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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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The Perfect Rocky Mountain Spring Break

Spring break is a classic time to make memories with family and friends. The majestic Rocky Mountains are the place to do just that. Settled at the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park offers authentic mountain experiences and is surrounded by the perfect terrain for your Spring Break…

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The history of Estes Park’s Elk

From the exhibits of the Estes Park Museum Find fascinating information about the elk species and their interaction with ancient and contemporary human populations in and around Estes Park below, and more at the Estes Park Museum. Species: C. Canadensis Eurasian ancestors of elk first appear in…

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What you need to know about elk

From our friends at Rocky Mountain National Park. Elk are a defining sight in Rocky Mountain National Park; one of the park’s major attractions. Learn more about these majestic creatures. North American Elk (cervus canadensis) are one of the largest members of the deer family. Large males, called…

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What's Up with the 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. It begins with a few growly bars, increases a few registers to a high pitch scream and then ends with a series of grunts. Sounding a little something like…

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Golf in Estes Park

Golf in Estes Park makes for a unique experience. Sure, you’ll get some extra distance on your driver, but there’s also breathtaking backdrops to admire your extra ball-flight. There are two courses in Estes Park, both open to the public and operated by the town of Estes Park. One a full 18 and…

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The Many Meanings Of “Park”

Estes Park is a town not a park—but it’s also a park. Let us explain. One of the most commonly asked questions at the Estes Park Visitor’s Center is: “How much does it cost to get into Estes Park?” And currently, "do I need a timed-entry permit to access Estes Park?" The easy, honest answer is:…

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7 Adventures in Estes Park

Follow along as Eric Hanson explores all the outdoor adventure Estes Park has to offer. From the obvious like climbing and trail running to the unexpected like cliff camping and the new (to Estes) Via Ferrata. Horseback Riding in Estes Park Estes Park Via Ferrata Colorado Cliff Camping Mountain…

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