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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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How to Farmers Market in Estes Park

Here’s everything you need to know about one of the season’s most quintessentially Colorado experiences. With downtown Estes Park and the snowcapped peaks beyond serving as an idyllic backdrop, you can wander the white tents in the Estes Park Visitor Center Parking Lot, each displaying products from…

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A Visitor's Guide to Downtown Estes Park

Written by Shaine Smith for Matcha in partnership with Visit Estes Park. Estes Park, Colorado, is surrounded by a treasure of natural and scenic wonders. It’s the perfect basecamp for adventure, boasting more than 300 shops that showcase everything from handmade local goods to outdoor gear to good…

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How to Spend A Day on Lake Estes

Nothing says summer more than a day spent on and around the lake. You’ve probably seen Lake Estes as you are driving into town, you may have even driven over it. Well, it’s the perfect time to get on it. We decided to help you plan your day on the lake. Here’s how it goes: Start off your day with…

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Estes Park's Craft Beverage Boom

For a small mountain village, Estes Park’s craft beverage scene is enormous – and it seems to be growing with each passing year. Now is the right time to discover what’s brewing (and distilling, and fermenting) up here. SPIRITS Elkins Distilling Co. Tasting room and Mercantile Elkins…

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5 Ways to Beat Cabin Fever in Estes Park

Get outside and brush off winter’s cobwebs with one (or all!) of the following ways to beat back cabin fever as spring draws nearer and the urge to play outside in the fresh air becomes harder to resist. 1. Rock Down to Elkhorn Avenue Walking down to Elkhorn Avenue might be more inconspicuous, but…

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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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