Close your eyes. Picture Estes Park in December. Vistas blanketed in white snow, right? Most people have that picture in mind when they think of December in Rocky Mountain National Park, however most years they'd be wrong.
From the NPS:
Many folks who love Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are watching the news about the Fern Lake Fire with concern. Perhaps you are planning a trip to Estes Park and want to know how the fire is affecting the area. Hopefully, this can help answer some of your questions.
I recently visited Colorado with my two young kids, ages 4 1/2 and 6. When I travel, I try to find fun activities we can do as a family, all the while experiencing local flavor. We decided to do a couple of easy hikes so that we could all enjoy the beautiful outdoors that the state of Colorado has to offer. Two hikes recommended for youngsters by the NPS in Rocky Mountain National Park are Sprague Lake and Bear Lake. We did each of these hikes on separate days.