Through Feb 2015: Ice Skating Rink open on the corner of Elkhorn Avenue and Riverside Drive. Fridays 5-7 pm, Saturdays 11 am to 7 pm, and Sundays 11 am to 4 pm, with additional hours during the Winter Festival.
Weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday throughout the winter - Sip & Paint. Learn to paint a masterpiece while enjoying delicious drinks. Murphy's Resort. Call for info, 970-480-2955. Mondays & Wednesdays at 6 pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 7 pm
Weekly on Tuesdays through April 2015: Free 5K Group Run. Starts at The Stanley Hotel. Warm-up at 5:30 pm, 6 pm
Monthly on the 2nd Thursday through March, 2015: Museum Game Night at Estes Park Museum. 6 - 8 pm
Jan 22: Advanced History of Climbing & Training with Mike Caldwell. Session Two. Estes Park Mountain Shop. 6 pm
Jan 24, Feb 7, 14, 28 & Mar 7, 21: Winter Ecology, a Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families. Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262. 9 am
Jan 24: Is the Pika in Peril? Estes Park Museum. 2 pm
Jan 24: Essential Oils Health Benefits. Riverspointe Spa. 4 pm
Jan 24: California Dreamin' - presentation by architectural designer Chuck Benson. Art Center of Estes Park. 7 pm
Jan 24: Centennial Speaker Series - Dr. James Pickering. Reflections on Enos Mills and the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park. Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. 7 pm
Jan 25: Frost Giant 5K & 10K. Start line at the Estes Park Municipal Building. 11 am
Jan 26: Cake! Join RMNP Staff to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the signing of legislation to create RMNP - cake available while it lasts! At both the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and the Kawuneeche Visitor Center. 12 pm
Jan 26: Pioneers of the Peaks - Local Climbers Who Made History - "Zoomin' with Zumie" presented by Drs. Tom Hornbein and Jim Detterline. Presentation highlighting the life and climbs of Clerin "Zumie" Zumwalt. Estes Park Museum. 7 pm
Jan 26: Grand Lake Centennial Film Debut - Centennial Film Rocky Mountain National Park: Wilderness, Wildlife, Wonder. Grand Lake Community House. 5:30 pm
Jan 29: Painting on the Rocks - a painting class. Coffee on the Rocks. 4 pm
Jan 29: Nick Molle Film Premiere "The Living Dream, 100 Years of Rocky Mountain National Park". Reel Mountain Theater. 7 pm
Jan 31: Walk/Run for Victoria fundraiser around Lake Estes. Starts at Estes Park Mountain Shop. 9 am
Jan 31: Centennial Saturday Night - Rocky's Wildflowers: More than Just a Pretty Face! Ranger program at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. 7 pm
Feb 3: Ranger-guided Full Moon Walk in Rocky Mountain National Park. Leaves from Beaver Meadows. Reservations open 1 week in advance of the full moon date, and are limited to 6 people per reservation. At the time of reserving a spot, you'll be given instructions. Call 970-586-1223 between 8am - 4pm to reserve a spot.
Feb 27-Mar 1: Light & Snow - Winter Photography. Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.
Feb 28: Winter Survival Skills. Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262.
Mar 7: Beginning Watercolor for the Nature Enthusiast. Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262. 8:30 am to 4 pm
Mar 28: Coyotes - the Song Dogs of the West. Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262. 8 am to 4 pm
Apr 17, 18: Mysterious Owls of Rocky. Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262. 3 to 9 pm
Apr 23: North with the Spring - Bird Migration. Field Seminar given by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. For more information and to reserve go to www.RMConservancy.org or call 970-586-3262. 8 am to 4:30 pm
Live Music around town at Rock Inn, Nicky's Restaurant, Lonigans, Longz Mountain Grill, Coffee on the Rocks, Estes Park Resort, Twin Owls Steakhouse, Marys Lake Lodge, and American Legion.
Jan 22-23 & 25: Walter Kronkite is Dead - comedic theater at the Estes Park Masonic Lodge. 7 pm and 2 pm
Jan 25: Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series concert - Lamont Saxophone Quartet at the Stanley Hotel. 2 pm
Feb 8: Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series concert - Trio Cordilleras, a tango and Latin American concert at the Stanley Hotel. 2 pm
Feb 15: Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series concert - Jerry Barlow performs celtic music at the Stanley Hotel. 2 pm
Feb 22: Estes Park Music Festival Winter Series concert - Sandra Wong and the Thyme Quartet. Stanley Hotel. 2 pm
Artist's Party - Featured New Artists at the Art Center of Estes Park. Continues through Feb. 15
First Show - A Collection of Community Art. Cultural Arts Council. Continues through Feb. 1
Climb On! History of Rocky Climbing in Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park Museum. Exhibit continues through Oct. 4, 2015
In the Park
Weekly on Saturdays through March 21, 2015: Animals in Winter Ranger-led program. Meets at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. 10:30 am
Weekly on Sundays through March 15, 2015: Wild in Winter Ranger-led program. Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. 10 - 11 am
Bear Necessities - Beaver Meadows Visitor Center 10:30 am Sunday, Tuesday, & Thursday
Amazing Beavers - Beaver Meadows Visitor Center 10:30 am Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
High Country Trails - Alpine Visitor Center (Closed for Winter) - Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Ranger Led Programs are offered on weekends & include tundra nature walks, talks about wildlife, childrens programs, elk patrol, and more!
Beaver Meadows Visitor Center - Open daily through winter 8 am - 4:30 pm, closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Stop by to learn more about wildlife, the junior ranger program, recreational opportunities, and more! Free 20 minute park film on the hour and half hour, bookstore, and general Park information. Every Wednesday - Art in the Park. 7:30 pm. Call 970-586-1206 for more specifics.
Fall River Visitor Center - Closed for the Winter. Features general Park information, life-sized wildlife displays, a bookstore, and a discovery room where kids can touch objects and try on dress up clothes. Handicap accessible.
Alpine Visitor Center - Closed for the Winter. Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!
Moraine Park Discovery Center - Closed for the Winter. Junior Ranger Headquarters will be at this location. Handicap accessible.
Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open daily for the winter from 8 am - 4:30 pm, closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 1 mile north of Grand Lake on the Park's west side. Features exhibits on the Colorado River, books, and the 20 minute park film.
Estes Park at Night
For those night owls who don't go to bed when it gets dark, Estes Park has live entertainment galore. Nightlife rocks at local bars, lounges, nightclubs, and pubs.
Live music from jazz, country, rock and blues to easy listening can be found at Nicky's Restaurant, Mary's Lake Lodge, Rock Inn Mountain Tavern, Crags Lodge, Aspen Lodge, Time Out, Estes Park Resort, and Lonigan's Saloon. If you want to be part of the entertainment, open mics, open stage, or karaoke can be found at Wapiti Grill, Ed's Cantina, Mountain Tiki Bar, and Lonigans.
The Wheel Bar specializes in Texas Hold Em, and Twin Owls Steakhouse hosts a magic show.
Every Wednesday - Lonigans hosts an Open Mic. 9 pm
Every Friday & Saturday - Lonigans hosts a Karaoke Night. 9 pm
Every Week - call for current shows and times
Reel Mountain Theatre 970-586-4227
Park Theater 970-586-8904