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10 Best Lake Hikes Around Estes Park

The classic Colorado mountain town of Estes Park is nestled in an upland valley on the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. On warm summer days, there’s nothing better than hiking up an alpine trail to one of the pristine lakes surrounding the town. Crystal-clear water reflects snow-capped…

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9 Best Winter Hikes Around Estes Park

Winter is a great time to explore Rocky Mountain National Park and the town of Estes Park in Colorado. The trails in and around Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado are great any time of the year, but they are particularly spectacular when coated in sparkling white powder. Winter is a bit…

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A Climber's Guide to Estes Park

Colorado’s Estes Valley has been a hub of rock climbing and mountaineering activity since the 19th century, so it’s no surprise that the area is chock-full of some of America’s most classic routes. Whether you’re looking for big alpine lines, bolted sport climbs, or high-country bouldering, there’s…

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7 Stunning Waterfall Hikes near Estes Park

Colorado’s snowpack is the lifeblood of the West. As it melts and makes its way down rivers and valleys, it makes some fine waterfalls, too. Late spring and early summer are the ideal times to make the most of the melt and see the falls gushing. Obviously, the falls are a grand sight to see, but…

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The Best Half-Day Hikes Near Estes Park

Colorado’s Rocky Mountains are known for their high elevation and rugged terrain, and there’s plenty of both near Estes Park. But don’t be intimidated—despite being 7,500 feet above sea level, the Estes Park area is home to plenty of approachable hiking trails that don’t necessarily require a full…

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Estes Park Spring Hiking Guide

Spring is a unique season that comes with its own trail conditions and phenomena. Any day could feel awfully summery, or conversely, a lot like winter. Read on to be prepared for these conditions, and read this for more spring packing tips. Spring sets itself apart from the other seasons with the…

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Hike of the Week

Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Estes Park. As the Base Camp to Rocky Mountain National Park, and surrounded by National Forest, there is no shortage of trails! Join us as we highlight a new trail each week! If you've made the trek before, let us know what you thought of the…

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