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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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Elkins Campfire Cocktail

As camping season returns, naturally so do the campfire cocktails. Pick up some Elkins whiskey on your way into town and follow along to craft your perfect Old Fashioned. View this post on Instagram We’re getting our cocktails campfire ready for the Estes…

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The Legend of the Blue Mist

This is the story of Miner Bill, born William Clyde Currence, who ventured to Estes Park from Nebraska in 1883 in search of his fortune. According to town locals, Miner Bill was crazy, and not long after his arrival, he was committed to the Colorado State Insane Asylum. After a year in detention, he…

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The Haunting at the Baldpate Inn

It was over one hundred years ago that Gordon and Ethel Mace first came to Estes Park for their honeymoon. Upon their arrival, the splendor of the landscapes and towering Rocky Mountain peaks so far exceeded their expectations, they decided to stay and make Estes Park their forever home. They…

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