Category Archives: Local Area

Indoor Activities in Estes Park

It’s getting chilly out and if outdoor activities aren’t your thing, Estes Park has plenty to do this winter season that doesn’t involve snow! So, head inside and enjoy these indoor activities in Estes Park. Catch a flick Check out the latest cinema production at the oldest operating movie theater in the United States that […]

11/19/2018 | by B. Goldman | | Estes Park | Local Area

Sip and Savor | 5 Tips for Tasting Estes Park Spirits

It’s the month we welcome ghostly spirits, but around here we are always ready to welcome a spirit in a glass! Enjoy the distilleries in Estes Park and taste locally distilled spirits with these five tips! Learn how to taste spirits like an expert and where to go in Estes Park to do so! Tip #1 […]

10/18/2018 | by B. Goldman | | Estes Park | Local Area

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Estes Park Elk Fest

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 […]

09/11/2018 | by B. Goldman | | Estes Park | Local Area

How to Enjoy the Fall Colors in Estes Park

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 […]

09/07/2018 | by B. Goldman | | Estes Park | Local Area

What’s on Tap: Best Estes Park Brews

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 […]

08/19/2018 | by B. Goldman | | Estes Park | Local Area

Fall Festivals in Estes Park

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 […]

08/13/2018 | by B. Goldman | | Estes Park | Holidays | Local Area

Best Wildflower Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

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 […]

07/10/2018 | by B. Goldman | | Estes Park | Local Area

Fourth of July in Estes Park

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 […]

06/26/2018 | by B. Goldman | | Estes Park | Holidays | Local Area

Top 5 Scenic Drives Near Estes Park

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. […]

06/22/2018 | by B. Goldman | | Estes Park | Local Area

Vacation Guide: Best Biking Trails near Estes Park

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 […]

05/22/2018 | by B. Goldman | | Estes Park | Local Area

8 Challenging Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

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. […]

05/08/2018 | by B. Goldman | | Estes Park | Local Area

Top 10 Things to Consider When Planning Your Rocky Mountain Wedding

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 […]

04/13/2018 | by B. Goldman | | Estes Park | Local Area

How to Enjoy Springtime in Rocky Mountain National Park

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 […]

04/03/2018 | by B. Goldman | | Estes Park | Local Area

Winter Wildlife Watching

Though you might not run into as many crowds in Rocky Mountain National Park this time of year the park is still filled with wildlife and you’ll want to keep a lookout for them as you explore Estes Park in the winter. What you’ll see Though our yellow-bellied marmots and black bears hibernate and the […]

12/20/2017 | by Lyles Armour | | Estes Park | Local Area
Autumn view of a colorful mountain valley in Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado fall foliage tips

We're getting closer to the most colorful time of the year! Every fall, many travelers head to Colorado to see the gorgeous hues take over and Estes Park is a top destination to see the fall foliage. Check out our fall foliage tips to better plan your visit to Estes Park and the greater Colorado […]

08/18/2017 | by Lyles Armour | | Estes Park | Local Area

What to do if Rocky Mountain National Park is packed?

Summer is a peak traffic time for Rocky Mountain National Park but it's not the only place to go in the area! Check out some alternative hot spots near Estes Park for great views and fun as you wait for the lines to die down. Allenspark Head up Highway 7 for a beautifully scenic drive […]

07/28/2017 | by Lyles Armour | | Estes Park | Local Area

Get to know Trail Ridge Road

Planning on driving along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) this summer? It’s a popular scenic drive near Estes Park and an amazing way to see the park with its unrivaled elevation and status as one of the top roads of America’s Byways in Colorado. The 48-mile road was first opened to […]

06/23/2017 | by Lyles Armour | | Estes Park | Local Area

Adventures with altitude

Enjoy some high-flying adventures in the Rockies with our adventures with altitude. From the aerial tramway to whitewater rafting, we've got it all! Plan an epic summer vacation exploring Estes Park and gaining some impressive elevation. Aerial tramway An easy way for everyone to gain some elevation in Estes Park is to take a ride […]

06/09/2017 | by Lyles Armour | | Estes Park | Local Area
Forest, Water, Waterfall, Woodland, Boulder

Hiking safety tips

Rocky Mountain National Park is wonderful to explore by hiking but we want to make sure you make it back to your Estes Park cabin safely! We’ve outlined some of our top hiking safety tips and hiking etiquette reminders before you hit the trail. Check conditions Check the trail and weather conditions on the day […]

04/21/2017 | by Lyles Armour | | Estes Park | Local Area
Snowshoes

Snowshoeing for beginners

We know spring is almost upon us and most people are getting ready to retire their winter gear in favor of warmer weather wear. But, March and early April can be some of the snowiest months in Estes Park and a perfect time to explore Rocky Mountain National Park by snowshoeing! If you’ve never thought […]

03/09/2017 | by Lyles Armour | | Estes Park | Local Area