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

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Stephanie Granada

Stephanie Granada (@sgranada) is a writer and editor from Florida, who now calls the Rocky Mountains home. Her work has appeared in Travel & LeisureSunsetNew York TimesNational Geographic TravelerSouthern Living and Woman's Day, among others. You can usually find her writing at a local coffee shop or hiking up Lily Mountain with her boyfriend and their pup, Ollie (a.k.a @mountainheeler).

New Girl in Estes - My First Snowshoe

One of the perks of living in Estes is that everyone wants to visit. Not long ago, my boyfriend and I hosted three couples—close friends of his, each coming from different states. They all possessed varying levels of athletic abilities, cold-weather tolerance and zest for adventure. Snowshoeing, we…

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5 Best Hikes for a Windy Day

Estes is known for many things: Rocky Mountain National Park, The Stanley Hotel, its small-town charm, and yes, the wind. Our location at 7,522 feet and tucked into one of the most majestic mountain ranges in the world, means we get 300 days of sunshine; unparalleled views; and, from time to time…

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New Girl in Estes - First Colorado Winter

We’re kicking off 2017 with a new blog series, which looks at Estes through the eyes of newcomer and journalist, Stephanie Granada. We will follow along as she embarks on snowy adventures for the first time and shares how this beach girl stands up to life in the mountains. Most beach natives don’t…

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