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Josh Harms

Josh turned his childhood vacation spot into his adulthood home when he moved to Estes Park in 2016. An avid hiker, he's taken up learning rock climbing and hopes to bring mountain biking and backcountry skiing into the mix. His Instagram (@joshharms26) is the second best on the platform, only to @visitestespark of course.

7 Stunning Waterfall Hikes near Estes Park

Colorado’s snowpack is the lifeblood of the West. As it melts and makes its way down rivers and valleys, it makes some fine waterfalls, too. Late spring and early summer are the ideal times to make the most of the melt and see the falls gushing. Obviously, the falls are a grand sight to see, but…

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How to Be Bear Aware in Estes Park

How to Be Bear Aware in Estes Park Tips from the experts at Colorado Parks and Wildlife to keep yourself and Yogi safe Wildlife sightings can be a magical piece of the Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park experience. The chance to spot wildlife in the mountains is probably one of the top…

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My Avy Class Experience

I’ve been backcountry skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park for about a year now. My first foray was a wonderful birthday triathlon. I got my touring set-up and began last February, about a month before the park shut down with the onset of COVID. I stuck to Hidden Valley, as I had been told it was…

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4 Spring Itineraries in Estes Park

Spring is a special time in Estes Park. It’s somewhere between winter and summer (duh) and you can never be too sure what kind of adventure you’re going to have; it could be snow-filled, it could be soaking up sun. Either way, here are four different ways to do Estes in the spring, for every type of…

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What You Need to Know in the Winter Backcountry

In Estes, we love to get out and explore the mountains. That’s what makes our town great, the ease of access. However, that ease of access can get you in trouble if you’re not prepared. Outdoor agencies across Colorado have reported a drastic increase in visitation at our outdoor spaces and off-grid…

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No Timed Entry Permit? No Problem

Rocky Mountain National Park has enacted a timed-entry permit system in order to spread out incoming traffic. These reservations have been filling up a few days out recently, but don’t fret, there’s still plenty to do if you don’t get your hands on one. Take A Sunset Tour After 5pm, you don’t need…

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Guide to Being Kind on the Trails

Leave No Trace The most essential piece of trail etiquette is helping maintain it for the next person to experience it as well (or even better) than you did. Of course, Leave No Trace means the obvious – taking what you brought with you (pack it in, pack it out) and leaving what you find (as long as…

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The Plowing of Trail Ridge Road

Plowing isn't normally big news or cause for celebration--unless the plow is clearing Rocky Mountain National Park's Trail Ridge Road. Trail Ridge Road connects Estes Park to Grand Lake, and is the highest continuously paved road in North America. This scenic drive through Rocky Mountain National…

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Find Cozy in Estes Park this Winter

Estes is full of outdoor adventure year-round. Winter brings snowshoeing, backcountry skiing or splitboarding and ice climbing. It also brings a Hallmark town to life. All those outdoor activities are great, but so is cozying up in a real-life snow globe. Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word that…

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