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Memorial Day Weekend in Estes Park

Memorial Day is a holiday to honor and commemorate the women and men who died while serving in the United States armed forces. It is also considered the unofficial beginning of summer all over the country. Estes Park is no exception, the whole town gets ready for the beginning of their busiest…

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Free things to do in Estes Park

Looking for things to do in Estes Park that won’t break the bank? Look no further. NO-COST NATURE While the entrance fee to Rocky Mountain National Park is truly a bargain relative to other entertainment - $30 per car for a whole week vs. $40+ for a family to see a movie - it isn't free. (Unless you…

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Cinco de Mayo in Estes Park

Cinco de Mayo represents the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In Mexico this date is observed primarily in the state of Puebla, where the commemoration of the battle is mostly ceremonial with military parades and battle reenactments. Other…

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Mother's Day in Estes Park

If you are looking for an unforgettable place to celebrate Mother’s Day with your special lady, Estes Park is the place to be! Besides visiting beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park and admiring the views, you will find a lot of unique gifts and fun things to do during your stay in Estes Park…

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Celebrate Earth Day in Estes Park

Earth Day reminds us to take a moment to reflect on the threats our planet faces as well as actions we can take in our daily lives to mitigate them. Surrounded by forests and wildlife, the need to respect and commit to conserving nature is evident in Estes Park. And it’s inspiring. Spend Earth Day…

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5 Ways to Beat Cabin Fever in Estes Park

Get outside and brush off winter’s cobwebs with one (or all!) of the following ways to beat back cabin fever as spring draws nearer and the urge to play outside in the fresh air becomes harder to resist. 1. Rock Down to Elkhorn Avenue Walking down to Elkhorn Avenue might be more inconspicuous, but…

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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…

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Best Places to Brunch in Estes Park

When you have an itinerary packed with adventure, breakfast really does become the most important meal of the day whether it’s before or after the adventure. Plus, it’s a great chance to debrief the jaw-dropping sunrise you just witnessed on your hike. Estes Park has it all when it comes to…

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Spring climbing in and around Estes Park

By our friends at the Estes Park Mountain Shop Where there’s a will, there’s a way – while you might not think it’s possible right now, join the local diehards and get your first ascents of the year this spring. As winter melts away, enjoy the change of season (before the summer crowds) by tying in…

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10 Reasons to Visit Estes Park This Spring

…As if you need that many. Just get up here already! You Can Beat the Crowds The summer season is the big show around Estes Park. That’s when vacancies are slim and national park entrances peak—for the season. We track visitation pretty closely (it’s our job), and we can tell you pretty definitively…

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