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    Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Estes Park Elk Fest

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    Every year in the fall, the delightfully haunting bugle of an elk can be heard throughout the Rockies and in the town of Estes Park. Elktober, otherwise known as the month of October, kicks off with the celebration of the season at the Estes Park Elk Fest. Visitors can enjoy live music, elk seminars, a beer garden, food, and a self-guided elk-viewing tour. Related: What is the elk rut? As the...

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    How to Enjoy the Fall Colors in Estes Park

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    The first day of fall is September 22nd, and along with cooler crisp autumn days we can expect to see golden aspens basking in all their glory around Estes Park very soon. Groves of aspen trees start to light up the area with shades of red, orange, and yellow offer a spectacular display only Mother Nature can provide. We are so lucky that our resort is right in the middle of Colorado fall...

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    What’s on Tap: Best Estes Park Brews

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    One thing Coloradans do very well is how to enjoy a good beer after a long hike in the mountains. With Rocky Mountain National Park close by and several Estes Park breweries in town, it is easy to live like a local. Cool off this summer after your hike and enjoy some of the best Estes Park brews in town from these Estes Park breweries.   Estes Park Brewery Since 1993 Estes Park Brewery has...

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    Fall Festivals in Estes Park

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    With cooler days upon us, fall in Estes Park is a great time to visit. With bugling elk and colorful fall foliage sprinkling the mountain slopes of the Rockies, it’s no wonder that even after the summer has passed people still find their way up to Estes Park. And there certainly is no shortage of festivals and activities that take place in the fall, so be sure to plan your next vacation around...

  • Best Wildflower Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

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    Summer in the Rockies is perfectly picturesque, with vibrant blooms and rugged mountain peaks in the background.  Add a little color to your outdoor adventures and use our guide to the best wildflower hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park.    Beginner   Nymph Lake This easy half-mile route from Bear Lake to Nymph Lake is the perfect short-day excursion to see Rocky Mountain wildflowers. The...

  • Fourth of July in Estes Park

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    As the quintessential mountain town, Estes Park is the ideal place to commemorate our nation’s birthday and when staying with Rocky Mountain Resorts you are conveniently located near all of the action! So, celebrate Fourth of July in Estes Park with our guide to all of the festivities in town.   Coolest Car Show On July 4th head out to the Coolest Car Show at the Estes Park Events Complex. See...

  • Top 5 Scenic Drives Near Estes Park

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    While Estes Park boasts many opportunities for exploring the beautiful Rocky Mountains on foot, there is no need to get out of your car to enjoy some of the most stunning destinations in Colorado. Fill up the gas tank, head out for the day and take one of these scenic drives near Estes Park. 1. Trail Ridge Road As one of the most popular scenic drives in Colorado, Trail Ridge Road is the...

  • How to Choose a Hiking Boot

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    Summertime in the Rockies is the best time to head out for a hike, but just as the right ski boot is needed for skiing, having the right hiking boot can make or break your summer hiking adventure. Picking the right hiking boot can mean the difference between a blistering blunder and an enjoyable hike. Use our guide on how to choose a hiking boot for your next mountain adventure in Estes...

  • Vacation Guide: Best Biking Trails near Estes Park

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    Have a need for speed or want to challenge yourself at a higher altitude on your next biking adventure? See more of Estes Park and its surrounding areas by grabbing your bike or renting one and hitting the trails. Ranging from beginner to advanced, these are our favorite biking trails near Estes Park! Beginner For the novice bike rider or those who are biking with the family, hit the trails on...

  • 8 Challenging Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

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    Calling all expert hikers! It’s time to hit the trails with our favorite challenging hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. 1. Hallett Peak –Generally rated as strenuous, hikers gain stunning mountain views that make it well worth it. Reaching a height of 12,713 feet, the trail begins at Bear Lake, which starts at 9,475 feet. Hikers will be met with spectacular views of Longs Peak, the Keyboard...

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