Wondering what to do in Estes Park at night? Don’t worry the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down in our little mountain town. So, we’ve gathered up a list of our favorite activities and places to go to have a good time!

Visit Rocky Mountain National Park

Yes, that’s right Rocky Mountain National Park is open at night. In fact, the park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (weather permitting)! One of the best reasons to visit at night would be to catch a full moon rise over the Rockies or pull out your telescope and stare up at the blanket of stars. And on a really clear night, the Milky Way. Visiting at night is a unique way to see the park, especially with the moon and stars guiding the way.

The Wheel Bar

A long-standing tradition in Estes Park is to grab a drink at The Wheel Bar. Located in the heart of town, The Wheel Bar has been serving locals and travelers alike since 1945! Still a family-run business, it’s the place where you come in a stranger and leave feeling like family.

Live music at The Barrel

Another fun spot for nightlife fun in Estes Park is to catch some live music at The Barrel. In addition to their constant flood of live music, they also host a variety of events throughout the year. On a beautiful night (or day), enjoy music, food, and drinks in the beer garden for a night to remember.

Historic Stanley Night Tour

Visit one of the most iconic landmarks in Estes Park with the historic Stanley Night Tour. Immerse yourself in the history of The Stanley Hotel after dark with a 60-minute walking tour that takes you through the mysterious secrets and spirited tales of the hotel. Advance tickets are required.

Avant-Garde Aleworks

Whether it’s date night or during the day, stop in at the Avant Garde Aleworks. This hip new brewery in town not only pours some great tasting beers, but they are also home to arguably the best outdoor patio in Estes Park. Join them for Taproom Trivia every Thursday at 6:00 pm or yoga on the patio in the summer. It’s a truly refreshing place to enjoy some local brews using that fresh Rocky Mountain water.

Be sure to also visit these other Estes Park breweries.

Snowy Peaks Winery

If beer isn’t your thing, stop in at the Snowy Peaks Winery, Estes Park’s only winery. Their selection of whites, roses, reds, and dessert wines make sure there is something for everyone.  A family-friendly place to visit, Snowy Peaks also offers a children’s room with toys, games, and juice tastings. Buy a bottle or two for a picnic at Rocky Mountain National Park or bring it back to your romantic cabin from Rocky Mountain Resorts!

Relax by the fire or in a hut tub

One of the best ways to enjoy Estes Park at night is with a good book, a glass of wine or beer, and good stories, curled up by the fire or soaking in a relaxing hot tub. You can do just that with a stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts. Many of our vacation rentals feature a warming fireplace, private hot tub, and of course scenic views of Estes Park.

Discover our cabins with a private hot tub, cabins with a fireplace, or even accommodations with a whirlpool tub. Either way, an evening of relaxation isn’t far away when booking one of our Estess Park lodging options. 

Visiting this winter? Be sure to take advantage of our winter special for the best rates possible!