The unofficial summer kick-off party in Estes Park.

Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27, 2019) often signals the beginning of summer all over the country, but that may not be truer anywhere else than Estes Park. With awesome events like the Art Market and live music, the openings of Trail Ridge Road, the Tram, and inviting, sunny patios all around town, what better place to welcome summer than amidst the Rocky Mountains in Estes Park?


Spring on Trail Ridge Road


  • Trail Ridge Road
  • Tram
    • Open for the season on May 25, the historic Aerial Tramway begins its 64th year of operation in Estes Park. Taking guests for a breathtaking ride on a free-span cable to panoramic views of the Estes Valley and into Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Patios 
    • Though we’ve surely had a few patio-worthy days prior to Memorial Day weekend, it is truly the advent of patio season. Consistently warm and sunny weather is sure to follow – the only issue is picking which patio is for you, or how to hit them all. Here are 7 of our favorite patios for spring fun.

Take a Ride in the Estes Park Aerial Tramway

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