Estes Park

Things to Do in Estes Park, Colorado

The awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Estes Park Valley and the surrounding forest will lift your spirits while the cadence of the mountain environment relaxes and invigorates you. Mountain and lake activities await in nearby Rocky Mountain National Park, Roosevelt National Forest, and Lake Estes. Local shops, restaurants, and galleries line the streets. Festivals, live music, and events fill the calendar.

Hike, bike, horseback ride, camp, shop or just laze about, enjoying the fresh mountain air. Visit in the winter to snowshoe, backcountry ski, cross-country ski, or to find some much-needed solitude.

Find the perfect place to stay – lodges, cabins, resorts, hotels, and campsites with varying amenities are plentiful.

This area offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventurers and appreciators.

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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 than 415 square miles of the most breathtaking mountain scenery in America. With its granite summits towering over 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. The National Park has 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. Check out our recommended hikes in RMNP.

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 community members and visitors: evrpd.colorado.gov.

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP)

Rocky Mountian National Park
Colorado’s National Park Gem Attracting more than three million visitors each year, Rocky Mountain National Park (...
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SK Horses

Estes Park, CO
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Streamside on Fall River

1260 Fall River Rd., Estes Park, CO
800-321-3303 | 970-586-6464
Streamside Fall River Cabin Village at Estes Park The whole family will enjoy staying at Streamside’s secluded village...
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Aspen Winds on Fall River

1051 Fall River Ct, Estes Park, CO 80517
800-399-6010
River Front Cabins in Estes Park Aspen Winds has 16 riverfront cabins in Estes Park, Colorado. Our condos have either a ...
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Streamside on Fall River

1260 Fall River Rd., Estes Park, CO
800-321-3303 | 970-586-6464
Streamside Fall River Cabin Village at Estes Park The whole family will enjoy staying at Streamside’s secluded village...
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Aspen Winds on Fall River

1051 Fall River Ct, Estes Park, CO 80517
800-399-6010
River Front Cabins in Estes Park Aspen Winds has 16 riverfront cabins in Estes Park, Colorado. Our condos have either a ...
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Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP)

Rocky Mountian National Park
Colorado’s National Park Gem Attracting more than three million visitors each year, Rocky Mountain National Park (...
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SK Horses

Estes Park, CO
For the adventurous spirit, or the nostalgic amble, enjoy miles of scenic mountain trails in the Rocky Mountain National...
More

Streamside on Fall River

1260 Fall River Rd., Estes Park, CO
800-321-3303 | 970-586-6464
Streamside Fall River Cabin Village at Estes Park The whole family will enjoy staying at Streamside’s secluded village...
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Joshua Redman Quintet

Mar 01

2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO

The Joshua Redman Quintet is an all-star band featuring some of Redman’s lifelong friends and partners in music. The R

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Magnificent Mozart – Fort Collins Symphony

Mar 02

417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, CO

Experience the divine spark of genius that shines brightly and beautifully in this 18th century pinnacle composition: Wo

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Q4C $5 Million Celebration

Mar 03

4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO

Help us celebrate $5 MILLION RAISED FOR CONSERVATION! Throughout the Zoo on Sun., March 3, 2024, guests can check out in

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Beerio Kart Tournament

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Get ready to drift, boost, and banana peel your way to victory at the Bell Brothers Beerio Kart Tournament, with prizes

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Okareka: Mana Wahine

Mar 10

2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO

Okareka Dance is one of the leading contemporary Maori (indigenous) dance companies in New Zealand. Their iconic work Ma

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Brushes & Brews

Mar 13

Bell Brothers Brewing, 114 N Tejon St., #100, Colorado Springs, CO

Calling all artists and beer lovers! Join us for a special St. Paddy’s Brushes and Brews class at our brewery on M

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National Money Show

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1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

It won’t cost a cent to see more than $100 million of historic, rare money including a million-dollar penny, and learn

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Hands-On History Family Day

Mar 16

Trinidad History Museum, 312 East Main Street, Trinidad, CO

Hands-On History Family Day By Trinidad History Museum SHARE “Spring” into sports and their history during t

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St. Patrick’s Puppy Parade and Costume Contest

Mar 16

1600 38th Street, Boulder, CO

Attention all good boys, and girls! Boulder Social will host their St. Patrick’s Puppy Parade on Saturday, March 1

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Drag Bingo Lunch! Hosted by StarChild & Coco Bardot

Mar 16

3636 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO

The iconic Starchild & Coco Bardot return to Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse! Join us for rowdy rounds of bingo,

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