Estes Park Mask Mandate

Estes Park Mask Mandate

Face coverings are required in all public indoor spaces for all individuals ages 3 years and older regardless of vaccination status, per Larimer County Public Health Order.

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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.

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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A Different Side of Downtown Estes Park

If you've been to Estes you've likely explored East Elkhorn Ave (the main street in Estes Park's downtown), or at least driven past - but there's plenty more to see and do on West Elkhorn. More shopping, restaurants, bars, art, galleries and even an outdoor amphitheater that doubles as a rock…

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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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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 (2021) 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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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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