Wintertime has arrived in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Snow is beginning to fall, and this time of year brings an entirely new experience for those who visit! A trip into the Rocky Mountains is not complete without taking part in some fun winter activities in Estes Park. Whether you strap on your snowshoes to hike through the Rocky Mountains or shop in our winter wonderland, so much is waiting for you!


Strap on your snowshoes this winter and take on the snow surrounding the Rocky Mountains! The snow atop the mountains gives a magical glow to Estes Park and makes for a perfect winter-time hike. Snowshoeing trails in Rocky Mountain National Park can be relatively easy and allow you to explore the winter scenery comfortably, especially at the Bear Lake Trailhead!

Holiday Shopping

If you need a little break from some fun in the snow, you can enjoy the Rocky Mountain atmosphere of downtown Estes Park. During the holiday season, Elkhorn Avenue is your hub for finding the perfect presents for your loved ones. Plus, the shopping area glows with twinkling lights during the holidays!

A Winter Bike Ride

It may be cold out, but Estes Park still has opportunities to hop on a bike and pedal through our serene winter setting. Fat Tire bikes are the best way to ride through the snow easily! Rent from a local outfitter like Estes Park Mountain Shop and take on the snow or the Estes Park bike trails.

Winter Wildlife

Wintertime doesn’t stop you from spotting local wildlife in Estes Park! If you plan on visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, prepare to see the sights of pikas, birds, and elk. Elk tends to travel down the mountains in the winter to warmer areas. They’re a familiar sight when exploring the Estes Park area before you head into the mountains!

Stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts

Located in the town of Estes Park and just minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, Rocky Mountain Resorts is the ideal choice for lodging in the area and fun winter activities in Estes Park. We offer a variety of accommodations ranging from cozy cabins and cottages to large and spacious vacation homes. Guests enjoy the nightlife of downtown Estes Park and are less than a 10-minute drive from all that Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer. You truly have the best access to must-do Estes Park activities with a stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts!