New Suds & Spirits
Estes Park’s craft beverage scene continues to grow and make a name for itself! With the addition of two great new craft breweries and a new distillery, you’ll develop a real taste for this town. Rock Cut Brewing and Lumpy Ridge Brewing have already made names for themselves. According to the Denver Post, they are “ …two breweries worth hopping into.” Fancy yourself a whiskey connoisseur? Visit the new Elkins Distilling Co., set to open before summer, to see what the Estes Park craft spirit scene is all about.
Lazy B Ranch and Wranglers
Yee- haw! Roll in the chuck wagon and bring on the show! The Lazy B Ranch and its western musical stylings return to Estes Park this summer. Lazy B was an Estes Park staple for more than 40 years before closing its doors back in 2005. The Lazy B will be bringing back its iconic chuck wagon dinners and western stage shows, with amazing new guest performers, running nightly from mid-May through September at the Elk Meadow Lodge and RV Resort.
A New Way to Ride
Park your car and explore Estes Park by pedicab! Whizz around town and take in the views. Pedicabs are just as fun as riding a bike, but you don’t have to do any of the legwork. These three-wheeled descendants of rickshaws are powered by trained, licensed and insured drivers to provide a fun and practical mode of green transportation.
A Taste of Town
New things are being cooked up in Estes Park! Grumpy Gingo has changed ownership and is now Fajita Rita’s. Offering fresh southwest flavors on homemade tortillas, Fajita Rita’s is a great place to fill up after a long day on the trail. Get your gears going at Via Bicycle Café serving locally-roasted Flat Top Coffee and offering bike tune-ups. Swing by Scratch Bakery and Deli to pick up some great sandwiches for a mid-hike picnic. Esmerelda’sTamale has quickly become a hot spot in Estes, selling fresh, authentic tamales daily - until they run out, that is!
Summer Snow Climbing!?
Looking for a unique way to experience Rocky Mountain National Park this summer? Take a snow climbing class! During the summer there is still snow in the high country for you and your family to develop your backcountry skills. Gain experience with ice axes and crampons – all while enjoying the Colorado summer sunshine.