Springtime in the mountains is all about new life. The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up and the colorful flowers and baby wildlife are starting to pop up. It’s the most magical place to reignite awe for Easter weekend! Whether it’s with your kids and family, your partner, a group, or solo, the adventures are endless. Here’s how to celebrate Easter in Estes Park:
Kick-off Easter weekend Saturday morning at 9:30 with the YMCA’s annual Easter egg hunt featuring a special guest: the Easter Bunny, duh! BYOBasket! If you can’t make it to the hunt, don’t worry. For $15, pick up an egg decorating kit and have your own hunt! End your Easter weekend at the YMCA with Easter service at their chapel.
Purchase a Day Pass to participate in all YMCA of the Rockies' regular programs and activities to complete your weekend with fun family times!
Bring your kiddos to Stanley Park on Saturday, April 16 starting at 10 a.m. for fun times with the Easter Bunny and egg hunt. Open to all ages, no registration required. 380 Community Drive, Estes Park, CO, 80517. https://evrpd.colorado.gov/
Join Summit Church Sunday, April 17th at 10 am at the Estes Valley Community Center for an Easter Celebration! Coffee, donuts, photo booth, kid’s activities, recharging worship and an encouraging message from their District Superintendent, Dr. Billy Wilson. 660 Community Drive, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 577 1158; http://estesparkchurch.org/home
The Post Chicken & Beer- Brunch 10 a.m. - 3p.m. Located at the Historic Stanley Hotel grounds, the Post Chicken and Beer serves family-style comfort food. Obviously, the fried chicken takes the spotlight, but their menu also includes salads, sandwiches and great sides. You’ll find something for everyone, even vegetarians! 333 E Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 287 5001; https://www.postchickenandbeer.com/estes-park/
Twin Owls Steakhouse- Easter specials, open for dinner 4p.m.- 8p.m. If you want to have a fine Easter evening in the mountains, whether it’s an intimate evening for two or a family dinner, this is the place for it. They have all sorts of fine steaks, seafood and the views from their location are amazing! Reservations are highly recommended. 3110 S St Vrain Ave Suite B, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586 9344; https://taharaa.com/twin-owls-steakhouse/
Brunch & Co. Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Looking for a real variety of brunch food options? Brunch & Co is located at the Historic Stanley Hotel grounds and offers specialty vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options to meet the needs for everyone. 333B E Wonderview Ave D, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 577 4104; https://www.stanleyhotel.com/brunchco.html
Dunraven at Estes Park Resort- They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their location is right on Lake Estes and has one of the best mountain views in town. They offer classic breakfast dishes, delicious lunch and dinner options ranging from hearty Italian dishes to steaks and seafood. 1700 Colorado Peaks Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586 6409; https://www.dunravenepresort.com/
Bird & Jim- Open for brunch on Easter Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and lunch & dinner. Voted the best farm-to-table restaurant in Colorado, Bird & Jim’s menus are ever evolving, with thoughtful, locally sourced seasonal ingredients. 915 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586 9832; https://www.birdandjim.com/
Start planning your Easter getaway in Estes Park today, check out all the lodging options available.