1. Tatoo Estes 2013 - Not the body art you may be thinking of. Tatoo means: evening drum, bugle, or piper signaling soldiers to their quarters. The modern version of the tatoo is a parade ground concert of military bands. Tatoo Estes is known for its powerful performance in a beautiful setting.
A recent visitor to the Rock n’ River Resort said, “I’ve been driving past your covered, wooden bridge on Hwy 36 for years, but never stopped in. I’m so glad I know this is here!”
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.
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:
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.
If you are looking for a fun winter activity for your family, or a unique date (really, dinner and a movie are fun...but this will take it up a notch!), consider heading to Estes Park, CO for the 2nd Annual Winter Festival. It will take place over Martin Luther King weekend, January 14-17. This year there will be an Interactive Ice Castle and playground maze (can you picture it all lit up at night?