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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

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

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

As guests set foot in Rocky Mountain National Park this summer, the snow-capped mountain peaks and surrounding pine trees will most likely immediately grab their attention, but what's right beneath their feet is something that should not go unnoticed. The Rocky Mountain Conservancy  writes about the numerous wildflowers that can be spotted throughout the Park: Over the past 100 years, Rocky Mountain National Park has... more

Local Estes Park trail runner, Active at Altitude owner and Event Director for the Estes Trail Ascent , Terry Chiplin shares his 'Top 5 Trail Runs in Estes Park,' giving tips and advice to make the most of the high-altitude runs and views. 1. Lumpy Ridge Loop 10.5 mile round trip / high point 9,140 feet / low point 7,776 feet / elevation gain approx 2,620 feet. This loop trail is a great favorite for many trail runners in... more

Hidden Adventures

Posted on May 27, 2013 10:40 PM by Brooke Burnham
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Tags: Trails

For those looking off the beaten path, these secret gems are great fun, though they may not be quiet treasures for long! Outdoor Adventure Looking for a new way to explore the Estes Park area? Perhaps a new way to get that adrenaline flowing and your heart beating? Try your hand, or your feet rather, at trail running. Depending on the season, some area trails may get a bit crowded for this fast-paced sport, but heading out early in... more

Up the Flattop Trail

Posted on October 7, 2011 10:11 PM
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Tags: Fall, Hiking, Trails

For weeks we had been searching our favorite spots for changing aspen but whole groves stayed stubbornly green. Then suddenly came the explosion of color, a stunning mosaic of gold, orange, red and emerald green aspen everywhere—Bear Lake, Alberta Falls, the Peak to Peak Highway, Endovalley. It was as if nature couldn’t hold back any longer.My wife Lori and I woke early Sunday morning and drove to Bear Lake through aspen... more

Sunrise at Mills Lake

Posted on September 14, 2011 6:34 AM
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Tags: Hiking, Trails

Seeking a calm respite at the end of a busy Estes Park summer, my wife Lori and I hiked to Mills Lake recently. We started early, parking at the Glacier Gorge parking lot at 6:45 a.m. and hitting the trail. Because we could see our breath, we layered fleece and wore gloves, but we quickly heated up after a mile of gentle climbing through aspen and spruce.At Alberta Falls we pulled off a layer asa fellow nearby snapped a picture of the... more

Take a Walk To the Birch Ruins

Posted on March 24, 2011 9:45 AM
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Tags: Hiking, History, Trails

Feel like stretching your legs and visiting a little local Colorado history? Take a few minutes and walk to the stone ruins perched atop a 75-foot-high rock outcropping overlooking Estes Park’s Elkhorn Avenue, the town’s main street.Cross the bridge at the north edge of the municipal parking lot and follow the path along Black Canyon Creek, a willow-lined stream that provides habitat for trout, beaver, elk, great-horned... more