Estes Park Hiking
Rocky Mountain National Park is celebrating the National Park System's 100th Anniversary this year - and will be having FREE ENTRANCE to the park from Aug 25-28 ! There are several different things you can do during a trip up to the park.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to do technical mountaineering or rock climbing in a national park? In the past Rocky Mountain National Park has only allowed one company to offer their services to learn how to rock and ice climb, and learn how to survive avalanches. However this will be changing in 2016. Rocky Mountain National Park has just implemented a new strategy as to who provides technical mountaineering within the park to allow for more consumer choice in pricing, styles of learning, as well as program orientation.
My family was looking for a nice hike we could do with our 8 and 9 year old children and our dog. Dogs are not allowed on the trails within Rocky Mountain National Park, however the Lily Mountain Trail is just outside the park in the Roosevelt National Forest. This made it an ideal hike for our family to take together. It was a very sunny day in mid-March with a lot of wind.
A great easy hike in winter is the Upper Beaver Meadows hike. There are two different routes you can take (or you can take one each way): the road is 1.6 miles to get to the parking area at the west end of Beaver Meadows...
Tired of waiting in line for a ski lift? Tired of the crowds and the $25 hotdogs? Prefer a pristine backcountry winter experience? It's time to try snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park.
While snowshoeing may still be a sleeper-sport, it is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. and can be enjoyed by just about anyone. We always say - if you can walk, you can snowshoe.
With all the snow that the Rocky Mountains have been getting this winter, a great idea for an outing with the kids is to take them snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. Here are 7 great tips to get ready:
If you are looking for the perfect hiking trip, we've got some good news: the planning has already been done for you! All you have to do is:
Sprague Lake is the perfect place to go for a quick winter hike - easy to drive to, easy parking, spectacular views, and a flat trail. Great for your first snowshoeing adventure. Nature made beautiful patterns in the ice and snow, and the late afternoon sun shining through the forest cast low shadows on the Winter Solstice.