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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

There are so many ways to explore Estes Park! Find the right outing for you with our mild to wild adventure scale!   Tame, Yet Curious Your idea of an adventure may be getting snowed in at your  cabin  retreat or taking a  scenic stroll  around Lily Lake. You want to take in the beauty and splendor of the pristine mountain wilderness surrounding the Estes Valley without having to venture into... 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

There’s nothing more perfect for spring break than a road trip. Make sure your trip is worth the drive by s[ending your break in Estes Park. With Rocky Mountain National Park in the backyard, Estes Park is the ideal base camp for your spring break adventures.  Be Bold Get outside, and outside your comfort zone, this spring break! March is one of Colorado’s snowiest months, and you will find  epic... more

  Kara Wadenstierna, an Olson Fellow at  Rocky Mountain Conservancy  shares the top tips for picking the right gear for snowshoeing and the secrets to local's favorite trails to explore the snowy spring conditions in Rocky Mountain National Park:  Standing on hard-packed snow pack at Rocky Mountain National Park's Bear Lake Snow telemetry site makes two promises to visitor and local alike: First, at... more

What is there to do when 40 inches of snow blanket the ground and the famous Colorado sun is shining bright? Say "yes" to nature's peaceful invitation and come play in Rocky Mountain National Park during your Spring Break! The Rocky Mountain Conservancy shares their favorite snowy spring adventures:  1. Walk on a frozen lake. Bring your own snowshoes or Microspikes or rent a pair from one of several  outdoor... more

Kara Wadenstierna, Olson Fellow at  Rocky Mountain Conservancy  shares her top winter adventures to honor this special year in Rocky Mountain National Park:  When Enos Mills moved to Colorado in 1884, it was to find a cure for his persistent physical ailments. As his health dramatically improved, he also stumbled upon a cure for ailments of the soul, writing, "The forests are the flags of nature. They appeal to all... more

5 Tips for Snowshoeing With Kids

Posted on March 3, 2014 11:29 AM by Visit Estes Park
Related Categories: Things To Do
Tags: Family, Snowshoeing

Winter is a great time to get outside with kiddos and enjoy the snow, learn something new and explore Rocky Mountain National Park! Our friend, Sarin from the  Rocky Mountain Conservancy  gives us her Top 5 Tips for Snowshoeing with Kids to ensure a quality experience and foster a true love for the sport: I work for the Rocky Mountain Nature Association and am always on snowshoes giving our family friendly Winter Ecology... more

Off The Beaten Path Winter Experiences

Posted on January 27, 2014 9:17 AM by Visit Estes Park
Related Categories: Outdoor Adventure
Tags: Things to Do, Snowshoeing, Tours

Many Estes Park fans know the ins-and-outs of winter-time in Estes Park, a snowshoe loop around Bear Lake, winter wildlife watching throughout the village or sledding at Hidden Valley. If you are looking for a new adventure, try one of these unique offerings - sure to take you off -the-beaten-path of winter adventure in Estes Park: 1. Inn to Inn on Snowshoes Providing custom guided hiking tours since 1983, The Warming House debuts... more

Top 5 Winter Family Activities in Estes Park

Posted on January 20, 2014 1:06 PM by Visit Estes Park
Related Categories: Things To Do
Tags: Snowshoeing, Winter, Family

A perfect playground for kids of all ages, Estes Park, CO in the winter offers a variety of family-friendly activities to embrace the colder winter months. A mix of both outdoor adventure and indoor excitement, be sure to include these five experiences on your itinerary:  1. Snowshoeing is the perfect way to get families active together! No need to break the budget on gear kids will quickly outgrow, many outfitters in the village... more