The snow is beginning to fall, and winter is right around the corner in Estes Park! Chillier weather brings new opportunities for our Rocky Mountain town, especially for families. The mountains are frosted with snow, downtown Estes Park illuminates with thousands of twinkling lights, and it all brings a sense of family fun during the season. Get bundled up and discover the perfect winter trip to Estes Park with kids.

Downtown Holiday Lights

Are you looking for a family getaway during the holidays? There’s no better way to feel the holiday spirit than a fun stroll under the twinkling lights in downtown Estes Park. Starting November 19, Elkhorn Avenue will be glowing in vibrant and colorful lights for the holidays. It’s a perfect way to end a fun day of Rocky Mountain activities!


Snow begins to fall as early as November here in Estes Park. One perfect way to take on the winter wonderland is to hop on a sled with your family! Rent all your sledding gear at Estes Park Mountain Shop and head to Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. This spot within the park is the hub for sledding and even skiing!


Another terrific way to have fun in the snow is to bundle up and bike through the snowfall in Estes Park. Your family can leisurely ride through areas like Lake Estes and even more scenic places like Stanley Park. Take a well-deserved break at the River Walk and grab a hot chocolate or another great snack.


The beauty within Rocky Mountain National Park is even more breathtaking during the winter. The snow adorning the vast nature is a beautiful sight and calls for a winter hike! The hiking trail to Upper Beaver Meadows is relatively easy and allows your family to explore the winter scenery comfortably. This one-mile loop is home to beautiful meadow views with the mountains in the distance.

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. 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!