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The snowy season in Estes Park offers a winter wonderland just waiting to be explored! Not only does the scenery take on a whole new look, but traffic is lighter and lodging can be found for a bargain, allowing you to tack on another night to your stay! Trail Ridge Road may be closed at high elevations, but Estes is still easily accessible via two well-maintained highways. Highway 36 is a breathtakingly scenic canyon, or take the... more

Every year my parents host (along with two other couples) their grandkids for something they call 'Gramp'. They plan activities, outings and games for the kids over a long weekend. Sounds amazing, and it is, but not everyone can possibly contrive such an involved event. For those who want to have that incredible bonding experience, but without the stress of hosting, a grandparent vacation may be just the trick.  Traveling... more

Let's face it, we all have a "budget" for vacation. If you're anything like me, it's a challenge to stick to those pre-set spending limits. There's always something more the kids are asking for, or a little self-indulgence - I mean we definitely deserve it, right?! So, finding some free activities can be critical to not having post-vacay spending regrets while still keeping the family busy. And lucky for you,... more

It isn’t uncommon to see a plump, plush toy bear plopped outside of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. This toy bear welcomes people as they follow their noses to the sweet treats that await inside. In 2012 a furry Estes Park local, bearing a striking resemblance to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s mascot, thought he would swing by to satisfy his sweet tooth. Fondly know now as B. Thomas the bear, this curious guy... more

Tiny Tykes: Activities for Ages 0 to 4 School-Age: Activities for Ages 5-10 Tweens & Teens: Activities for Ages 11-18 Bonus Tips: Rainy Day Fun Let’s face it – taking the kiddos on a summer vacation isn’t always as easy as it should be. Yet, we can’t help but strive for perfection – to create the lasting and glowing memories that your kids will carry with them for a lifetime. Finding the right mix of... more

New Suds & Spirits Estes Park’s craft beverage scene continues to grow and make a name for itself! With the addition of two great new craft breweries and a new distillery, you’ll develop a real taste for this town. Rock Cut Brewing and Lumpy Ridge Brewing have already made names for themselves. According to the Denver Post, they are “ …two breweries worth hopping into.” Fancy yourself a whiskey... more

Treat your family to an authentic mountain experience this spring break. Explore the Outdoors Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, Estes Park is the perfect place to introduce your family to outdoor adventure. Explore Rocky Mountain National Park with winter Ranger-led programs , running until the end of March. Want an authentic Wild West experience? Take the family horseback riding to scenic overlooks above the Estes Park village. Go... more

Becca and Tommy Caldwell are a regular, every-day Colorado family. That is, other than the fact that Tommy (with climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson) made headlines last year by accomplishing the first-ever free ascent of a 3,000-foot cliff in Yosemite known as the Dawn Wall. Being athletes and adventurers, this couple is anything but sedentary and didn't slow down when they started a family. They simply adapted their... more

This year's Rooftop Rodeo is set to break records. Monday, Parade Marshall Tommy Caldwell and the countless horseback riders, draft hitches, floats and Rodeo Royalty ushered in, what will undoubtedly be, the best Rooftop Rodeo to date! With almost 200 more entries than last year the competition will be fierce. 125 of the 662 contestants are National Finals Rodeo Qualifiers, 19 of which are World Champions. This year the rodeo will... more

Rainy Day Family Fun

Posted on July 7, 2015 3:16 PM by Visit Estes Park
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As summer in Estes Park continues, so do the thunderstorms and rain showers. While good for keeping the forests stay hydrated and healthy, these wet days can leave guests wondering what to do indoors until the sun comes back out. Estes Park is known for its outdoor adventures, but there are plenty of family friendly activities when it's sprinkling outside. We have compiled a few recommendations to make the rainy days as fun filled... more