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5 Perfect Winter Weekend Itineraries in Estes Park

Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Estes Park, Colorado, is arguably at its most beautiful in the winter. Elk wander the golf courses blanketed in white. The picturesque, quaint downtown looks every bit like something you’d see inside of a snow globe. Lodging rates drop in…

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Does Estes Park Close in the Winter?

It’s an honest question we in Estes Park hear frequently. The short answer is no, Estes Park does not close in the winter. Read on to get some clarification – and to find out why you should visit the town of Estes Park this winter. Reason number one why Estes Park does not close in the winter: Estes…

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Christmas 2019 in Estes Park

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With the elk jingle belling… or maybe just hanging out around town, strolling the golf course. But just because the elk aren’t jingle-belling, and don’t have red, light-up noses, doesn’t mean Estes isn’t the perfect Christmas destination and a great way to…

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Thanksgiving 2019 in Estes Park

It’s the holiday season… and Estes is buzzing with ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is about coming together and giving thanks for the beautiful things in your life. What better place to do that than in Estes Park? Leave the stress of cooking to these places so you have more time to…

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Halloween 2019 in Estes Park

Estes has no shortage of spooky stories. But Halloween doesn’t just have to be spooky – there’s plenty going on, no matter what sort of event you’re looking for! American Legion Haunted House Friday’s & Saturday’s in October, American Legion Post 119 More Info Rock Cut Pumpkin Carving…

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Pick your perfect coffee shop

There are ten coffee shops in our little mountain town. What sets each apart is not the selection of specialty lattes or the type of roast used – each and every cup is delicious (and yes, we are biased but hey, it’s true!) – but the shop itself. These shops are more than just coffee. Read on to find…

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A Visitor's Guide to Downtown Estes Park

Estes Park, Colorado, is surrounded by a treasure of natural and scenic wonders. It’s the perfect basecamp for adventure, boasting more than 300 shops that showcase everything from handmade local goods to outdoor gear to good food and drink. It’s become a destination for art-lovers, foodies, and…

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Best Places to Stop and Selfie in Estes Park

If you’re doing anything, and not posting it on Instagram, what’s the point of doing it? Kidding--we love good, authentic outdoor experiences and digital detox--but in the "pics or it didn't happen" ethos, we wanted to share some of our favorite places around Estes to induce severe FOMO in your…

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How to Do the Estes Park Riverwalk

Wandering in and out of shops with a treat in hand is a quintessential mountain town experience. And when there is a river involved? Even better. Estes Park’s Riverwalk is not-to-miss. Fall River flows along the backside of Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park’s main street, and is lined with trees, an…

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