Crews are working to improve access to and from Rocky Mountain National Park with the Downtown Estes Loop Project.

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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.

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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It’s Our Place Too - #EveryoneOutside

"Jess Sporte draws a lot of attention when she's climbing outdoors. She doesn't mind, but she also wishes it wasn't such a big deal. What's the fuss? Well, Jess is an amputee, living her life with one leg instead of two." A member of the US Paraclimbing Team, Jess and some friends made a trip to…

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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 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. And it's free if you have a 4th…

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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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Estes Park Parking and Shuttle Guide

Find up-to-date parking availability and pay for parking with the Estes Parking App. Park All Day and Ride the Shuttles The way we recommend doing it - park your car, and forget about it until you’re ready to head back to wherever you’re staying. Then either ride the shuttles or put your legs to…

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Old Fall River Road Has Opened for the Season

From Rocky Mountain National Park: Old Fall River Road will open to vehicles on Saturday, July 3. Old Fall River Road normally opens by fourth of July weekend. Old Fall River Road was built between 1913 and 1920. It is an unpaved road which travels from Endovalley Picnic Area to above treeline at…

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Best Beaches around Estes Park

Yes, we did say beaches. Not necessarily the kind where you'll be surfing waves, but instead taking in incredible mountain views, and potentially dipping in your toes, if you're brave. Lake Estes While the lake is the largest in the area, the beach-front isn’t gigantic. The largest sandy area is…

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Free Summer Activities in Estes Park

Estes Park is definitely a destination where you get a lot of bang for your buck. The views are free. Entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park is $25/car for a day pass or $35/car for a week (that's cheaper than taking the family out to the movies). Our hotels and restaurants and shops are pretty…

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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. This year (2022) Rocky Mountain National Park hopes to open Trail Ridge Road fully on Friday, May 28 - weather-permitting, of course. Trail Ridge Road connects…

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