions, the area’s finest food trucks, live music and much more. But before you come up for Elktober, we have to ask: how much do you really know about these magnificent... more

2017 Estes Aspen Watch

Posted on August 22, 2017 10:00 AM

We're on high alert for golden Aspens! We've heard reports that a few Aspens have begun to be spotted with golden leaves! As the elk shed the velvet from their antlers, their bugles will begin to echo throughout the Estes Valley, and Mother Nature will paint the mountainsides with beautiful colors. Use #EstesAspenWatch to share your photos of newly-turned leaves, or your favorite autumn photos from prior years!... more

When the sun goes down in Estes Park, the sky lights up. Up here, away from the light pollution of big cities, you can experience the incomparable beauty of the heavens in crystal clear fashion. Estes Park is one of the best places for stargazing in all of Colorado. Just look up. Estes Park Memorial Observatory 1500 Manford Ave. As you descend into the Estes Valley on Highway 36, you may notice a brilliant white dome looming across... more

Ride of the Week

Posted on July 20, 2017 10:00 AM by Kevin Benes

Whether you are a road, mountain or gravel grinder Estes Park has countless rides to enjoy the beauty in ways that no other form of transportation offers. Cycling offers a great opportunity to check out some of the awesome routes that Estes Park has to offer! Kevin Benes, local rider, will be providing us with a ride of the week, every week, so start pedaling! August 31st, 2017 - Homer Rouse - MTB, Cross Bike This short trail is a... more

Estes Park’s Tradition of Wellness

Posted on July 14, 2017 10:00 AM by Tyler Wilcox

In his 53 rd year, F.O. Stanley, co-creator of the Stanley Steamer, got some bad news. The worst news, really. Stanley learned that he had chronic tuberculosis and had just one year to live … if he was lucky. In a last ditch effort to beat this doomy diagnosis, the inventor headed west, in search of fresh mountain air in Estes Park, Colorado. The move paid off – F.O. Stanley lived to the ripe old age of 91. And he repaid... more