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

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Kendall Akin

Kendall grew up in Austin and like a lot of Texans do, fell in love with Colorado for its crisp mountain air and couldn't wait to make the move. Kendall stays curious about the world through her love of traveling, conversations with kind strangers & listening to every Avett Brothers song on repeat to find new meanings. Her "Estes Favorite" is walking up and down the river walk with a hot cup of coffee.

Find Romance in Estes Park

Estes Park sets a grand stage for romance. With it being only 90 minutes from Denver, it makes for the perfect escape to reconnect with your partner. Here's what we'd put on our itineraries each season if we were you: Winter What’s more romantic than strolling among twinkling lights bundled up…

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Environmental Education Opportunities in Estes Park

From immersive experiences in wildlife conservation to hands-on workshops in sustainable practices, Estes Park has a variety of ways in which we invite visitors and locals alike to connect with nature and become stewards of the land. YMCA’s Youth Outdoor Education Program The YMCA of the Rockies…

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6 One-of-a-Kind Experiences in Estes Park

From riding a snowcat and hiking with llamas to indoor camping adventures and ‘swim-in’ movies, Estes Park offers something new all year-round. Here are 6 experiences you may not think of but should be at the top of your list when planning a trip to Estes Park. 1. Ride a Snowcat to a Luxury Lodge…

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Ease Into Winter Hiking With These Tips

Winter hiking: when and where to strap on snowshoes, microspikes or your trusty hiking boots. Winter adventure can be intimidating for the devoted summer chasers, but if you can walk, you can snowshoe or strap some microspikes on. It’s the right level of stepping out of your comfort zone and easing…

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Estes Park's Craft Beer Week

Hey beer lovers, get ready to dive into the ultimate craft beer festivities! Estes Park Craft Beer Week is a weeklong party celebrating everything awesome about our local watering holes, Lumpy Ridge Brewery, Avant Garde Aleworks, Rockcut Brewing, the Barrel and Estes Park Brewery. Think special beer…

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How to Catch the Glow this Holiday Season

As the days grow shorter and a crisp chill fills the Rocky Mountain air, a sense of giddiness descends upon Estes Park, Colorado. The "Catch the Glow" holiday season here is nothing short of magical and is filled with 7 whole weeks of constant festivities. It's a time when the community and visitors…

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Distancing from Wildlife

In these days of physical distancing, our new normal is to stay home, and when leaving for essentials, we should be at least 6 feet away from other humans. So it feels natural to remind ourselves that the distance between us and wildlife is much farther (at least 75 feet) and is a rule that should…

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