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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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Estes Park’s Accessible Outdoors

Outdoor experiences are for everyone. Here are the local businesses that are ready to help you get outside in Estes Park and the accessible trails you won’t want to miss. Getting outside, in one way or another, is a key part of a trip to Estes Park for many. Simply being outside provides a sense of…

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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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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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Estes Inspired: Tommy Caldwell

Estes Park and its mountainous surroundings inspire so many people in so many ways. In our new “Estes Inspired” video series, we explore this phenomena with locals and visitors whose time here changed them. In our first episode, we kick off with professional climber Tommy Caldwell who says his time…

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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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