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 explorations. The outdoor adventure offers the perfect opportunity to social distance, naturally.

Here are some pro tips on how to have the perfect Spring Break in Estes Park:

Get out There

Snow shoeing is a great way to get out and see the snowy terrain around Estes Park. If you’ve never snowshoed before, they can be a little awkward at first, but can get you into the deep powder in terrain otherwise off-limits. The perfect adventure progression from snowshoeing is cross country skiing. Combine the awkwardness of have something strapped to your feet with a smooth, snowy surface, and you get something that’s mildly challenging and produces a lot of laughs. If you’re looking to up the ante even more, head out backcountry skiing. If you’re new to the world of avalanches and backcountry winter travel, it’s best to hire a guide to keep you and everyone around you safe. 

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Change your Perspective
Estes Park is the perfect place to change how you look at the world. One of the best ways to do that is on horseback.  Go for a ride around Estes Park for unique views of the Rocky Mountains. Navigate mountain trails and get back in touch with nature. Find this real mountain experience on the trails around Estes Park. Horse and GirlHorseback Riding

Find your Peace    
Rediscover your peace on the river. Fly fishing is a Colorado art form, requiring you to have patience and an appreciation for your surroundings. Get lost in the sounds of the water and rhythm of your casts. Estes Park is home to a variety of fish, but the important thing isn’t whether or not you caught something, it’s that you got out there. If you’re a newbie at this, take a lesson or go on a guided trip year-round to find your inner angler.

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Disconnect from your phone to reconnect with your fellow travelers. Make a memory that you won’t need photos of to remember. Take to the trails or find a special spot to share a conversation and a view. Remember you’re on Spring Break, so take a step back and enjoy your company and your surroundings so that you can return to reality recharged.   

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Drink & Eat Local

The best way to get a feel for a town is to experience it like a local. Estes Park is home to a great craft beverage scene. It’s ok to have a go-to drink when you’re at home, but when you’re visiting Estes Park make sure you get a real taste of town in the tasting room or grab a bottle or growler to go. If you’re sticking to non-alcoholic beverages, some offer craft sodas! But there are also coffee shops and sweets shops to keep everyone going. Plus, restaurants for every taste, offering outdoor seating, dine-in, and/or takeout.

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Find your Base Camp

At the end of a day of exploring it’s important that you find the right place to rest up. Estes Park has a wide variety of lodging options for your group to regroup. Find affordable accommodations that will help you unwind. Soak in the hot tub on the river, gather by the fireside or a sip drink on your condo patio. Your clan will feel right at home at the end of the day.

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