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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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R.M.N.P. is O.P.E.N.

Rocky is open—and has been during the government shutdown. Here’s how to enjoy the National Park and Estes Park right now—and throughout the winter. The current federal government shutdown altered access to all of our national parks, and Rocky Mountain National Park was no different. The main…

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How To: Leave No Trace

One key to visiting the public lands in and around Estes Park is to make sure you’re following Leave No Trace Principles. This preserves the land--and other visitors enjoyment. The gist is simple: leave the area how you found it, if not better. Before your next backcountry trip, learn and follow…

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