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Adventure into a Winter Wonderland!

Explore Estes
  • Redeemable: Monday, Nov 13, 2023 - Thursday, Feb 29, 2024
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Hop on a private winter tour with Explore Estes to tour the Rocky Mountain National Park during our snowy months to experience a winter wonderland!


Our general route on this 4 – 5 hour winter tour picks you up at your location in Estes Park, takes you through beautiful meadows to see a freezing waterfall, you’ll be taken up the famous Trail Ridge Road as far as it is opened for the season, and if conditions allow, end with an easy snowshoe-like walk around a frozen Bear Lake or Sprague Lake. (Both flat & less than a mile) You will also get to visit the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center before heading back to Estes Park to shop for souvenirs!


This guided experience is not a hiking tour, and instead focuses on driving through the National Park with small strolls while learning about the early stories and history of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park.


We’re more than happy to customize your experience and even remove the snowshoeing for your winter tour if you would like to stay in the warmth of our vehicle.

  • Permit: Your entrance fee is included. A $30 value!
  • Equipment: Micro spikes and hiking poles will be used instead of snowshoes and are included for your tour to keep you safe while walking on icy surfaces. Hand warmers and ankle gaiters are also included to keep you warm & dry!