Category Archives: Local Activities

Where to Cross Country Ski in RMNP

One way to beat the crowds at the downhill ski areas is to go cross country skiing. During the winter and spring months, the expansive terrain of Rocky Mountain National Park offers many incredible outdoor experiences for cross country skiers. Discover where to cross country ski in RMNP and start trekking towards your Rocky Mountain […]

12/21/2021 | by Lyles Armour | | Estes Park | Local Activities | Rocky Mountain National Park

Where to See Christmas Lights in Estes Park

Estes Park shines brightly throughout the year as the top destination when visiting Colorado. But it really sparkles during the holiday season. Our quaint downtown, local hotels, and businesses light up with decorative Christmas displays and colorful lights. So, gather up the family and take a drive or enjoy an evening stroll and discover below […]

| by Lyles Armour | | Estes Park | Holidays | Local Activities

4 Challenging Snowshoeing Trails in RMNP

Do you love outdoor adventures? Even during the winter months, there’s plenty to do in and around Estes Park. Get ready for snow-filled fun during your getaway. Explore these challenging snowshoeing trails in RMNP (Rocky Mountain National Park) this winter. Sky Pond Trail This trail is 8.4 miles, out and back, with an elevation gain […]

11/27/2021 | by Lyles Armour | | Local Activities | Outdoor Activities

Our Favorite Places to Photograph in Estes Park During the Winter

Estes Park is a photographer’s dream destination! Though beautiful year-round, there’s something about pristine white snow covering dark evergreens that adds a special touch to pictures of Estes Valley. Whether you’re a novice on a quick getaway or expert, you have to stop by these must-see places to photograph in Estes Park during the winter […]

11/23/2021 | by Lyles Armour | | Estes Park | Local Activities | Outdoor Activities | Rocky Mountain National Park

When do the Aspens Turn in Estes Park?

Visitors and locals all have the same question when it comes to autumn in Colorado. When do the aspens turn in Estes Park? Estes Park is home to many varieties of tree species, from pine to cottonwood, firs, and aspens. But the Aspen trees have long since become a representative of a quintessential Colorado fall, […]

09/26/2021 | by Lyles Armour | | Festivals & Events | Local Activities
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Our Favorite Things to do in Estes Park when it Rains

This spring and summer had brought a lot of rain to Estes Park and nearby Rocky Mountain National Park, prompting the question: What do you do in Estes Park when it rains? While we certainly an area that is known for its outdoor activities, there are plenty of things to do indoors when the weather […]

07/31/2021 | by Lyles Armour | | Estes Park | Local Activities
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6 Reasons Estes Park is the Best Mountain Town

Estes Park was named Best Mountain Town in Sunset’s 2018 Travel Awards for its charming downtown and front door entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Since 2018, there have been many improvements and changes that have taken place to enhance your getaway. Discover why so many come to visit and see why Estes Park is […]

01/26/2021 | by Lyles Armour | | Estes Park | Local Activities