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5 Perfect Winter Weekend Itineraries in Estes Park

Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Estes Park, Colorado, is arguably at its most beautiful in the winter. Elk wander the golf courses blanketed in white. The picturesque, quaint downtown looks every bit like something you’d see inside of a snow globe. Lodging rates are…

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Does Estes Park Close in the Winter?

It’s an honest question we in Estes Park hear frequently. The short answer is no, Estes Park does not close in the winter. Read on to get some clarification – and to find out why you should visit the town of Estes Park this winter. Reason number one why Estes Park does not close in the winter: Estes…

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A Different Way Up Old Fall River Road

Don’t drive Old Fall River Road. Old Fall River Road, Trail Ridge Road’s unpaved sister, is closed to vehicle traffic early October through late June. With no cars to limit your view or slow you down, the twists, turns and arguably, the views, are better from good ol’ OFRR. The road itself is dirt…

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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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Pet Friendly Estes

Where to go and stay with your best friend, aka your dog, in Estes Park. Hiking Dogs are not allowed to hike with you on trails in the National Park (they are allowed, leashed, on paved walkways). But Rocky isn’t the only place to hike around here. Dogs are allowed on trails in the National Forest…

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Go With a Guide to Estes Park

See the sights or tackle an outdoor adventure on a private guided tour Interested in learning how to rock climb or perfect your outdoor photography skills? Want to summit a peak but feel unsure of the area? There’s a guide for that. And more. Find one here. Plus, permitted tour operators are able to…

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23 Fun Things To Do in Estes Park

Build the perfect Estes Park itinerary with these entertaining things to do in the glorious mountains of Colorado. Everyone knows that when you visit the town of Estes Park, the main attraction is Rocky Mountain National Park and rightly so. But did you know that when you visit the town of Estes…

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