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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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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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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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Best Beaches around Estes Park

Yes, we did say beaches. Not necessarily the kind where you'll be surfing waves, but instead taking in incredible mountain views, and potentially dipping in your toes, if you're brave. Lake Estes While the lake is the largest in the area, the beach-front isn’t gigantic. The largest sandy area is…

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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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A Climber's Guide to Estes Park

Colorado’s Estes Valley has been a hub of rock climbing and mountaineering activity since the 19th century, so it’s no surprise that the area is chock-full of some of America’s most classic routes. Whether you’re looking for big alpine lines, bolted sport climbs, or high-country bouldering, there’s…

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My Avy Class Experience

I’ve been backcountry skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park for about a year now. My first foray was a wonderful birthday triathlon. I got my touring set-up and began last February, about a month before the park shut down with the onset of COVID. I stuck to Hidden Valley, as I had been told it was…

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