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10 Reasons to Visit Estes Park this Fall

Autumn in Estes Park is when everything falls into place. Your rock shoes will stick a little better, the trails are in ideal condition for mountain biking, trail running, or hiking, and the trout are biting. It's peak season for your favorite activities but not for the crowds if you can play hooky…

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Wait, Weight! Day Pack Considerations

Reprinted from the August 2021, edition of HIKE ROCKY online magazine: Story and photos by Murray Selleck, HIKE ROCKY’s equipment specialist Day hiking is one of the great pleasures available for those of us living in the mountains and even for those just visiting. Equipment requirements are…

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What's Up with the Elk Rut?

The sound of a bull elk bugling during mating season is one of the most plaintive and captivating things that you can hear in the mountains, and it happens every fall in Estes Park. It begins with a few growly bars, increases a few registers to a high pitch scream and then ends with a series of…

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5 Epic High Altitude Adventures in Estes Park

At 7,522 feet above sea level, Estes Park is the perfect launch pad for an adventure at altitude. From conquering your fear of heights on a portaledge to overlooking downtown from behind a margarita glass, Estes Park has a high altitude adventure for every comfort level. Go Camping—On A Cliff…

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How To: Summer School in Estes Park

Learning during the summer months doesn’t have to be avoided entirely. Use this checklist to guide your family through a fun, educational summertime visit to Estes Park. Download and print the checklist or save it to your phone—don't forget to have it handy to redeem your afternoon snack! Estes…

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Best places to hike around Estes Park, if:

Bookmark this hiking blog compilation to find the perfect hike depending on the season, who you’re with, what you like to see, and more. If you like water 7 Stunning Waterfall Hikes Near Estes Park 10 Best Lake Hikes Around Estes Park If it is windy 5 Best Hikes for a Windy Day If…

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