Crews are working to improve access to and from Rocky Mountain National Park with the Downtown Estes Loop Project.

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History of Bear Lake

With summer approaching, many visitors will make the trek up to one of Rocky Mountain National Park's most iconic vistas; Bear Lake. The Rocky Mountain Conservancy writes about the geology, biology and history that make Bear Lake a destination worth visiting again and again: Seventy-two peaks over…

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How to Spring Break in Estes Park

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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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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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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A Different Side of Downtown Estes Park

If you've been to Estes you've likely explored East Elkhorn Ave (the main street in Estes Park's downtown), or at least driven past - but there's plenty more to see and do on West Elkhorn. More shopping, restaurants, bars, art, galleries and even an outdoor amphitheater that doubles as a rock…

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