Timed Entry Permits & Rocky Mountain National Park

Timed Entry Permits & Rocky Mountain National Park

To enter Rocky Mountain National Park between May 28 and October 11 two things are required: a timed entry permit PLUS a park pass or entrance fee. Use these tips to plan your trip into Rocky Mountain National Park.

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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. She is a National Park lover and is determined to visit all 58 National Parks before she's 58. Her "Estes Favorite" is walking up and down the river walk with a hot cup of coffee.

Get Started Winter Hiking

Winter hiking: when 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 into the…

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Bring Estes Home with these Recipes

There’s this push and pull when we go on vacation between a love of eating out and the longing for a home cooked meal. Experiencing the foodie scene of a new place is part of the “vacation package” but I know that when I return home, one of my bigger exhales is eating a home cooked meal. We want to…

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How to Stay Warm in Estes this Winter

Winter adventure can be intimidating because well, it’s cold. We’ve gathered some ways for you to keep warm this winter in Estes (hint: it’s easier than you think). At your home away from home The speediest way to achieve ultimate coziness is in your lodging. Choose a cabin with a hot tub that…

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Estes Shopping Tips

Here in Estes, store owners are taking extra precautions to ensure your safety while shopping. We don’t want you to miss out on the idyllic experience that is strolling up and down Elkhorn Avenue, and Estes Park is a pretty great place to find the perfect Christmas gift. So consider these to be our…

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Giving Thanks to Estes

With Thanksgiving here already we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to gush about why we’re oh so thankful for Estes and the strength of this community. Where do we begin?! We are thankful for our guests who put in the effort to leave no trace and for the ones that keep coming back. We are…

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3 Way to Explore Colorado's Original Playground

In Estes there’s an adventure for everyone, especially in the winter! Go on a solo snowshoe, earn your turns with friends or sled with the entire family. These are just 3 ways to explore the best of winter. Need more convincing? Here are 9 reasons to visit this winter. Now that you’ve been…

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Mysteries of Estes Park

Read on for some Estes spookiness… if you dare. The Haunting at the Baldpate Inn In 1911, Gordon and Ethel Mace built a classic log cabin for themselves and several smaller tourist cabins to accompany it. In 1917 they built a larger lodging facility which became the Baldpate Inn, named from a…

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