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Rachel Ward Oppermann

Rachel is a lover of mountains, small mountain towns and all things people-powered especially if the thing takes place in the mountains, making Estes Park the perfect place to live, work and play. After a long day of fun, you can find Rachel enjoying coffee on the riverwalk or on a patio soaking up the Colorado sun with a beer in hand. IG: @mtnssunskyohmy

Estes Park Visitor Center FAQ's

Answers to all of your burning questions about Estes Park. No one in town fields more questions about Estes Park than the well-informed staff and volunteers at the Visitor Center at 500 Big Thompson Avenue. Want to know the best time to visit? Where to hike? When the deer turn into elk? (Spoiler…

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Rocky Mountain Outdoor Experiences 101

Build a vacation around learning how to adventure in the great outdoors around Estes Park. Here's how. Hiking Hiking may seem intimidating to those who haven’t hiked much, or at all, and frankly that’s not a bad thing. Hiking in the high country comes with inherent risks not typical for lower…

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Celebrate Earth Week in Estes Park

This Earth Day, celebrate your passion for the Earth in Estes Park with nature, film, dark skies and environmental awareness. From April 20-28, 2024, Estes Park will be buzzing with a series of events aimed at educating and inspiring visitors and the community on topics related to the environment…

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Estes Park’s Accessible Outdoors

Outdoor experiences are for everyone. Here are the local businesses that are ready to help you get outside in Estes Park and the accessible trails you won’t want to miss. Getting outside, in one way or another, is a key part of a trip to Estes Park for many. Simply being outside provides a sense of…

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Estes Park's Women of Impact

Estes Park is a community of strong, supportive, inspiring women. In honor of International Women’s Day, the Estes Chamber of Commerce asked the Estes Park community to nominate their peers, colleagues, friends and family to be recognized as a woman of impact in the community. The Chamber's goal is…

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A Different Way Up Old Fall River Road

Don’t drive Old Fall River Road. Old Fall River Road, Trail Ridge Road’s unpaved sister, is closed to vehicle traffic early October through late June. With no cars to limit your view or slow you down, the twists, turns and arguably, the views, are better from good ol’ OFRR. The road itself is dirt…

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