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Tyler Wilcox

Tyler Wilcox is a Longmont, CO-based writer and editor whose byline has appeared in such publications as The Onion AV Club, Pitchfork, 5280 and The Boulder Weekly, among many others. Tyler loves exploring all that the great state of Colorado has to offer, from hiking trails to hot springs to craft breweries.

Why Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park is Magical As Rocky Mountain National Park’s Management Specialist/Public Affairs Officer, Kyle Patterson is one of the lucky few. She gets to witness the diversity that each season brings to this magical natural landscape, from January to December every year. Winter, when a serene calm descends on the Park, is a particular favorite. The crowds thin out (especially on weekdays), and... more

There’s more to winter in the Rocky Mountains than skiing. Much more. Case in point – Estes Park offers a dazzling array of holiday and winter events and experiences all season long. It’s just a short and scenic drive up Highway 36. In honor of that drive, we’ve gathered together 36 can’t miss activities coming your way this winter in Estes Park.   Estes Park Holiday Events Estes Park Holiday Market... more

8 Fascinating Facts About Elk

Posted on September 4, 2017 4:00 PM by Tyler Wilcox

Elktober – Estes Park’s annual celebration of all things elk-related – is right around the corner. Centered on Elk Fest (Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017), visitors will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of elk mating season, along with bugling competitions, the area’s finest food trucks, live music and much more. But before you come up for Elktober, we have to ask: how much do you really know about these magnificent... more

When the sun goes down in Estes Park, the sky lights up. Up here, away from the light pollution of big cities, you can experience the incomparable beauty of the heavens in crystal clear fashion. Estes Park is one of the best places for stargazing in all of Colorado. Just look up. Estes Park Memorial Observatory 1500 Manford Ave. As you descend into the Estes Valley on Highway 36, you may notice a brilliant white dome looming across... more

Estes Park’s Tradition of Wellness

Posted on July 14, 2017 10:00 AM by Tyler Wilcox

In his 53 rd year, F.O. Stanley, co-creator of the Stanley Steamer, got some bad news. The worst news, really. Stanley learned that he had chronic tuberculosis and had just one year to live … if he was lucky. In a last ditch effort to beat this doomy diagnosis, the inventor headed west, in search of fresh mountain air in Estes Park, Colorado. The move paid off – F.O. Stanley lived to the ripe old age of 91. And he repaid... more

For a small mountain village, Estes Park’s craft beverage scene is enormous – and it seems to be growing with each passing year. Now is the right time to discover what’s brewing (and distilling, and fermenting) up here. SPIRITS Elkins Distilling Co. 1825 North Lake Ave., (419) 575-1704 The people behind Elkins Distilling Co. aren’t the first to make whiskey in Estes Park – we’re pretty sure a few... more

36 Winter Hours in Estes Park

Posted on March 17, 2017 10:00 AM by Tyler Wilcox
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Tags: Winter, Breweries, Downtown, Estes Park, Estes Park Lodging, Food & Drink

It just might be Colorado’s best-kept winter secret. While the rest of the state is battling traffic on I-70 in an attempt to be the first on the slopes, Estes Park – best known for its close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park – is free of crowds but full of fun. Think of it as your affordable mountain village escape, just a short, scenic drive from Denver and Boulder (and only 90 minutes from Denver... more