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How to Picnic in Estes Park

Pick up some food at a local restaurant and head out into the fresh air for a meal with a view. First: find what you’re hungry for Most Estes Park restaurants provide a takeout option with utensils, napkins and condiments included, so if staying within walking distance from the restaurant or…

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A Visitor's Guide to Downtown Estes Park

Written by Shaine Smith for Matcha in partnership with Visit Estes Park. Estes Park, Colorado, is surrounded by a treasure of natural and scenic wonders. It’s the perfect basecamp for adventure, boasting more than 300 shops that showcase everything from handmade local goods to outdoor gear to good…

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How to Spend A Day on Lake Estes

Nothing says summer more than a day spent on and around the lake. You’ve probably seen Lake Estes as you are driving into town, you may have even driven over it. Well, it’s the perfect time to get on it. We decided to help you plan your day on the lake. Here’s how it goes: Start off your day with…

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5 Ways to Beat Cabin Fever in Estes Park

Get outside and brush off winter’s cobwebs with one (or all!) of the following ways to beat back cabin fever as spring draws nearer and the urge to play outside in the fresh air becomes harder to resist. 1. Rock Down to Elkhorn Avenue Walking down to Elkhorn Avenue might be more inconspicuous, but…

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Spring climbing in and around Estes Park

By our friends at the Estes Park Mountain Shop Where there’s a will, there’s a way – while you might not think it’s possible right now, join the local diehards and get your first ascents of the year this spring. As winter melts away, enjoy the change of season (before the summer crowds) by tying in…

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10 Reasons to Visit Estes Park This Spring

…As if you need that many. Just get up here already! You Can Beat the Crowds The summer season is the big show around Estes Park. That’s when vacancies are slim and national park entrances peak—for the season. We track visitation pretty closely (it’s our job), and we can tell you pretty definitively…

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4 Spring Itineraries in Estes Park

Spring is a special time in Estes Park. It’s somewhere between winter and summer (duh) and you can never be too sure what kind of adventure you’re going to have; it could be snow-filled, it could be soaking up sun. Either way, here are four different ways to do Estes in the spring, for every type of…

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