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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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Rocky Mountain Outdoor Experiences 101

Build a vacation around learning how to adventure in the great outdoors around Estes Park. Here's how. Hiking Hiking may seem intimidating to those who haven’t hiked much, or at all, and frankly that’s not a bad thing. Hiking in the high country comes with inherent risks not typical for lower…

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It’s Our Place Too - #EveryoneOutside

"Jess Sporte draws a lot of attention when she's climbing outdoors. She doesn't mind, but she also wishes it wasn't such a big deal. What's the fuss? Well, Jess is an amputee, living her life with one leg instead of two." A member of the US Paraclimbing Team, Jess and some friends made a trip to…

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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 Spring Break in Estes Park

Spring break is a classic time to make memories with family and friends. The majestic Rocky Mountains are the place to do just that. Settled at the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park offers authentic mountain experiences and is surrounded by the perfect terrain for your Spring Break…

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Ice Climbing: The Estes Park Area is a Great Place to Learn

Colorado Mountain School Estes Park, Colorado, is the perfect basecamp for outdoor adventures, and the fun doesn’t stop when the mercury drops. Thanks to its high elevation, prolonged cold spells, and proximity to the high-quality ice in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Estes Park area is perfect…

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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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5 Epic High Altitude Adventures in Estes Park

At 7,522 feet above sea level, Estes Park is the perfect launch pad for an adventure at altitude. From conquering your fear of heights on a portaledge to overlooking downtown from behind a margarita glass, Estes Park has a high altitude adventure for every comfort level. Go Camping—On A Cliff…

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