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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.

Best Estes Park Elk Photos from the 2019 Rut

The elk rut is a magical time of year when you'll hear bugles echoing around the valley and find bulls sparring and rounding up their harems. It's the pinnacle of wildlife watching, requiring a telephoto lens, binoculars, and safety (for yourself and the animals) at the forefront. It's important to…

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5 Fall Itineraries in Estes Park

5 ways to do fall in Estes. Leaf Peeper There are so many ways to see the leaves. Hiking and scenic drives are the most obvious – and for good reason! Check out our 10 favorite trails for leaf-peeping, because the only thing more magical than seeing the golden aspens from afar, is walking through…

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Best Places to Stop and Selfie in Estes Park

If you’re doing anything, and not posting it on Instagram, what’s the point of doing it? Kidding--we love good, authentic outdoor experiences and digital detox--but in the "pics or it didn't happen" ethos, we wanted to share some of our favorite places around Estes to induce severe FOMO in your…

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Best Beaches around Estes Park

Yes, we did say beaches. No, we don't mean the kind with tides where you can surf and breathe the salty air or pretend you're on Baywatch. But if you want to get some sand between your toes after a little hike, we've got some high mountain Estes-Beach ideas for you. Lake Estes While the lake is the…

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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). There's a free shuttle to get around easily. Our…

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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 are some of the best parts 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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Estes Park Parking and Shuttle Guide

Find up-to-date parking availability here. 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 work and walk around enjoying the crisp Rocky…

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