Rocky Mountain National Park
Prepare for Adventure
Enjoy 415 sq. miles of trails—a hiker’s dream! One of the most popular National Parks in the United States, Rocky Mountain National Park is stunning. Any trail in the park will offer stunning views and challenges. Want to take beautiful pictures? Consider Sprague Lake, Bear Lake, Alluvial Fan, or Alberta Falls. Looking to climb every mountain? Start with Deer Mountain and Twin Sisters Mountain—then it’s on to Flattop, Hallett, and if you’re brave Longs Peak! Rocky Mountain National Park will offer endless adventure. Looking to hike, climb, snowshoe, cross-country ski, sled or relax on a mountaintop? Rocky has it all and then some. You could spend your whole life hiking and enjoy the National Park, seeing something new every day!
The Town of Estes Park
The Town of Estes Park is the base camp to Rocky Mountain National Park since the park’s founding in 1917. Estes Park is absolutely charming in of itself with fun weekend festivals, shopping for the whole family, and events throughout the year. Stroll Downtown with one of our world famous caramel apples or a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy our charming Downtown.
Roosevelt National Forest
The Town of Estes Park is nestled between Rocky Mountain National Park and The Roosevelt National Forest. If you’re looking to go off the beaten path a bit, The Roosevelt National Forest will provide endless hiking opportunities.
Our County Park, but fun for the entire family with excellent trails and panorama views from on top of Krueger Mountain of the area.
Hwy 34, Hwy 7, Trail Ridge Road (Rocky Mountain National Park: May through October, depending on the snow to Grand Lake), The Poudre River Canyon
Winter Wonderland Activities in Estes Park
While the Town of Estes Park does not have a downhill ski slope, you can cross-country ski in Rocky Mountain National Park. Our mountain shops in town rent skis, snowshoes, poles, equipment, and winter gear, so you can adventure while you’re away from home! Snowshoeing is a family-friendly way to enjoy the mountains in the Winter and Spring, not to mention the fun to be had sledding in the National Park’s Hidden Valley.
Nearby Downhill Skiing
Eldora & Winter Park
Nearby White Water Rafting
Fort Collins, Royal Gorge, Cripple Creek