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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, or hiking, and the trout are biting. It's peak season for your favorite activities but not for the crowds if you can play hooky…

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How to Elk Fest in Estes Park

Outlined in yellow and orange leaves that warm the crisp mountain air, towering rockies glow in autumn light. It’s October in Estes Park, one of the few places where your family dinner is accompanied by background sounds of bugling elk, and that’s exactly why we kick off the month with our beloved…

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What's Up with the Elk Rut?

The sound of a bull elk bugling during mating season is one of the most plaintive and captivating things that you can hear in the mountains, and it happens every fall in Estes Park. It begins with a few growly bars, increases a few registers to a high pitch scream and then ends with a series of…

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Your Guide to Coffee in Estes Park

These shops are more than just coffee. There are 9 coffee shops in our little mountain town. What sets each apart is not the selection of specialty lattes or the type of roast used (each and every cup is delicious) but the shop itself. Read on to find out how, and to decide which one you’ll visit…

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How to Capture Fall in Estes Park

Fall in Estes Park is extraordinary. As the aspen leaves turn yellow, it's hard not to capture the beauty on your digital device of choice. Photographers, whether that’s with their fancy lenses or their iPhones, flock to capture this beauty in frames. Here are some tips to give this colorful season…

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Cliff Camping with Kent Mountain Adventure Center

Would you willingly sleep on the side of a mountain? Even if you answered "No" to that question, chances are, you have questions. We recently spoke with Dominic Rickicki, a climbing guide with Estes Park's Kent Mountain Adventure Center. Describe the experience of cliff camping. (How long are…

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How to Picnic in Estes Park

Pick up some food at a local restaurant and head out into the fresh air for a meal with a view. First: find what you’re hungry for Most Estes Park restaurants provide a takeout option with utensils, napkins and condiments included, so if staying within walking distance from the restaurant or…

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