Estes Park

Things to Do in Estes Park, Colorado

This delightful mountain village welcomes visitors of all ages providing festivals, cultural attractions, world-class musical performances, downtown gardens, playgrounds, river walks, bike trails and parks. The numerous shops and galleries offer a wide variety. You'll find handcrafted art, special gifts, fine apparel and much more.

The inspiring natural beauty of the Estes Valley and surrounding area will lift your spirits while the cadence of the mountain environment will both relax and invigorate you. It is a place full of discoveries, magical surroundings and limitless things to do. With the timeless beauty of Estes Park and so much to do and see, it is no wonder so many choose this location for special events such as weddings, retreats and family vacations.

Estes Park Attractions

Rocky Mountain National Park > Established in 1915, Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the country's most visited national parks, attracting more than 3 million visitors each year. The park contains more then 415 square miles of the most breathtaking mountain scenery in America. With its granite summits towering over broad, forested valleys, the landscape inspires visitors with its immense size and beauty. At 7,522 feet above sea level, the village of Estes Park takes your breath away with its view of mountain peaks ranging in elevation from 8,500 feet to over 14,000 feet. From Mexico to Alaska, for 2,700 miles, the great Rocky Mountain chain forms the backbone of North America, the world's longest mountain barrier. Trail Ridge Road, at 12,183 feet, is the highest major highway in North America.

RMNP is an excellent park for family outdoor adventures, offering an extraordinary variety of recreational and educational activities in a stunningly beautiful setting. Offering over 350 miles of trails, there are rivers, high-alpine lakes, waterfalls and vistas to explore. Abundant opportunities for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, fishing, camping and an abundance of wildlife will expose the extravagance of nature in all its beauty.

Hidden Valley Snow Play Area > Enjoy sledding and tubing, or branch off to the many hiking and cross-country skiing trails.

Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park > Galleries, museums, theatrical productions, classes and concerts enrich your Estes Park stay. Boundless activities for every hobby imaginable! estesarts.com

Estes Valley Recreation & Park District > A public agency providing parks and recreation programs for members of the community and visitors. estesvalleyrecreation.com, 970-576-8191