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.
A spirit of creativity runs through Estes Park like the Big Thompson River flows through the village: subtle, pervasive, uncannily suited to the scene. Artists have flocked to the region for decades, finding inspiration in the mountain setting and a public that admires their work. Today, the results of their imagination and skill line the walls of art galleries until the works find a place in your home. Styles run the gamut, from glassblowing and plein air painting to woodturning and pottery. Native American art shares space with photography, custom furniture and bronzes. With local artists and others represented, collectors are sure to find unique pieces to add to their collections throughout the year, especially during the annual Spring Art Walk and art shows throughout the year.
Drawn by the area's inspiring, majestic scenery, artists and art lovers regularly come to Estes Park to create, perform, display and enjoy art of all kinds. Throughout the year, art exhibits, performances and shows put the work of local, national and international artists on display.
The village of Estes Park is dotted with galleries, stores and studios that show, and sell, artists' work. From handcrafted jewelry and large oil paintings featuring the area's famous peaks to hand-blown glass sculptures and home-spun specialty yarns, the variety of arts and crafts available for purchase in Estes Park astounds. Find more information on local galleries and studios in the shopping section.
Are you looking to enjoy some live entertainment while visiting Estes Park? From local theater groups to nationally recognized variety shows, the performing arts scene in the Estes Valley is lively and fun! Area theater productions, shows and concerts can be found on the Calendar of Events.
In addition to galleries and performances, Estes Park is home to many arts and crafts events showcasing everything from amazing handicrafts to award-winning plein air paintings.
Additional event information can be found on our Calendar of Events.