Visiting Estes Park opens the door to a vast number of opportunities for fun. Heading to the Rocky Mountains is always a must, but plenty of adventure resides in Estes Park, completely free! From opportunities to learn more about the mountain town to gathering with the local community for an annual parade, we know how to enjoy Estes Park without going over budget!
Catch the Glow Parade
Kick off the start of the holiday season by attending the Catch the Glow Parade! On November 25, head to downtown Estes Park and watch eye-popping floats travel down Elkhorn Avenue. This parade is filled with the holiday spirit, and even Santa will make an appearance!
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
If you’re looking to see the red, orange, and yellow leaves of fall, we know just the spot to take in autumn foliage! The Peak-to-Peak Highway is a 55-mile stretch of road with beautiful scenery of mountains, grasslands, and forests. Hop on Highway 7 and take in all the fall beauty.
Roosevelt National Forest
Roosevelt National Forest is located south of Estes Park and is completely free to enter. The Lily Mountain Trail hosts activities like hiking, birdwatching, and even rock climbing. This trail is also dog-friendly, meaning your dog can tag along on your hike as long as it’s leashed!
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Estes Park is home to many talented and unique artistry. Aspen and Evergreen Gallery showcases works from over 50 artists in the area. They specialize in photography, woodwork, and blown glass, along with beautiful, handcrafted jewelry. Folk arts and crafts are available on display too, such as gourds and leatherwork.
Estes Park Museum
Dive into Estes Park’s rich history with a trip to the Estes Park Museum. This museum is entirely free but does accept donations. The main gallery holds historic photographs, artifacts, and works crafted by local artists.
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 by Fall River in Estes Park. 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!