Timed Entry Permits & Rocky Mountain National Park

Timed Entry Permits & Rocky Mountain National Park

To enter Rocky Mountain National Park between May 28 and October 11 two things are required: a timed entry permit PLUS a park pass or entrance fee. Use these tips to plan your trip into Rocky Mountain National Park.

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August 2021 Events in Estes Park

 

Here's a complete list of not-to-miss events in Estes Park.

You can't hike the entire time you're in town, although no one here will blame you for trying. Instead, fill out your trip with local events that will give you a taste of the sights, sounds and flavors of this vibrant little mountain town. Events range from live music (local and nationally acclaimed bands occupy stages here) to arts and craft beverage festivals, outdoor markets and game nights.  Find out what is going on in August.

 

Mountain Biking Clinic: Pedals and Prosthetics

August 7

This one-day bike clinic open to all levels of riders with limb loss features mountain bike instruction and group rides tailored to the skills and ability of each rider. Additionally, participants will hear from guest speakers about how they went through limb loss and found resiliency in the mountains. More event info here.

 

Outdoor wine tasting: Estes Park Wine Festival

August 14-15

Enjoy live music, fresh food and peruse local vendors as you sip on wine from over 20 Colorado wineries in the idyllic Bond Park. The Wine Festival goes from 11am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday with tickets ranging from $35 & $40 for general admission and $85 & $95 for VIP. Every ticket comes with unlimited wine tastings and much, much more.  

 

A Local's Legacy: Friends of Folk Festival

August 24 

This free festival held at Performance Park celebrates the legacy of local Estes Park musician, Dick Orleans, who was passionate about giving emerging musicians a platform. Sprinkled in with local talent, this year’s headliners include the Aaron Walker Quartet, Karrin Allyson, Chain Station, Gasoline Lollipops and the Burroughs! 

 

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Shaw Classic Strongman Competition

Watch the 16 strongest men in the world battle it out with events such as deadlifting Hummer tires weighing over 1200 pounds, running with 1,100 pounds on their backs, lifting giant Atlas stones plus much more! This will be an action-packed show and something you will not want to miss. Get more information and buy your tickets, here.

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Outdoor Concert at The Stanley Hotel: Murder by Death

August 27-29

Murder by Death is back at the Stanley Hotel for a full weekend of music! Held outdoors in front of the historic hotel, the location will make an already incredible show that much better. Find out more here.

 

Recurring Live Music

Cowboy Brad Singalong - Every Sunday and Monday in Bond Park until August 5 from 7pm to 8pm

Rotating singer/songwriters - Every Saturday and Sunday at Coffee on the Rocks until September 5 from 5pm to 8pm

Old Time String Band - Every Monday and Wednesday at Coffee on the Rocks until September 1 from 1pm to 3pm

Spanish & Classical Guitar - Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Twin Owls Steakhouse from 6pm to 9pm

 

Check out our full list of events and book your next trip to Estes Park.