Here's a complete list of the best events in Estes Park this January.
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. Check out what is going on in January.
Come on down to Ed's Cantina for music, food and drinks. John Pickett hosts this event every other week which features local and regional talent. All musicians are welcome! 390 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-2919; edscantina.com
Explore Estes Park's local art galleries while also exploring our local craft beverage options. Behold beautiful artwork and discover the many talented artists in our little mountain town. Grab a friend and enjoy! Participating galleries are subject to change.
Make room in that bookshelf - the Scholastic Book Fair has returned! We partnered with he Cliffhanger Used Book store for a fun, Scholastic inspired book fair at Rock Cut Brewery. Sip your favorite craft beer while browsing a curated selection of books at only $1 each! Each purchase supports Cliffhanger and the Estes Valley Library Friends and Foundation. 390 W Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO; (970) 586-7300; rockcutbrewing.com
Ski attire greatly encouraged. Outdoor heaters and seating. Special Hot Toddy Menu. WesTex BBQ will be there. 251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 616 2090; thebarrel.beer
An annual favorite for many park visitors, Rocky Mountain National Park’s Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks will resume this January on both the east and west side of the park. Programs will be offered weekly, as conditions allow, through March 2022. These programs are approximately 2 hours long and are open to visitors age 8 and older and all experience levels. Beginning snowshoers are welcome. There is no additional fee beyond the regular park entrance fee to participate.
On the east side of the park, beginning on Tuesday, January 18, ranger-led snowshoe walks will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 pm. Advanced reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call 970-586-1223. Reservations can be booked up to 7 days in advance. Snowshoe walks typically fill quickly, especially if the weather is forecast to be warm and sunny. Snowshoes are not provided. Program participants will be required to bring their own or rent snowshoes outside the park. RMNP 1000 US Hwy 36, Estes Park, CO, 80517; (970) 586 1206; nps.gov/romo
Choose your favorite colors and experience the new, fun art medium of Hydro Dipping. Once finished, you will have a unique drink tumbler that you created - ready to keep your coffee warm this winter season in the mountains while you wear your new groovy tie-dye-shirt! 138 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 685-8818; inspiredartexperiences.com
Bring the whole family and test your luck in this classic game of chance here in Estes Park. Food and drinks available. 390 W Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO; (970) 586-7300; rockcutbrewing.com
Strap on that thinking cap, get creative with a team name and compete against others while enjoying food and drinks at the American Legion. 850 N St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-6118; esteslegion.org
Delight in a fine glass of wine paired with your favorite meal as soothing live music creates a relaxing atmosphere. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. 3110 S St Vrain Ave Suite B, Estes Park, CO 80517; (970) 586-9344; taharaa.com/twin-owls-steakhouse/
Join us for trivia in the taproom at 7 p.m. Teams of 1-6 are welcome and it's free to play. Prizes for the winning teams! 390 W Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO; (970) 586-7300; rockcutbrewing.com
This article was written for Visit Estes Park by local photographer, Chris Layton.