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How to Prepare for an Adventure at Altitude

A lot of fun and adventure happens at higher altitudes: Take Estes Park, Colorado, which sits at an elevation of 7,522 feet. It’s located just outside Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the highest national parks in the U.S., where you’ll find Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road…

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Estes Park’s Tradition of Wellness

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…

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9 Steps to Family Adventure in Estes Park

When I’m ready to take the family and get out of Denver, Estes Park is the first destination on my mind. Why? I live in the foothills just off Highway 93, so it’s a quick 90-minute drive – away from that I-70 traffic jam yet still with those Rocky Mountain majestic views my family loves. In fact…

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