Estes Park Blog


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.

  • Free Summer Activities in Estes Park

    Posted on June 12, 2019 8:00 AM by Josh Harms

    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... more

  • How to Be Bear Aware in Estes Park

    Posted on May 22, 2019 1:00 PM by Josh Harms

    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... more

  • Estes Park Parking and Shuttle Guide

    Posted on May 22, 2019 10:00 AM by Josh Harms

    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... more

  • The Plowing of Trail Ridge Road

    Posted on May 22, 2019 10:00 AM by Josh Harms

    Trail Ridge Road is open for the season! Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is open for the season.  Due to melting snow on the road and the potential for freezing temperatures visitors should be prepared for icy conditions. ... more

  • Memorial Day 2019 in Estes Park

    Posted on May 9, 2019 9:00 AM by Josh Harms

    The unofficial summer kick-off party in Estes Park . Note : Trail Ridge Road will not open before Memorial Day this year. From RMNP: "Park snowplow operators will continue to plow the road; the road will open as soon as it is safe to do... more

  • 7 Stunning Waterfall Hikes near Estes...

    Posted on May 8, 2019 8:00 AM by Josh Harms

    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... more

  • National Park Week – Celebrating...

    Posted on April 25, 2019 10:00 AM by Josh Harms

    “There is nothing so American as our national parks,” said President Franklin D Roosevelt. And this week we celebrate these American treasures. According to the National Park Service “National Park Week is a time to explore amazing... more

  • Estes Park's Best Spring Hikes

    Posted on April 24, 2019 3:00 PM by Josh Harms

    Spring is the season that has you ready to break that cabin fever . What better way to do that than with a spring hike? The conditions during spring can vary greatly. Be sure to check out our Spring Hiking Guide and How to Pack for a Spring Adventure... more

  • Estes Park Spring Hiking Guide

    Posted on April 10, 2019 4:00 PM by Josh Harms

    Spring is a unique season that comes with its own trail conditions and phenomena. Any day could feel awfully summery, or conversely, a lot like winter. Read on to be prepared for these conditions, and read this for more spring packing tips .... more