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The snowy season in Estes Park offers a winter wonderland just waiting to be explored! Not only does the scenery take on a whole new look, but traffic is lighter and lodging can be found for a bargain, allowing you to tack on another night to your stay! Trail Ridge Road may be closed at high elevations, but Estes is still easily accessible via two well-maintained highways. Highway 36 is a breathtakingly scenic canyon, or take the... more

Whether it's sightseeing along Trail Ridge Road, taking a leisurely stroll around Lily Lake, or the thrill of summiting the park's only 14er, Longs Peak,  Rocky Mountain National Park  attracts a variety of guests from adventure seekers, families and couples. However, many may not realize that some of RMNP's most beautiful sights of nature are the countless waterfalls found throughout the park. Mariah Nelson,... more

Estes Park represents the ideal Rocky Mountain winter wonderland. Many think of Estes Park as a summer hot spot, but the easy drive, low prices and abundance of winter recreation make it the perfect place to hide out for a long weekend and escape the daily grind. Read on to discover more about what makes Estes Park Colorado’s best kept winter secret.  See Tails, Not Taillights When you want to get away in the winter,... more

This guest blog was written by Rachel Balduzzi, Education Director for the Rocky Mountain Conservancy . As winter descends upon the mountains, the urge to get out and explore the snow covered Colorado landscape takes hold.  Some like to ski, some like to snowmobile, some like to ice skate, but for me a snowshoe trek through snow laden evergreens is not only peaceful but provides exercise, not to mention a brief respite from my... more

Gain entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park free of charge this year! Mark your calendars for these entrance fee-free dates in 2017:  January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 20 - President's Day April 15-16 & 22-23 - National Park Week Weekends August 25: National Park Service Birthday September 30 - National Public Lands Day November 11-12 - Veterans Day Weekend Don't forget any fourth grade... 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

Looking for family fun, great wildlife experiences and some breath taking sunset views?   Rocky Mountain National Park has you covered. In a recent polling by USA Today’s 10 Best National Park experiences, Rocky was voted one of the best parks for wild life experiences , best night experiences and one if the most kid friendly parks !    With over 350 miles of trails and the largest expansion of alpine tundra in... 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

Trial Ridge Road, in Rocky Mountain National Park , is the highest continuous paved road in the United States. The route climbs from 7,800 feet to more than 12,000 feet at its highest point. It passes through a variety of habitat, from mountain meadows and woodlands to well above treeline into the alpine tundra. Along the way there are numerous stops for you get out of your car and take in the beauty that surrounds the area. Recently,... more

Starting today, you can take a virtual stroll through some of your favorite Estes Park area trails. In 2015, we worked with  Google Trekker and used their unique equipment to capture virtual adventures on a selection of popular trails in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Similar to Google Street View, Trekker offers online explorers a taste of our trails.  Discover the beauty of the riverwalk... more