Rocky Mountain Resorts Blog
Estes Park CentennialPosted On 03/28/17
While Estes Park is celebrating our Centennial year in 2017, the town’s history began long before it was established in 1917. The Arapaho tribe frequented the Estes Valley in the late 1700s, and in 1859, Joel Estes, a Kentucky-born adventurer who struck it rich in the California gold rush, “discovered” the Estes Valley. The town of Estes Park was platted in 1905 by Abner Sprague, and within a...
Snowshoeing for beginnersPosted On 03/09/17
We know spring is almost upon us and most people are getting ready to retire their winter gear in favor of warmer weather wear. But, March and early April can be some of the snowiest months in Estes Park and a perfect time to explore Rocky Mountain National Park by snowshoeing! If you’ve never thought of snowshoeing before or don’t know what to expect, we’ve outlined some great snowshoeing tips...
Infographic: Honeymoon in Estes ParkPosted On 02/17/17
Estes Park is a year-round honeymoon destination, especially for adventurous and active couples looking for a fun start to their married life. Discover the activities and events of the four seasons in Estes Park and see why it might be the perfect place for your honeymoon with our infographic!
2017 Free entry days to RMNP and tips for visitingPosted On 02/14/17
Save on your entry fees to Rocky Mountain National Park by visiting over the fee-free days of 2017! We've also compiled some tips to help you maximize your time in the Park! Each year, Rocky Mountain National Park and the National Park Service offer fee-free days in honor of national holidays or special Park Service celebrations. In 2017, these days offer free entry: January 16 – Martin...
Find Rocky Mountain wedding inspiration at the Estes Park Bridal ShowPosted On 02/09/17
Registration is open for the Estes Park Wedding Association Bridal Show, held on Sunday, February 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come meet with local, expert vendors and get ideas and information for your Rocky Mountain wedding! The show is at The Estes Park Event Center, 1125 Rooftop Way, and an admission ticket is only $10 (just $5 per additional guest). The show is a great opportunity to learn...
Après Ski, Après Snowshoe, Après Snowplay – Whatever You Après, Après in Estes Park!Posted On 12/26/16
Winter is officially here and with it comes plenty of snow in the backcountry. Estes Park is the basecamp for Rocky Mountain National Park, which means outdoor adventures are plentiful year-round with winter being no exception. From backcountry skiing (cross-country and downhill) to snowshoeing your favorite trails to sledding down Hidden Valley, there are lots of great ways to get outside, burn...
Walking in a winter wonderland: Estes Park snowshoeing and skiing trailsPosted On 12/15/16
Snow is one of the best reasons to explore Rocky Mountain National Park! Whether you've got winter hiking boots, snowshoes, or cross-country skis, here are some of our favorite winter trails! Snowshoeing When the snow is fluffy and falling, strap on your snowshoes and hit the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park! Prime snowshoeing season is from December to March. Don’t forget – we offer...
Holiday recipes for your stay at Rocky Mountain ResortsPosted On 11/21/16
A big draw of booking a cabin in Estes Park is the included kitchen so you can prepare your own meals and treats! We do know, though, that your time off for the holidays is valuable, and who wants to waste a bunch of time finding a ton of ingredients at the local grocery store? We’d rather be in the kitchen or around the fire enjoying the food with our friends and family. To help with that, we...
Holidays in Estes ParkPosted On 11/21/16
The holidays are a magical time in Estes Park and if you're coming out in November or December, there’s no shortage of outdoor recreational activities to enjoy or themed events to attend. Here are some of our top picks with tips from a local on how to enjoy the holiday season in Estes Park.
Active adults in Estes ParkPosted On 11/02/16
There’s never a bad season to visit Estes Park but autumn is especially fun with its cooler temperatures, fewer crowds, and incredible fall foliage. For older active adults and retirees, fall is a great time to visit with a plethora of activities to enjoy during your little getaway. We’ve compiled a list of some of our top picks for active adults: Scenic drives – A scenic drive is a great way...