Crews are working to improve access to and from Rocky Mountain National Park with the Downtown Estes Loop Project.
Local restrictions are beginning to lift around the country and locally, with the phased reopening of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park beginning May 27th. Which means our favorite outdoor adventures are just beyond the horizon.
Until our favorite trails and campsites are fully open to visitation, and for those unable to venture out safely just yet, we invite you to have an Estes Park-inspired camping experience right in your backyard, wherever your backyard may be. It’s a great way to celebrate your love of the outdoors together, but just far enough apart.
To help you Estes-up your backyard campout, we've pulled together some fun ideas that’ll give your at-home adventure a uniquely Estes Park feel, below. Be sure to join us Saturday, May 30th for this virtual outdoor sleepover and make it a night you’ll never forget.
You can find more information and the latest updates on the re-opening of both Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park here.
We’ve got some great prizes up for grabs including the grand prize, a Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 MtnGlo tent. Additional prizes will also be given away including gift cards to Estes Park businesses to use on your future visits. All you have to do is share your camping photos with us on social— see full prize details below.
How to enter:
This photo contest is hosted by Visit Estes Park and is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram. Open to all US residents. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM Monday, June 1 to be eligible. Winners will be chosen at random. Prizes will be shipped directly to you.
Provided by Kirk’s Flyshop & Mountain Adventures and YMCA of the Rockies
Check out this downloadable PDF for campfire tips including roasting the perfect marshmallow and getting your fire going two different ways.
How to build the perfect campfire from YMCA of the Rockies
Provided by Mama Rose’s and Poppy’s Pizza & Grill
See the recipe (downloadable PDF) for a foil pack dinner with sausage and veggies to tide you over until S'mores time.
Provided by YMCA of the Rockies
Check out this blog for Specialty S'more Recipes including Oreo, Nutella and candied bacon!
Follow along with the video below from Elkins Distilling Co to craft the perfect campfire Old Fashioned.
The perfect pour-over coffee to wake up after a night in the tent from Inkwell & Brew.
Relax and meditate to the sounds of nature found in and around Estes Park, CO.
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