With snow-covered mountains, trees, and trails it’s truly a winter wonderland here in Estes Park. There are many ways to discover the beauty of the season with activities like snowshoeing and sledding but here are a few different ways to enjoy Estes Park in the winter.

Warm up from the inside out

One of the best ways to stay warm this winter is to warm up from the inside out with a good sip of whiskey. Estes Park has quickly become Colorado’s whiskey destination, with independent distilleries like Dancing Pines Distillery and Elkins Distilling Co. it’s easy to find a tasting room to cozy up to. Plus, the Stanley Hotel offers Colorado’s largest selection of whiskey, so you are sure to find something to your liking.

Read here for our tips on tasting Estes Park spirits.

Also be sure to mark your calendars for the Whiskey Warm Up, March 2nd, 2019 for a weekend of unlimited samples from over 20 distilleries, a souvenir tasting glass, and live music. To learn about other events happening in Estes Park be sure to visit our events page.

Winter wildlife viewing

While Estes Park might be known for its wildlife viewing opportunities in the summer and fall, winter is a great time to catch a glimpse of our beloved local fauna – without the crowds. See everything from moose and elk to a variety of birds during Estes Park in the winter.

Read here for tips on winter wildlife viewing.

Estes Park Winter Festival

Ok so the Estes Park Winter Festival may not be new, but it is a favorite event that celebrates the local flavor and charm of Estes Park in the winter. Celebrate the season with award-winning chili, local beers, and live entertainment. It’s a weekend not to be missed.

Plan your trip to Estes Park and browse here for affordable Estes Park lodging at Rocky Mountain Resorts.

Cross-country skiing

There are many outdoor recreational activities available to visitors during the winter near Estes Park like snowshoeing, sledding, and downhill skiing but a fun and different way to see Estes Park is cross-country skiing. Relax amongst the whistling pines and explore almost-untouched landscapes that offer a new vantage point away from the crowds.

Estes Park lodging

When deciding on Estes Park lodging for your next winter escape, be sure to browse our affordable cabins and vacation rentals at Rocky Mountain Resorts. Starting at $89 a night, our accommodations are perfectly located in the heart of Estes Park, close to all your mountain winter adventures.

Take advantage of our winter specials and book your stay with us today!