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Estes Park Family Vacation Guide

Headed to Estes Park for a family vacation? With such a wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities, Estes Park is a great spot to bring the entire family for a memorable vacation. So, moms and dads grab your sons and/or daughters and add these fun Estes Park family activities to your travel itinerary. 

YMCA of the Rockies

Visit YMCA of the Rockies-Estes Park Center for a variety of activities, fit for the entire family. With activities such as miniature golf, challenge course, disc golf, and archery there is enough to keep the family busy and happily active. Visit their website for a full list of activities and events.

Explore Rocky Mountain National Park

No list of things to do in Estes Park is complete without a mention of Rocky Mountain National Park. Just minutes from Estes Park, this National Park is home to hundreds of trails, scenic drives, and a variety of wildlife. And no matter what time of year, there is an activity for the entire family to enjoy, such as snowshoeing and sledding in winter and hiking and biking in spring and summer.

Visit Estes Park Museum

As one of the leading local history museums in Colorado, Estes Park Museum houses 25,000 items showcasing the history of Estes Park and surrounding areas. With free admission, this is an excellent budget-friendly activity that will keep the kids engaged.

Open Air Adventure Park

Take your family vacation to new heights at the Open Air Adventure Park. Usually best enjoyed during the spring and summer months, you and the kids can fly high through the trees, walk over swinging bridges, test your balance on aerial tightropes, and so much more!

Spend a Day at Lake Estes

This local favorite is the perfect outdoor day activity that can be enjoyed year-round. Ice-skate in the winter, fish in the spring, or paddleboard in the summer. Or stay on dry land and enjoy a walk or bike ride around the lake, taking in the beautiful scenery around you.

Take a Class at Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Discover the Rockies by signing up for a class, tour or an excursion with the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. They offer a wide variety of kid-friendly classes that are field based on topics around wildflowers, mammals, birds, outdoor skills, photography and so much more!

Go Fishing

Head out to Trout Haven Fishing Pond for one of the best places to drop in a line and spend the day reeling in some fish. With their well-stocked fishing pond, you are almost guaranteed to catch something and as a bonus, they will even clean, pack, and freeze anything you catch that you want to keep.

 Go Horseback Riding

What kid doesn’t want play cowboy? Try the next best thing and enjoy a leisurely outing with a horseback trail ride through the Rockies. With a variety of outings offered by different outfitters throughout the area, there is bound to be something fun for the entire family.

Become a Junior Ranger

Parents take your kids up to Rocky Mountain National Park and pick up a free Junior Ranger activity booklet, then head out and complete the activities and get a Junior Range badge today!

Now you know what activities you will be doing during your Estes Park family vacation, book your stay now at one of our many Rocky Mountain Resorts accommodations

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