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.

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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Plan Your Dream Mountain Wedding in Estes Park

Imagine walking down the aisle surrounded by towering pines, with the Rocky Mountains as your witness. Whether you’re looking for an intimate occasion or a grand affair, Estes Park wedding venues come with breathtaking settings all year round. Here are some of the best wedding venues to jumpstart…

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No Timed Entry Permit? No Problem

Rocky Mountain National Park has enacted a timed-entry permit system in order to spread out incoming traffic. Now, we know these reservations can be hard to come by, but don't worry, we've got your back. There are still plenty of fun things to do around Estes Park and ways to get into the National…

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Old Fall River: RMNP’s Other Scenic Drive

Trail Ridge Road’s older sibling, the un-paved Old Fall River Road offers a more rugged course to the alpine tundra in Rocky Mountain National Park. And it will open to vehicles on Saturday, July 1, 2023! We can't wait! Early History The first route for automobiles in Rocky Mountain National Park…

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Family Fun in Estes Park

With its undeniable family-friendly charm, Estes Park is a destination that draws families back year after year, creating timeless memories and cherished experiences. It's a place where grandparents joyfully pass down the magic of their own childhood to their grandchildren. Beyond the natural…

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A Runner's Guide to Estes Park

Whether it’s on the trail or on the road, running is a great way to experience the most of Estes Park. Our soft trails take you through varied terrain to keep you focused and in flow and they all have breathtaking views. The town of Estes Park sits at 7,500 feet in elevation. And a lot of trails in…

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How to Spend A Day on Lake Estes

Nothing says summer more than a day spent on and around the lake. You’ve probably seen Lake Estes as you are driving into town, you may have even driven over it. Well, it’s the perfect time to get on it. We decided to help you plan your day on the lake. Here’s how it goes: Start off your day with…

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Spend a Weekend with Your Dad in Estes Park

Dad's day is coming up (June 18), and this year it falls on a three day weekend due to Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. We’ve rounded up some of our top “dadtivities” to do with whoever you choose to celebrate. If you’re a dad reading this – go ahead and forward to your…

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