What's Happening Larimer County

In Estes Park, the calming effect of nature embraces you and there's always a new adventure waiting to be discovered.  This beautiful mountian town, surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains, is your gateway to the number one tourist destination in Colorado - Rocky Mountain National Park.

Nestled in the a high mountain valley at just above 7,500 feet in elevation, Estes Park is one of Colorado's year-round natural splendors.  This delightful mountain village welcomes visitors of all ages and activity levels with a variety of festivals, cultural experiences, playgrounds, river walks, hiking and biking trails and much more.

Downtown's pedestrian-friendly streets invite you to stroll, window shop or relax along the river-walk with some homemeade ice cream.  Grassy parks, Victorian lights and sidewalk benches add in old-fashioned feel to the array of charming shops and restaurants.  More than 300 unique shops and galleries offer a selection of handcrafted art pieces, unique gift ware and fine apparel.

There are restaurants galore with everything from fast food, to trendy cuisine, casual and fine dining.  Take in the relaxed, comfortable atmosphere and you'll quickly see why Estes is known as a top family destination.

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or simply love to shop and dine, you'll find more than enough to keep you entertained.  While here, we invite you to try fly fishing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, river rafting and the thrill of viewing mountain wildlife.  Enjoy some of our rich historical tours, terrific golf courses, intriguing museum exhibitions and our many local art galleries.  You may not be able to do it all in one trip.  But, like most visitors to Estes, you'll likely be back for more!

The Estes Park area offers organized events and a variety of activites to choose from throughout the year.  Such offerings include the Estes Park Music Festival, Jazz Fest and Art Walk, Rocky Mountain Brew Fest, Rooftop Rodeo, Heritage Days, the world-famous Scottish Highlands Festival and so much more.

Estes Park's beautiful dry climate attracts thousands of visitors each summer.  This dry climate makes hot summer days (average high in July is 85°F) seem cool to those from other areas of the country.  And our brisk evenings (which can dip below 50°F at night) are extremely comfortable.  Summertime afternoon showers usually dissipate in time for the nightly display of stars.  Winters are surprisingly mild, with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s.  The winter months are also softened by Colorado's 300 days of annual sunshine.