This entry was posted 05/05/2013
Open Air Adventure Park -303-946-5494 Opening soon at 470 Prospect Village Dr.
This entry was posted 03/08/2013
Experience Dinosaur Ridge where 150 million year old dinosaur bones are encased in sandstone at eye level and visitors are encouraged to touch, feel, and experience these remnants from Late Jurassic floodplains and stream channels! 100 million year old dinosaur tracks sit atop layers of sand and mudstone, the pads of the toes and patterns of migration seen in over 300 footprints and 37 trackways. At our Visitor Center you can enjoy our Gift Shop, Trek Through Time exhibits, a simulated dinosaur dig, and even grab a bite to eat from our snack shack! There’s something for everyone here at the Ridge, so let’s go explore! Guided tours are available year round to groups of all ages including families, daycares, home school groups, private school groups, public school groups (kindergarten through college), civic groups, clubs, and senior centers. These tours should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. FREE Admission to the Dinosaur Ridge’s Exhibit Hall, Trek Through Time with this coupon http://www.coloradokids.com/coupon.php?id=23050675
This entry was posted 06/16/2010
This has been an exciting week in wildlife here in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Beyond a band of 6 rams visiting Sheep Lakes mid morning, two days ago there were reports of a Moose wading in one of the sheep lakes. The owls around the Alluvial Fan have fledged and are getting harder to find. Baby elk are all over the park, with one claiming the westbound side of the road on Trail Ridge just past Forest Canyon Overlook, probably enjoying the warm blacktop. Moose have been commonly spotted on the west side of the park, and there are a few reddish brown baby moose as well. There are a lot of birds nesting or starting to nest. The choke cherries are in full bloom lower in the park so there are some great smells as well as the gold banner blooming all over Moraine Park. One of my photo tour high lights was a badger in Moraine Park around mid-day.
I took this photo of the American Badger on June 13th. For information on Photo Safaris or Wildlife and Nature Tours visit YWGuiding.com
This entry was posted 06/08/2010
Estes Park Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park provide an abundance of things to do during the summer. Rocky Mountain Nature Association has offered educational and exciting field-based seminars for 48 years. Topics include photography, arts and writing, nature hikes and more. Experience Rocky Mountain National Park as a classroom without walls and learn from some of the best instructors available. Visitors benefit from lectures and field trips that give them an experience of personal instruction. For more information and a list of seminars visit www.rmna.org.
This entry was posted 06/07/2010
Lodging deals in Estes Park are available and visitors can plan a vacation they can afford. Take a look at the Specials and Packages page to find great lodging deals at hotels, cabins, inn, condos, vacation homes and more. Don’t put off the well deserved Colorado Vacation just because you think its too expensive. Many lodging properties in the Estes Park area offer special pricing during off peak times and for longer stays. Spend less and stay longer with specials on the Hot Deals page. Take time to check out the specials pages on the website’s of each property to find specials if you are planning a trip on short notice or if you can come before July 1st or after Aug. 15th. Midweek specials are also available. Estes Park lodging discounts are even available during high season for longer stays.
This entry was posted 04/03/2010
Are you thinking about coming up to Estes? There are some really fun places to stay and spending the night allows you to take advantage of all the great breakfast spots too. Of course, if you’re staying in a bed and breakfast, you’ll wake up to hot blueberry pancakes or orange scones but the rest of us will have to enjoy a stroll by the creek on our way over to breakfast on the patio. After we eat, we’ll have to decide if it’s going to be some golf today or a hike.
Depending on what type of place you want to stay at, lodging is easy to find…if you call ahead. Don’t make the mistake that many make. People who drive up from Denver during the high season and expect to get a room at the last minute may find themselves struggling to find a room. During the summer months most of the “no vacancy” signs are lit. To assure that you don’t get stuck without a place to spend the night, consider booking in advance. Our accommodations page has a complete listing of all of the best places to stay. As the official website of the Estes Area Lodging Association, you can be assured that there’s no better place to find your accommodations.
If you’re looking for lodging Estes Park has something for everyone’s budget. From economical one-room cabins to fancy condos, there’s surely something you’ll like. We hope to see you soon!
This entry was posted 04/01/2010
Did you know that Estes Park is one of the nation’s most popular spots for weddings? It’s true. The magnificent scenery provided by the spectacular peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park make it the perfect spot.
If you’re considering getting married in Estes Park, you may need a photographer, caterer, limo driver, and of course the banquet hall. Obviously, Estes Park has everything you need to make you special day memorable. To discover more about all of the resources to make your wedding perfect, start by clicking on the weddings and romance button on our home page.
If you’re planning on a small wedding or even a large one, finding a place to stay is key. To see a complete list of lodging in Estes Park, click on the accommodations tab.
As for your honeymoon, you won’t even need to leave. Estes makes the perfect destination and thousands of couples have enjoyed their honeymoon right here. Many more have also celebrated their anniversaries here year after year. We hope to see you soon and wish you all our best as you plan your wonderful day!
This entry was posted 03/30/2010
Hungry? Well, there’s no shortage of great restaurants in Estes Park. From Italian and Mexican to Ice Cream and Candy, the possibilities are endless. Maybe you’re in the mood for a micro-brewed beer and some local mountain cuisine, head on over to one of the brew pubs or mountain taverns. Want something fancy? There are some great places with fabulous menus that will please even the most discriminating palates.
If you also need lodging Estes Park has an abundance of places to stay. With more than 3 million visitors each year to nearby Rocky Mountain Nation Park, the town offers tons of great places to spend the night. Whether you’re looking for a quaint bed and breakfast or a rustic cabin, there’s something for everyone. Just check out our accommodations page for a complete listing of the best places to stay.
This entry was posted 03/28/2010
What could be more Western that horseback riding. Most people have never even had the opportunity to ride a horse, let along in the majestic splendor of the Rocky Mountains. Estes Park offers several locations to take a guided horseback riding tour.
If you’re up for the night or for an extended stay and you need lodging Estes Park has many great places to stay. For a comprehensive list, check out our accommodations page.
This entry was posted 03/26/2010
Are you thinking about coming to Estes Park? Have you found a place to stay yet? Well, you’ve landed on the Estes Area Lodging Association website which is chalk-full of all of the town’s greatest places to stay, plus a list of all of the fun things to do on your vacation. Basically, this is your one-stop shop for everything Estes Park.
So what’s available in Estes?
If it’s a fun, old-fashioned family vacation you’re after, maybe you’d like to rent a rustic cabin. Load the kids in the station wagon, hit the open road and head for Colorado. Once you arrive you’ll have to find a post card that says, “Welcome to Colorful Colorado. Wish you Were Here.” This is the epitome of a road trip. When was the last time you went horseback riding?
Or maybe you’re looking for a relaxing, romantic get-away. How’s a massage and hot stone treatment sound. Or maybe a steam bath and a facial with a glass of champagne.
Guys, you might want something a little more rugged while the ladies are relaxing. I’ve got it. You could rent a snow mobile and hit the back country. Now doesn’t that sound exciting.
No matter what you’re thinking you’d like, Estes Park has it all. For those needing lodging Estes Park Convention and Visitor’s Bureau offers assistance or you can just pop on over to our accommodations section and begin your search through our comprehensive lodging listings.
This entry was posted 03/25/2010
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This entry was posted 03/24/2010
The Estes Area Lodging Association is a group of hotel, motel, cabin, condo and bed and breakfast owners who all support each other. In these rough economic times, associations are relied upon more and more as small business owners are encountering challenges that they have not seen before.
Tourism is by far the largest industry in Estes and lodging plays a major role. Because of lodging Estes Park is able to accommodate the 3 million annual visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park. Many tourists come up from Denver for the day but many more come from far away and stay for days or even weeks at a time. They come to enjoy the once in a lifetime, spectacular views of the Rockies hoping to catch a glimpse of an elk or maybe even a bear.
Tourists enjoy outdoor activities like fishing, canoeing, hiking, camping, rock climbing and more but it’s the great dining and unique shops that attract others. Perhaps it’s a combination for you. Or maybe the kids would enjoy things like bumper boats, the giant 3-story slide, miniature golf or even a ride up the mountain on an arial tram. No matter what you’re looking for, Estes Park has it all.
This entry was posted 03/22/2010
Bed and breakfasts seem to be all the rage these days. If you’ve never tried one, this summer may be the perfect time. Traditionally, BNBs are quaint places that offer a homey atmosphere as opposed to a hotel or motel. At a bed and breakfast you can expect to meet other couples, sometimes even sharing a table so be prepared. Some people find it a little awkward at first but after your first meal, you’ll see that meeting other tourists can be exciting. Where else will you have the opportunity to get to know someone who quite possible lives in another country.
Estes Park has quite an assortment of great BNBs. If you need a quote for lodging Estes Park has several resources including the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Or feel free to browse on over to our Bed and Breakfast page to see a complete listing of the town’s best spots.
This entry was posted 03/20/2010
Just ask the locals. They’ll tell you. That’s why they live here.
Some will tell you it’s the air. Until you’ve taken a deep breath and smelled the pine, you can’t understand it. Or maybe it’s the sound of the breeze through the tall pines. Or the sound of the elk in the fall. Then again, it could be the sound of the rushing streams filled with cold spring water and fat trout.
Of course, some people might tell you that it’s the people. They just seem friendlier. It’s things like the little bell that rings when you open the squeaky door to the candy store. The pace of life just seems to be a little slower as everyone slows down and enjoys the little things.
If you’d like to take a breath of the alpine air for yourself you may need to learn more about the lodging Estes Park has to offer. Discover all of the town’s best deals on our specials page. Look for the link at the top of our home page.
This entry was posted 03/18/2010
For those of you who are more interested in the pristine glory of Rocky Mountain National Park than black diamond slopes of Vail, the winter activities in Estes are phenomenal. From sledding and cross country skiing to ice skating and snow shoeing, there’s no shortage of winter activities here.
In fact, this year the Estes Park Winter Festival offers fun for the entire family. Chili cook-offs, snowman-building and other fun activities await those who participate. Don’t miss out. Check out our special page that lists all of the activities at the top of our home page.
Lodging in Estes Park is abundant, especially in the off-season. Since more than 3 million people visit The Park in the summer months, you can imagine how many hotels and motels are needed. But during the winter, you can take advantage of the slower time and find some pretty hot deals. While many of the other mountain towns are raising their prices this time of year, lodging owners in Estes are offering great deals. So if you want to plan your staycation now or for spring break, be sure to check out all of the specials and hot deals listed on the link on our home page.
This entry was posted 03/17/2010
Booking a Colorado vacation package is not only a great way to make your vacation dollar go further but it can also be less stressful and more complete. There is so much to do on a vacation to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park Colorado that you need to make sure you don’t miss important “must do” activities. Putting together a Colorado vacation package that has all the essential pieces is often best left to experts who can direct visitors to the best use of their precious vacation time. Estes Park lodging properties often offer these Colorado Vacation Packages at special rates. Check the accommodations’ amenities to see if a concierge is available to help plan your trip. The reservationist may also be very helpful and able to offer suggestions of how to plan your Rocky Mountain National Park vacation.
A drive over Trail Ridge Road for example is something that most visitors feel is an essential part of a Colorado vacation. A hike around Bear Lake often makes the top ten list. Horseback riding, star gazing and wildlife viewing are also high on the list of priorities. An adventure vacation might include six or seven nights in a cozy Estes Park Cabin or a luxurious riverside suite and high energy activities like rafting, hiking, rock climbing or boating. A romantic vacation might include several nights at an Estes Park Bed and Breakfast along with a couples massage, romantic dinners and evenings by the fire. Whatever a visitor chooses to include in her Colorado vacation package she is sure to create a once in a lifetime vacation in Colorado.
This entry was posted 03/16/2010
It seems like everyone is talking about staycations. Virtually every night on the news there’s a story about them. But some people are still wondering what a staycation really is. Well, it’s pretty simple. It’s a vacation close to home. Some people even go so far as to consider it a vacation without leaving home. The term is catching on as more and more people are out of work and as people are having to watch their pennies more closely than they used to.
People from Cheyenne to Colorado Springs are turning to Estes Park for the perfect staycation because of the deals on lodging and off-season specials. While other towns like Breckenridge and Vail are in their high season, Estes Park offers spectacular opportunities to save a buck or two. Lodging in Estes Park can fill up quickly so book early or check our website specials page for a list of all of the town’s best last minute deals.
This entry was posted 03/14/2010
What’s a “staycation?” It’s a vacation near your home. And more and more people are looking for that type of vacation as things are getting a little tough financially. People in Denver and all along the Front Range are wanting to have a vacation while staying near home and Estes Park offers the perfect answer because of the close proximity to the Metro area. For less than a couple hundred dollars, families can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and find themselves relaxing in the mountain breeze. Plus, as I-70 becomes more and more packed with traffic, people are seeking alternatives to the congested ski towns. Crowds of people take to the highways returning to Denver from Summit County every Sunday afternoon often turning I-70 into a virtual parking lot from Dillon to Idaho Springs.
What about Estes Park? The quaint mountain town offers many of the attractions found in the ski towns at about half the price. People say that the pace is slower so it’s just easier to relax. Even in the summer, during the high season, people just seem more laid back. It’s just part of the culture. So if you’re looking for lodging Estes Park has it all. From high end condos to one bedroom cabins, there’s something for everyone.
This entry was posted 03/12/2010
Every year, 3 million visitors pass through the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. And Estes Park Colorado sits immediately to the East of the Entrance. So as you’d expect, the town has plenty of places to stay. If you’re headed to Rocky Mountain National Park and you’re looking for lodging Estes Park or Grand Lake are your two best options. Separated by nearly 40 miles, the two towns offer accommodations for tourists seeking everything from cabins to luxury hotels.
If it’s an old-fashioned family vacation you’re after, maybe a few nights in the wilderness is what you’re after. Most of the rustic cabins provide running water, full kitchens and fire places—everything you’d want in a cabin. Plus, if you’re lucky, you may spot an elk or even a bear.
On the other hand, if you’re more into relaxation and want to be waited upon, the full service spas can offer massages, facials and more with wine, atmosphere and slow music. No matter which type of accommodations you need, lodging in Estes Park abounds.
To learn more, visit our accommodations page and our things to do section.
This entry was posted 03/10/2010
Fun. Excitement. Awe. Relaxing. Those are some of the words used to describe Estes Park and the surrounding mountains. The Rocky Mountains offer so many different things, tourists are never left wondering what to do. The biggest problem is making up your mind. From backpacking and fishing to dining and shopping, Estes Park offers it all. Plus, as 3 million tourists a year will attest, the views are some of the most spectacular in the world, not to mention the great weather. Colorado is known for having more than 300 sunny days a year so bring the sun screen. Whether you’re coming in the summer or winter, plan on beautiful weather.
For lodging Estes Park offers rustic cabins, quaint bed and breakfasts, luxurious condos and more. Be sure to book early as accommodations fill up quickly, especially in the summer months. To begin planning your Estes Park vacation, check out the deals found on our home page.
This entry was posted 03/08/2010
One thing’s for sure, there’s no shortage of things to do in Estes Park. Each year, more than three million visitors flock to see the spectacular views of the snow-capped Rockies. Wild flowers, big game like deer, elk and black bears and cold streams remind people of the pristine country that most city-dwellers never see. If hiking is what you’re after, Rocky Mountain National Park has countless miles of back country trails where you can go for days without seeing another soul. Or perhaps you’re more interested in fishing. Did you know that the mighty Colorado River’s headwaters are found here, in the Park? Imagine being able to step across the same river that forged the Grand Canyon. Well, you can. Plus you can catch brook trout and even the Colorado State Fish, the Greenback Cutthroat Trout. After many years of rehabilitation, the endangered fish has seen resurgence.
Maybe you’re just looking for a little relaxation. The cool mountain breeze blowing through the pines is so calming as you sit on the deck of your condo overlooking the valley below. If you’re looking for this kind of lodging Estes Park is right for you. Click on over to our accommodations page to see a full selection of the possibilities. As the official website of the Estes Area Lodging Association, you’ll find listings for virtually all of the lodging options in the area. We look forward to seeing you soon.
This entry was posted 03/06/2010
Each year Rocky Mountain Nation Park sees more than 3 million visitors pass through its gates from nearly every country in the world. With the recent economic slowdown, the Park is seeing more and more visitors from Denver because Estes Park offers residents along the Front Range low-cost vacations options without the hassle or expense of air travel.
If you’re like others trying to find the best options for lodging Estes Park has everything from cabins to luxury condos. Of course, there’s always camping and backpacking in the National Park. Our accommodations section has each type of lodging grouped together for your convenience. Be sure to check out all of the things to do as well.
Summer activities include hiking, fly fishing, boating, biking and more. In the winter months, tourists enjoy snow shoeing, cross country skiing and shopping as well as things like spa treatments and reading by a crackling fire.
Check out all of the things to enjoy in Estes Park starting on our home page.
This entry was posted 03/04/2010
For people looking for the best deals on lodging Estes Park offers people living along the Front Range with low cost staycations. Save your money and avoid flying this summer. Instead, fill up the gas tank and be at your destination in less than a couple hours. After all, tourists travel thousands of miles from Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia just to enjoy the majestic views from atop Long’s Peak so why shouldn’t you rediscover what makes Colorado so special?
To start researching your staycation near the Denver Metro Area, check out the bargains on our specials page found on the home page.
This entry was posted 03/01/2010
The cabins in Estes Park often remind me of the classic, American-style, road-trip vacation. I think of Chevy Chase in the movie, Vacation, taking to the road in the old station wagon for an adventure out west. The cabins in Estes are everything you’d imagine when you dream of a rustic old cabin. Some of them are actual log cabins with white chinking between the logs. Others are painted red, more like a cottage with shutters and flower boxes under the windows. Either way, you and your family are bound to enjoy the lodging Estes Park has to offer. Living like people did many years ago is fun no matter how old you are.
When was the last time you actually built a fire in a stone fire place? Or how about fishing with a cane pole for trout? Have you ever seen a bear other than on T.V.? If you’re looking for something different this summer that’s not the same old type of vacation you’ve taken in years past, consider the cabins in Estes Park.
During the day, when you head out the door, adventure is just steps away. Many of the resorts have horseback riding, games, stocked fishing ponds, and more. Plus, Rocky Mountain National Park is never far away. Once inside the Park, your opportunities are endless. With dozens and dozens of trails to choose from, there are great hikes for every skill level. If you want a challenge get up early and hit the trail head for Long’s Peak with towering more than 14,000 feet above sea level, the views from the top are spectacular. On a clear day, you can actually see Pike’s Peak more than 120 miles to the south near Colorado Springs. It’s not uncommon in Colorado to see more than 250 miles from the top of a fourteener.
Before you book your cabins in Estes Park, be sure to check out our cabins page listed under accommodations in the side bar. There you’ll find a comprehensive listing of all the best ones to choose from.
This entry was posted 02/01/2010
Estes Park Hotels are certainly abundant. With more than 3 million visitors passing through the gates of Rocky Mountain National Park each year, Estes Park has tons of choices when it comes to places to stay. If you’re looking for a rustic vacation, there are cabins nestled in the woods. Or maybe you’re looking for something that’s romantic, then perhaps one of Estes Park’s resorts is more your style. No matter what you’re looking for, Estes Park has it all, from hotels and motels to resorts and bed and breakfasts.
One Estes Park hotel is almost as famous as the National Park itself. The historic Stanley Hotel has served as host to dignitaries from around the globe but it’s probably most well known as the scene where Hollywood filmed Steven King’s thriller, The Shining. You may recall the frightening snow storm or the long hallways with ghosts.
To book your stay at an Estes Park hotel, be sure to check out our accommodations section for a complete listings of places to stay in Estes Park.
This entry was posted 01/27/2010
With the slowdown in the economy many Coloradoans are looking to spend less on vacations. The term “staycation” has been heard a lot lately as more and more people are choosing to stay closer to home for their vacations. Estes Park and other small resort communities in the mountains near Denver have seen a rise in local tourists pulling people from all along the Front Range.
For those who are serious about finding low cost lodging Estes Park has tons of great possibilities. From quaint bed and breakfasts to rustic cabins, deals can be found at virtually all businesses, especially during the off-season from November to May.
Winter in Estes Park is a gorgeous. If you’re looking for outdoor activities like snow shoeing or cross country skiing, the National Park has countless trails leading to stunning views. Unlike many small tourist towns that shut down in the winter, shopping, dining, family activities and more still abound even in the winter as Estes has a nice year-round community of residents.
To begin researching your vacation, be sure to check out the specials and packages link found on the home page.
This entry was posted 01/26/2010
Lodging Estes Park: Tourists from across America and around the globe flock to the scenic town of Estes Park just to have the opportunity to spend precious time in the World-famous Rocky Mountain National Park. Outdoor enthusiasts travel here to enjoy hiking, biking, fly fishing, climbing, back packing, camping and more. Photographers find the majestic views of Rocky Mountain National Park’s peaks especially captivating because of Colorado’s deep-blue skies and powerful thunderheads.
Lodging in Estes Park often fills up before high season so it’s recommended that visitors book early for best selection. If you’re interested in a luxury vacation, Estes Park offers a number of sophisticated accommodations including the prestigious Stanley Hotel, first made famous in Steven King’s, The Shining. On the other hand, if you’re looking for an economical vacation, the town and the surrounding area are filled with numerous cabins for rent. The cabins in Estes are perfect for families wanting a good old-fashioned rustic vacation—the kind we all remember as kids. Imagine fishing by day and roasting marshmallows over a fire under a star-filled sky at night.
Lodging in Estes Park runs the full gamut from cabins to motels, to bed and breakfasts to luxurious hotels. Regardless of where you choose to stay, by day, most tourists choose to take advantage of at least one day in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Park is filled with wild flowers, birds, squirrels, deer, elk, and even bear. Perhaps it’s the elk that are the most sought after animal in the park. During the summer months, the elk tend to move to higher elevations so they aren’t seen quite as often. As fall comes, the elk return to the lower valleys and are often spotted in the town itself munching on the aspen trees and flowers. Trail Ridge Road, known as America’s highest continuous paved road reaches 11,796 feet above sea level. The spectacular views from the summit afford average visitors who don’t hike , well above timber line. Temperatures, even in the summer are often chilly and snow fields are present year round so bring warm clothes, even in July.
Want to find lodging, EstesPark-Colorado is the first step. This website is the official website of the Estes Area Lodging Association. With more than 150 members, the association brings everything you need into one location where you can find places to stay and things to do. So to begin planning your Estes Park vacation, browse on over to the hotel and motel page, or the cabin page. Or take advantage of all of the activities listed on our recreation pages.
This entry was posted 11/03/2009
Lodging in Estes Park can cost as much or as little as you wish it to cost. The off-season rates for lodging Estes Park can be very affordable and package rates even better. Try staying in this charming mountain community during the late fall, winter and spring months and you will not only find a relaxing atmosphere but you will also find prices that even budget strapped families can afford. Many of the accommodation properties in Estes Park have their specials listed on their websites and they are constantly changing so check back often for the most updated prices. If price is not important to you than maybe you will be excited about adding more value to your vacation in Estes Park by booking fishing or a golf package or maybe a luxurious spa package. Rocky Mountain National Park is open all winter and is a spectacular site when the leaves are changing or after a fresh snow. Spring in the park can be a site to behold with the incredible wildflowers in every color of an artists palette. A vacation to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park Colorado doesnâ€™t have to drain your finances but can truly refresh your spirit.
This entry was posted 10/17/2009
Late September and October are great times to take a â€œminiâ€ Colorado vacation. The only real issue is whether on not you might run into SNOW!
The weekend of September 26th and 27th was a perfect example. Early in the preceding week, Trail Ridge Road was closed for a few days due to an early snow. By Saturday however the drifts had been cleared and the road was open once again.
What a couple of spectacular days! No clouds from horizon to horizon, reasonably warm temperatures and that electric blue Colorado sky!
The aspen were a beautiful gold and other types of trees were a range of colors from still green to crimson. As those of us who live here know it takes just a hint of a breeze to make the aspen leave move and as they do their gold color appears to be glimmering.
Since the road is a steep winding climb all but the drivers had an opportunity to watch the magnificent scenery go by. There are many turn-outs for those that wish to take pictures or just gaze at the amazing sights.
Wildlife and bird watching can be spectacularat this time of year as well. Along the way a few herds of elk can be spotted and the experienced Rocky Mountain National Park travelers as well as those who thoroughly read the pamphlet handed out at the entrance keep their eyes peeled for the elusive moose that also inhabit the Park
Amazingly enough we even saw a bicyclist or two making the trek over the top!
Once down from that always (at least for the driver) somewhat stressful drive you have the option of going in several different directions. We elected to go to Steamboat Springs since we had a wedding to attend. It was mid-afternoon and in the low 70â€™s when we reached the â€œSpringsâ€! Enjoyed the wedding and associated goings on, spent a restful night and headed back to the Park on Sunday morning.
Same magnificent weather, a whole lot more visitors and another unbelievable drive. Trail Ridge Road is one of those day trips that every time you take it you see something new and different and it never gets to be routine or boring.
Contributed by David Wagner of Evergreen Colorado
This entry was posted 10/06/2009
Come experience Rocky Mountain National Park in the winter!
This entry was posted 10/01/2009
Estes Park Colorado is a charming resort community nestled against the backdrop of the spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park. Hosting visitors from as close as the Colorado front range as well as from around the world, this picturesque town has much to offer. Whether a visitor is looking for a wildlife tour, a boat rental, a night on the town, or something simpler like a bike ride, fishing in a stream or maybe just a warm bed, Estes Park Colorado offers so many things to do it will be hard to choose. Once you spend a day in Estes Park you will feel drawn to return and experience the amazing scenery and adventure that only this unique mountain destination can provide. Come soonâ€¦Stay longerâ€¦â€¦Come back.
This entry was posted 09/01/2009
Colorado Vacations shouldnâ€™t be a trip to just dream about but should be a trip to plan and look forward to. Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park Colorado are a must see on your Colorado vacation. You should plan to spend at least a week in order get the most out of your trip. This website will be a tool to help you realize this dream and to make sure you see and experience much of what this magnificent destination offers.
Whether this is your first time to Colorado and RMNP or a return trip visitorsâ€™ to the park should be prepared to see and do things that will create memories to last a lifetime. Each season offers unique yet spectacular views and wildlife opportunities so come back often.
This website is designed to be interactive and we welcome your comments and photos.
This entry was posted 08/11/2009
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of America’s most beautiful national parks. With drive-up access to spectacular views of mountain vistas and Estes Park’s famed elk, Rocky Mountain National Park never disappoints. In fact, the park’s Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuously paved highway in the United States, topping out at over 12,000 feet.
Rocky Mountain Nation Park also provides myriad hiking trails, fishing streams, and serious mountain climbing opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
This entry was posted 06/02/2009
Welcome to the EstesPark-colorado.com blog. Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park visitors are encouraged to use this as a forum to tell us about your family adventures. Tell us about local businesses that went out of their way to be helpful, or to offer recommendations to improve your vacation experience. Also share exciting photos and stories about your vacation to Rocky Mountain National Park and tell us if you found new things to do in the area that you want others to know about. If you found a special day trip, a great place to relax and heal, a perfect shopping spot please tell us so others can also enjoy this awesome resort experience. Estes Park Colorado is known for all its outdoor activities but maybe you discovered a new one.
Tell us about great products you have discovered, amazing new places, important events, engagements and basically anything that improves your life experience.
The Estespark-colorado.com Blog also encourages local participation from fishing guides, rafting companies, wildlife experts or novices, birdwatchers, and anyone else who has interesting and unusual information to contribute that might help someone enjoy this magnificent mountain Mecca more fully.
Please try to keep posts under 500 words but if you need more space send it in and it may very well warrant more attention. Adding pictures to your blog is also encouraged because what better way can you tell your story.
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