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Create your own art walk

Estes Park is brimming with art galleries – many filled with works from Colorado artists – for your shopping pleasure. Most are located along Elkhorn Avenue (Estes Park’s main street) where, conveniently, restaurants, coffee shops, and confectioneries are interspersed, making a personalized art walk…

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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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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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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. Both Fall River and the Big Thompson River flow along the backside of Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park’s main street, and…

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Experience Festive Fridays

Every week leading up to Christmas, celebrate the season with holiday shopping in Estes Park during Festive Fridays! Enjoy special offers, live music and treats when you shop participating businesses. Not only is this a great opportunity to pick up the perfect gifts for your loved ones, it's also a…

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Ten Holiday Gifts Found Only in Estes

From unique arts to sweet treats, from jaw-droppers to socking suffers, Estes Park has a wide variety of special gifts that are made right here in the Estes Valley! The festive lights are strung downtown, the shops have decorated their windows and the entire village is buzzing with holiday spirit…

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Get to Know the Artist: Michael Young

Michael Young has created murals around Estes Park, as well as acted in and written different plays! However, he may be most well known for his position as director of the Catch the Glow Parade. Michael has been involved in the parade, creating floats, for nearly a decade. The illuminated parade…

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