Category Archives: Local Area

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5 Day Trips from Estes Park

While there is plenty to explore in Estes Park, there is a whole other world outside of town waiting to be discovered – that can easily be seen in a day. So, hop in your car or rent a car and discover these day trips from Estes Park. Lyons An easy 30-minute drive from Estes […]

05/14/2019 | by Lyles Armour | | Estes Park | Local Area | Rocky Mountain National Park
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What You Need to Know About Chapel on the Rock

While it might not be an obvious choice to visit a chapel during your Estes Park vacation, a visit to Chapel on the Rock is a must-see for anyone touring the area. This iconic landmark draws in locals and tourists alike from around the world wanting to capture their best photo of their favorite mountain […]

04/16/2019 | by Jessica Hughes | | Local Area
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Denver to Estes Park: How to Plan Your Trip

Sitting at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is a small mountain town that offers a lot for the outdoor enthusiast and a quiet reprieve for those who desire a peaceful weekend away. There are endless opportunities to hike through fields of wildflowers, hike majestic peaks, encounter wildlife, and so much more […]

03/26/2019 | by Jessica Hughes | | Local Area
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Your Guide to Estes Park Restaurants with a View

Incredible views aren’t only available in Rocky Mountain National Park, there are plenty of spectacular views that can be enjoyed in the heart of Estes Park, all while enjoying a delicious meal. Take in the beauty around you while dining out with these top Estes Park restaurants with a view. Twin Owl Steakhouse Surrounded by […]

03/25/2019 | by Jessica Hughes | | 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 Bill Goldmann | | 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 Bill Goldmann | | 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 Bill Goldmann | | 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 Bill Goldmann | | 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 Bill Goldmann | | 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 Bill Goldmann | | Estes Park | Holidays | 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 Bill Goldmann | | 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 Bill Goldmann | | 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 Bill Goldmann | | 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 Bill Goldmann | | 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
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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