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  • 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...

  • 2018 Summer Events in Estes Park

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    Save the date for these upcoming summer events in Estes Park and start planning your vacation today!   Art Market of Estes Park May 26th – 28th Kick summer off over Memorial Day weekend with the 19th annual Art Market of Estes Park. See a wide variety of fine arts and crafts from local Colorado artists. From paintings, ceramics, stained glass, and photography, there is sure to be something...

  • Top 10 Things to Consider When Planning Your Rocky Mountain Wedding

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    Wedding planning can be quite challenging and mountain weddings tend to require a bit more additional planning with the outdoor elements to think about. So, we have compiled a list of wedding tips to consider when planning your perfect Rocky Mountain wedding.   Pick Your Season – Really any season here in Estes Park is a great time to have a wedding but understanding what each season brings...

  • How to Enjoy Springtime in Rocky Mountain National Park

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    It’s springtime in the Rockies! The weather is cool, flowers are budding, and the crowds are minimal. Head outdoors and enjoy all the things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park during this season of re-birth. And with National Park Week coming up, you can enjoy a free day at the park, making this the perfect time of year to visit. Bask in Sunny Meadows While the higher peaks will still be...

  • Estes Park Family Vacation Guide

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    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...

  • Top Trails for Snowshoeing in Estes Park

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    With springtime bringing some of the best snow in Colorado, now is the time to hit the trails! Snowshoeing in Estes Park is one of the more popular activities amongst locals, and we wanted to share some of the best trails to explore while on vacation. Rated from beginner to expert, check out our favorite local snowshoeing trails that are sure to make your stay in the Rockies...

  • Top 14 Romantic Activities in Estes Park

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    Planning a romantic couples retreat to Estes Park? With so many romantic activities in Estes Park to help make your stay special, we compiled a list of our top Estes Park date activities that are sure to add a little spark! Grab a boxed lunch at Donut Haus for a romantic picnic and take a stroll through Rocky Mountain National Park for a special day with the one you love.   What is more...

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