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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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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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Pet Friendly Estes

Where to go and stay with your best friend, aka your dog, in Estes Park. Hiking Dogs are not allowed to hike with you on trails in the National Park (they are allowed, leashed, on paved walkways). But Rocky isn’t the only place to hike around here. Dogs are allowed on trails in the National Forest…

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23 Fun Things To Do in Estes Park

Build the perfect Estes Park itinerary with these entertaining things to do in the glorious mountains of Colorado. Everyone knows that when you visit the town of Estes Park, the main attraction is Rocky Mountain National Park and rightly so. But did you know that when you visit the town of Estes…

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Estes Park Itineraries: for the art lover

Plan a visit to Estes Park that revolves around art. Opportunities to admire, shop and create art are so abundant, you may have trouble finding time to hike. Here’s how to fill your days. Create your own art walk This complete list of art galleries span Elkhorn Avenue (Estes Park’s main street)…

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Free Summer Activities in Estes Park

Estes Park is definitely a destination where you get a lot of bang for your buck. The views are free. Entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park is $25/car for a day pass or $35/car for a week (that's cheaper than taking the family out to the movies). Our hotels and restaurants and shops are pretty…

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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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