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  • Halloween caramel apples

    Trick or treat: Estes Park sweets

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    It’s almost trick or treat time and if you’re looking for something good to eat that’s sweet, be sure to swing by one of these amazing candy shops in Estes Park! Caramel Corn Caramel Corn has been satisfying everyone’s sweet tooth in Estes Park since 1946! The candy shop expands beyond varieties of popcorn and also had a great selection of chocolates, candy, fudge, caramel apples, and saltwater...

  • Fall beers with pumpkins

    Estes Park brews for fall

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    Fall into great flavors with the craft brews of Estes Park this fall! Though any time is a good time to come sip our local beers, there’s something special about pairing these brews with our stunning fall hues. If you’re looking for an additional reason to visit Estes Park in the fall, our beer festivals might just seal the deal. Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival October 7, 2017 It seems like...

  • Bull elk bugling

    What is the elk rut?

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    Fall is a special time in Estes Park with cooler temperatures, gorgeous fall foliage, and the distant bugles of bull (male) elk! The bugling, a bellow with a grunt or a high-pitched call at the end, is used by the bulls to attract cows, or female elk, into their harem or to warn other bulls that they’re ready to fight. Other sounds you might hear from elk include a bark from a cow to warn others...

  • Dogs in the car

    Dog-friendly Estes Park

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    Estes Park is a wonderful family vacation destination – and we mean everyone in the family! Find dog-friendly things to do, places to dine, and hikes near Estes Park for your next family getaway to the mountains. Activities A walk around Estes Park is a great way to burn some energy (for your dog) and get to know the area (for you). Window shop along the Riverwalk – many stores are...

  • Fall in Rocky Mountain National Park

    Colorado fall foliage tips

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    We're getting closer to the most colorful time of the year! Every fall, many travelers head to Colorado to see the gorgeous hues take over and Estes Park is a top destination to see the fall foliage. Check out our fall foliage tips to better plan your visit to Estes Park and the greater Colorado area. Don’t forget your camera! When to visit It’s hard to determine in advance when the leaves...

  • Driving near Rocky Mountain National Park

    What to do if Rocky Mountain National Park is packed?

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    Summer is a peak traffic time for Rocky Mountain National Park but it's not the only place to go in the area! Check out some alternative hot spots near Estes Park for great views and fun as you wait for the lines to die down. Allenspark Head up Highway 7 for a beautifully scenic drive (including easy stops for stunning views of Longs Peak and Mount Meeker) to Allenspark, a small mountain town...

  • Red wine

    Wineries of the Rockies

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    There's not much to whine about when you visit Colorado - especially our wine! Get to know the wineries of the Rockies, including one in Estes Park, and plan ahead for the Estes Park Wine Festival, August 12 - 13! Snowy Peaks Winery Based in Estes Park, Snowy Peaks is a great place to spend an afternoon in town. On Friday nights, you can also catch live music from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. or attend the...

  • Driving along Trail Ridge Road

    Get to know Trail Ridge Road

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    Planning on driving along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) this summer? It’s a popular scenic drive near Estes Park and an amazing way to see the park with its unrivaled elevation and status as one of the top roads of America’s Byways in Colorado. The 48-mile road was first opened to drivers in 1932 and climbs as high as 12,000 ft. with about 11 miles of the trail above...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Adventures with altitude

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    Enjoy some high-flying adventures in the Rockies with our adventures with altitude. From the aerial tramway to whitewater rafting, we've got it all! Plan an epic summer vacation exploring Estes Park and gaining some impressive elevation. Aerial tramway An easy way for everyone to gain some elevation in Estes Park is to take a ride on the Aerial Tramway! The tram takes riders to the summit of...

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    Free family-friendly summer

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    Planning an affordable family vacation to Estes Park? Check out some of our top free or low-cost activities to add to your travel itinerary without breaking your vacation budget! Rock Climbing at Performance Park Be one of the first to scale the rock wall behind Performance Park at the west end of downtown Estes Park. Just installed this spring, the cliff face is now climbable, thanks to the...

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