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Every year my parents host (along with two other couples) their grandkids for something they call 'Gramp'. They plan activities, outings and games for the kids over a long weekend. Sounds amazing, and it is, but not everyone can possibly contrive such an involved event. For those who want to have that incredible bonding experience, but without the stress of hosting, a grandparent vacation may be just the trick.  Traveling... more

Get off the road this autumn to take in the brilliant colors of the fall leaves in Estes Park. From epic endeavors to leisurely explorations, there are so many different ways to take your leaf-peeping beyond the scenic drives. Read on for our local recommendations on the 8 best ways to get off the road and find hidden stashes of fall foliage in Estes Park, Colorado! 1. Biking the Trails Start pedaling! Mountain biking , whether... more

Fly fishing in and around Estes Park offers fantastic views and beautiful trout. What’s Biting allows anglers to get inside tips on fly fishing from Estes Park businesses that are casting on the streams and lakes everyday! In this edition, Kirks Flyshop recommends these top flies for summer, and where to use them.    Parachute Adams The Parachute Adams in size 18 is a great dry fly when the Mayflies are coming off.... more

10 Ways to get Outside this Summer. 1. ROCK CLIMBING According to avid climbers, Estes Park claims some of the top rock around . With in-town locations and favorite spots inside the national park and the national forest, there are 1,227 routes to boulder, sport climb and traditional climb. Professional guides happily point the way to iconic crags, walls and edges, or escort folks new to the sport. Estes Park’s indoor wall is... more

Spring Break has got to be one of the most iconic college experiences. It’s a time to grab your friends, head out on an adventure and make memories that will last a lifetime. 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 you Spring Break explorations.    Here... more

Things to Do at the Lake Estes Marina

Posted on July 30, 2015 1:47 PM by Visit Estes Park
Related Categories: Things To Do
Tags: Estes Park, Things to Do, Fishing

Beautiful Lake Estes is the perfect place to spend a day while in Estes Park! Start your adventure at the Lake Estes Marina located at 1770 Big Thompson Ave. The Marina offers a variety of rentals including  boat rentals  from a one-passenger kayak to a ten-person pontoon boat, canoes, paddle boats and more.  New in 2015, try out the popular sport of stand up paddle boarding by renting one of the Marina's new paddle... more

Summer in the Rocky Mountains is full of outdoor activities, from the extreem to tranquil. The  Rocky Mountain Conservency  shares a helpful list of fly-fishing hotspots and trips of the trade for those looking for solitude along the lakes and rivers in the Rocky Mountains: Fisheries in Rocky Mountain National Park have a long history. Before the park was established, inn keepers and lodge holders would stock ponds and lakes... more

Lakes and Trails Adventurer’s Weekend For those of you looking to put a little adventure into your lives, Grand Lake has a trip just for you.   From fishing and kayaks to ATV’s and hiking trails, get ready to spend two days  experiencing the area with as much  excitement  as possible.   Breakfast at Blue Water Bakery Blue Water uses pure ingredients like olive oil and butter, has gluten free... more

Top 10 Things To Do In Estes Park This Spring

Posted on April 12, 2012 5:00 AM by Adam
Related Categories: Things To Do
Tags: Birding, Elk, Estes Park, Fishing, Spring, Wildlife

Spring is in the air and after our enchanting winter season, many of you may be ready to trade in your snow shoes for hiking boots! There are so many things to do in and around Estes Park during the spring that we thought we would share our top 10 outdoor destinations in our Rocky Mountain backyard. 1. Gem Lake Loop A popular year-round hike is the Gem Lake Loop. Located two miles from town along Devils Gulch Road, the trail begins at... more

This Summer, Beat the Heat in Estes Park

Posted on February 15, 2012 8:32 AM by Suzy
Related Categories: Family Fun
Tags: Fishing, Museums, Summer, Wildflowers

The premier entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is an ideal destination for travelers looking for a budget-friendly mountain getaway this spring and summer. With an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, wildlife viewing, one-of-a-kind shopping and a variety of accommodation options, the destination has something for everyone. Journey to the Top! A Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure. The Rocky Mountain Nature... more