See the sights or tackle an outdoor adventure on a private guided tour

Interested in learning how to rock climb or perfect your outdoor photography skills? Want to summit a peak but feel unsure of the area? There’s a guide for that. And more. Find one here. Plus, permitted tour operators are able to get you into Rocky Mountain National Park, without you needing to make a timed-entry permit reservation.

If your adventure is sightseeing

Take a driving tour, a hike, or set out on a horse. While hikes and horseback rides tend to stick to sightseeing in nature, many driving tours incorporate Estes Park’s history or an educational component.


Driving Tour Operators

Hiking Guides

Find a list of horse stables and outfitters here.


If your adventure is photographing

Many of Estes Park’s driving tour operators offer tours specifically for those who want to stop to get the perfect shot; choose Yellow Wood Guiding or Dawn Wilson Photography if you want to learn how.


If your adventure is downhill mountain biking

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New Venture Cycling is the way to go. With several routes to choose from, this guiding service will give you a ride to the top and provide support on the way down. Ampt Biking doesn't offer guided rides but does offer a donation-based shuttle service for point-to-point mountain bike rides.


If your adventure is rock climbing, mountaineering or hiking

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Guides from these world-class outfitters will help you reach the top of a peak or a crag, even if you need to learn how first. And, they operate year-round – think ice climbing, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing.

Kent Mountain Adventure Center offers cliff camping and Northern Colorado’s only via ferrata, two rock-climbing based attractions that are perfect for private groups – and a fantastic way to see the natural sights of Estes Park.


If your adventure is fly fishing

Fly Fishing Sprague Lake

Reach out to Kirks Fly Shop or Estes Angler to sign up for a personalized, guided fishing trip. They’ll teach you how to cast a line, and even campout with you, if that is what it takes to get to the perfect fishing spot.


If your adventure is horseback riding

This quintessential Estes Park activity dates back to the founding of the town. Today, there are numerous horseback riding companies that will help you experience nature on horseback. If you have young children, make sure to look into the Cowpoke Corner Corral.


If your adventure is off-roading

Rent an ATV from Backbone Adventure Rentals or take an off road Jeep tour with Green Jeep Tours or Wildside 4x4 Tours.


If you’re not quite ready to travel

Take a virtual tour with Epic Trails host Eric Hanson, who took part in 7 of the outdoor adventures Estes Park has to offer.


The YMCA of the Rockies

Many of the adventures mentioned here are offered at Estes Park’s YMCA, including some that aren’t, like archery. Guests staying at the Y have access to them, while guests who aren’t can purchase day passes. Learn more.