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A lifetime resident (OK, with a few gaps) of Estes Park, Suzy brings years of insight and history to her writing. From Estes Park's scenic golf courses, to dining and exploring the national park, Suzy offers readers a wide variety of unique recommendations. 

This Summer, Beat the Heat in Estes Park

Posted on February 15, 2012 8:32 AM by Suzy
Related Categories: Family Fun
Tags: Fishing, Museums, Summer, Wildflowers

The premier entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is an ideal destination for travelers looking for a budget-friendly mountain getaway this spring and summer. With an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, wildlife viewing, one-of-a-kind shopping and a variety of accommodation options, the destination has something for everyone. Journey to the Top! A Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure. The Rocky Mountain Nature... more

Traditions of the Season

Posted on November 28, 2011 6:00 PM by Suzy
Related Categories: Events & Festivals
Tags: Holidays

There's something magical about the holiday season in Estes Park and it's been that way ever since I can remember. I recall being enthralled with Santa riding across the sky -- presumably toward my home more than 100 miles east of the village. I just knew that Rudolph was leading the way to our ranch when I dreamed of Christmas while waiting for my older siblings to return from school. It was later in my childhood when I... more

Estes Park is #14 on Top Destinations Trip Advisor List

Posted on May 16, 2011 5:26 AM by Suzy
Related Categories: Estes Park News
Tags: Estes Park

TripAdvisor users have named Estes Park one of the top 25 destinations in the United States. The area is #14 on the list that was released in early May.The Travelers’ Choice awards are based on millions of real and unbiased opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined based on a combination of travelers’ favorite places and overall destination popularity.The TripAdvisor description of the area says,... more

Experience Colorado History - First Hand Around Estes Park

Posted on March 15, 2011 1:00 PM by Suzy
Related Categories: Things To Do
Tags: Family, Museums, Things to Do

Estes Park breathes history. You sense it as you gaze upon the Stanley Hotel’s white magnificence or the Birch Ruins on the knoll. Learn about the Valley’s fascinating history through the eyes of Estes Park’s excellent museums. The Estes Park Museum         The Estes Park Museum is the town’s crown jewel, offering permanent exhibits of an old general store, a furnished historic cabin and... more

Birding in Estes Park is Fun for All Ages

Posted on March 10, 2011 4:14 AM by Suzy
Related Categories: Wildlife, Things To Do
Tags: Birding, Family

It is not uncommon to see a flock of people with binoculars staring at the sky along the trails in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Our pristine, high-elevation habitat is home to more than 280 bird species, everything from hummingbirds and red tailed hawks to flycatchers, vireos, swallows, wrens, thrushes and warblers. Peregrine falcons make the Lumpy Ridge their home, and climbing routes are closed each year to protect... more

Explore Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park

Posted on March 3, 2011 9:05 AM by Suzy
Related Categories: Estes Park News
Tags: Winter, Rocky Mountain National Park

For many visitors, winter is their favorite season to enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is less visited but still very much open and alive with activity.   Beautiful backcountry areas can be reached on snowshoes, skis, and at lower elevations - even with hiking boots! Elk, coyotes, deer, snowshoe hares, and other wildlife remain active through the winter. Their story is told by the tracks left in the snow. For those... more

Roberta Gambarini to Headline Annual Jazz Fest

Posted on February 22, 2011 4:37 AM by Suzy
Related Categories: Events & Festivals
Tags: Festivals, Music

Grammy-nominated jazz singer Roberta Gambarini will headline the Estes Park Jazz Fest scheduled for May 14 and 15. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and camp out for the afternoon at the open-air Performance Park Amphitheater for this free, two-day event that kicks off the Colorado jazz festival season. Music starts at 12 noon both days of the event.The lineup for Jazz Fest was announced by “Max the Sax” Wagner who directs the... more

Snowshoeing Rocky Mountain National Park is for Everyone!

Posted on February 16, 2011 11:47 PM by Suzy
Related Categories: Rocky Mountain National Park
Tags: Snowshoeing, Winter

Explore the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park on snowshoes and discover a hidden beauty you can’t see from a car. It’s easy to get started with snowshoeing and sports shops continually reassure first-timers: If you can walk, you can snowshoe. To find out how to get started, stop in at any number of shops in Estes Park and ask for advice. Participate in a guided tour or strike out on your own. You can rent a pair of... more

Renew Your Vows For Valentines Wows!

Posted on February 9, 2011 3:14 AM by Suzy
Related Categories: Events & Festivals
Tags: Holidays, Weddings

Don’t let this Valentine’s Day weekend slip by without renewing your vows with your loved one at the Stanley Hotel Saturday, February 12, 2011. At 2 p.m. the Rev. Earl Matson will conduct the vows for participating couples. The $20 per couple fee includes a vow renewal certificate, a champagne toast and wedding cake. Now that you’re in Estes Park, why not make a weekend of it? Several local businesses and... more