Bike Tours Offer Unique Perspective
While there are many ways to enjoy the scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding area, the bicycle offers a completely unique perspective. "It's the perfect pace for seeing the world. You can cover a lot more ground than hiking, and yet you can still have that connection with the landscape that simply cannot be experienced from inside a car," says Shannon Burke of Velo View Bike Tours.
Many people share a similar dilemma while on vacation: you don't really want to cook (it is vacation after all!), but eating out in restaurants can be expensive and difficult with a group. Many of us start off our vacations with the best of frugal intentions, and purchase a whole cart of groceries when we get into town, and then we end up tossing a bunch of it in the trash upon check-out. Another challenge vacationers face is the inevitable crowds at restaurants. It can be hard if you are travelling with children, and even adults grow tired of long lines and noisy restaurants.
Perhaps you have grown tired of the long lines at ski resorts or the weekend traffic on I-70, or you are the type of person who seeks adventure – either way, I’ve got a suggestion that is sure to shake your winter blues! Estes Park Outfitters is now offering a totally unique Colorado mountain adventure: Private High-Country Snow Cat Tours.
Estes Park Winter Festival & Winter Trails Day - a Great Way to Experience the Fun of Winter in the Mountains!
For the past 3 years, the town of Estes Park has hosted the Estes Park Winter Festival over the Martin Luther King, Jr weekend. It has grown into a really fun celebration of what makes Estes Park great: great food, music, & art, family friendly activities, together with stunning mountain vistas. We love the way it draws people from all walks of life into the fresh mountain air. Here are some photos we took yesterday:
The holiday season is a great time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition to beautiful scenery, wildlife viewing, and a variety of winter recreational activities to do on your own, some fun activities with park rangers are offered. Rocky Mountain National Park has a calendar full of fun family
Winter brings deep snows to Rocky Mountain National Park west of the Continental Divide, so you’ll find great snowmobiling and cross country skiing near Grand Lake. But the lighter snowfall on the east (Estes Park) side of the park often leaves low elevation trails open for hiking. Trails below 8,700 feet (2,700 m) make great winter hikes, sometimes without the aid of skis or snow shoes.
One of the questions visitors often ask is "What is there to do in Estes Park in the winter?" I love this question! Honestly, if you dress appropriately (which almost always means dressing in LAYERS), you can enjoy just about all the activities you would during the other seasons.
Hey, did you know that April 16th-24th is National Park Week? "What's that?" you say - well it's a week when all of our great nation's 394 natural playgrounds throw open their gates for FREE! So bring your family, bring your friends, tell your book club, "SPRING IS HERE and let's get outside to play!"