Rocky Mountain National Park
Known for its gorgeous lakes, great wildlife spotting opportunities, stunning mountain peaks, scenic drives, and of course legendary hikes, there’s a reason Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the top five most-visited national parks in the country: it is both incredibly beautiful and has something for everyone.
Support local Estes Park businesses by shopping at some of the coolest shops you’ll find in Colorado. There are over 300 places to buy handcrafted goods, clothing, jewelry and outdoor gear all located in downtown Estes Park. You can also find many different restaurants and pubs.
Enjoy a peaceful walk or kayak trip around Estes Lake for beautiful scenery.
Elk Fest, a favorite of locals and tourists alike, started in 1999 as a way to celebrate the famous and spectacular elk rut (mating season) in Estes Park. The festival hosts arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, educational presentations with wildlife experts from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Wallowing Hole beer tent, axe throwing, and a fun-for-the-whole-family bugling contest.
For more info on seasonal festivals, check out the Estes Park events website.
Outdoor recreation abounds in Estes Park, there is no limit to the types of adventures you can have here. Kayaking, hiking, whitewater rafting, bouldering, camping and fishing are a short list of the possibilities.