Timed Entry Permits & Rocky Mountain National Park

Timed Entry Permits & Rocky Mountain National Park

To enter Rocky Mountain National Park between May 28 and October 11 two things are required: a timed entry permit PLUS a park pass or entrance fee. Use these tips to plan your trip into Rocky Mountain National Park.

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A Different Way Up Old Fall River Road

Don’t drive Old Fall River Road. Old Fall River Road, Trail Ridge Road’s unpaved sister, is closed to vehicle traffic early October through late June. With no cars to limit your view or slow you down, the twists, turns and arguably, the views, are better from good ol’ OFRR. The road itself is dirt…

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What's New this Summer

Work these new attractions into your stay in Estes Park this summer. Mustang Mountain Coaster See Estes Park’s iconic views from a new perspective on our new alpine coaster. Riders get views of Longs Peak and the rest of the continental divide through its twists and turns—when you can tear your…

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How To: Summer School in Estes Park

Learning during the summer months doesn’t have to be avoided entirely. Use this checklist to guide your family through a fun, educational summertime visit to Estes Park. Download and print the checklist or save it to your phone—don't forget to have it handy to redeem your afternoon snack! Estes…

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Spring climbing in and around Estes Park

By our friends at the Estes Park Mountain Shop Where there’s a will, there’s a way – while you might not think it’s possible right now, join the local diehards and get your first ascents of the year this spring. As winter melts away, enjoy the change of season (before the summer crowds) by tying in…

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How to Spend Easter in Estes Park

Early April is an invigorating time in Estes Park—the cold is easing, new growth is right around the corner and the promise of spring is close at hand; it’s an environment that’s sure to augment this special day. Spend Easter weekend in Estes Park. Here’s how. Get Up and Out for Sunrise Sunrise…

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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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Best Hikes for Young Kids

Here are just a few family-friendly hikes in and around Estes Park. Copeland Falls Round trip mileage: 0.6 from the trailhead. Trailhead: Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park Description: Look for the Copeland Falls Trail on your left after about 0.2 miles. You will see two small waterfalls…

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How to Picnic in Estes Park

Pick up some food at a local restaurant and head out into the fresh air for a meal with a view. First: find what you’re hungry for Most Estes Park restaurants provide a takeout option with utensils, napkins and condiments included, so if staying within walking distance from the restaurant or…

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