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    Winter wildlife watching

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    Though you might not run into as many crowds in Rocky Mountain National Park this time of year the park is still filled with wildlife and you’ll want to keep a lookout for them as you explore Estes Park in the winter. What you’ll see Though our yellow-bellied marmots and black bears hibernate and the hummingbirds migrate, there is wildlife that stays on the move in the winter. Keep a lookout...

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    10 Things to do in Estes Park this winter

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    Estes Park isn’t just a top vacation destination in the summer as there are so many things to do when the snow starts falling around here! See our top 10 picks for things to do in Estes Park this winter! 1. Snowshoeing One of the most popular snowy activities around here is snowshoeing and Rocky Mountain Resorts rents snowshoes to all of our guests at no charge! Rocky Mountain National Park is...

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    Unique Estes Park gifts for everyone on your holiday list

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    Put the biggest smile on the face of everyone on your wish list with these creative holiday gift ideas that you can find right here in Estes Park! We’ve got shops for everything you need right in town for a truly memorable holiday gift! Food Candy: Stop by one (or all) of Estes Park’s amazing candy and taffy shops to stock up on boxes of the sweets or just get a few handfuls to put inside...

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    The holiday season in Estes Park

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    There’s a crisp breeze in the air that signals that the most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us and we can think of no better place to enjoy the holiday season than in the Rockies. Celebrate the holiday season in Estes Park with these fun events and festive things to do! Events Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration November 24, 2017 Get in the holiday spirit after...

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    Cozy concoctions in Estes Park

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    Both the leaves and the temperatures are falling in Estes Park and to help stay warm, both inside and out, we’ll be enjoying some of these hot beverages in town this fall! Whether you want just a regular cup of black coffee or want to indulge your taste buds with flavorful creations, be sure to check out these hot spots for a hot drink! Inkwell & Brew Inkwell & Brew is the perfect place to get...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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