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    Estes Park summer 2017 events

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    Though it feels like winter might not want to quit around here in Colorado, we can’t help but get excited about the wonderful lineup of summer activities happening near Rocky Mountain National Park! Plan your Estes Park vacation around these fun summer events - many with free entry! June Jazz Fest Weekend, June 3 – 4 The mountains are alive with the sound of music in early June at the annual...

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    Alternatives to Moraine Park Campground

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    Looking for alternative lodging with the Moraine Park Campground closure? For most of May, the campground will be closed for water system repairs and since you’ll still have plenty of time in the summer for camping but have already dreamed of the perfect Rocky Mountain National Park getaway, we do have options for you! Our Triple R Cottages in Estes Park are close to the national park’s entrance...

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    Off the beaten path Estes Park

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    Planning to visit Estes Park this year and looking to get away from some of the crowds or desiring a more authentic experience? See Estes Park like a local with some of these hidden gems, shops, and restaurants that are off the beaten path! El Mex-Kal, 160 1st Street, Estes Park This family-owned and operated Mexican restaurant offers authentic (and delicious!) cuisine. Located near the...

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    Hiking safety tips

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    Rocky Mountain National Park is wonderful to explore by hiking but we want to make sure you make it back to your Estes Park cabin safely! We’ve outlined some of our top hiking safety tips and hiking etiquette reminders before you hit the trail. Check conditions Check the trail and weather conditions on the day of your hike to ensure there are no closures or impacted trails. Keep a close eye on...

  • Estes Park's Centennial Celebration

    Estes Park Centennial

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    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 beginners

    Snowshoeing for beginners

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    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...

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    Infographic: Honeymoon in Estes Park

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    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!

  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    2017 Free entry days to RMNP and tips for visiting

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    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...

  • Married in the mountains

    Find Rocky Mountain wedding inspiration at the Estes Park Bridal Show

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    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...

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    Après Ski, Après Snowshoe, Après Snowplay – Whatever You Après, Après in Estes Park!

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    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...

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