Spring brings mild temperatures, fluffy white snows and showers to feed the wildflowers. Runoff fills the rivers, bull elk and buck deer drop their antlers, spotted fawns and calves are hidden in the new green foliage and bighorn sheep graze right along the roadsides. Renewal time!
Spring vacationers in March enjoy downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, hiking. It's a beautiful time of the year — our biggest snows and mild winter temperatures make outdoor advertures particularly invigorating.
For more pictures and information, link to the WildWatch page.
Check on the spring events and festivals held in Estes Park at this wonderful time of the year.
The Town Community Development Department publishes these averages from the Colorado Climate Center. Temperatures are in Farenheight, precipitation in inches. What the averages don't reveal is the variance.
High variance is the only constant about our weather. There is not a single month of the year which is historically snow-free. On the other hand, there is not a single month in which we do not have picnic lunches outdoors in the warm sun.
What to wear at this time of year? Layers, layers, layers. March and April are our biggest snow months. Not the cold winter snows but the big, wet spring snow. Sunny days, you could be in shirt sleeves, sweatshirt or jacket. Snow boots could come in handy, especially in March and April. A warm coat will be good for evenings. Rain gear or a simple poncho will help you enjoy afternoon showers in May and June.
Cuddle up for a quiet fireside getaway. Venture forth to find the first mountain wildflowers. Watch for elk calves, deer fawn and bighorn lambs that are born in the spring. Browse the shops in town. Click the Got room? icon above to see great winter / spring rates for cottages, suites and vacation homes on the river bordering Rocky Mountain National Park. Details
Near the East Entrance to RMNP, Rams Horn Village Resort's two-bedroom, two-bath homes are cozy, yet plush. They include full kitchens, TVs, VCR/DVDs, gas fireplaces, patios, grills, and year round-hot tubs. Our staff is exceptionally friendly and service-oriented. Winner of RCI's Gold Crown designation for the 21st straight year. Great Spring Specials starting at $269 for 2 nights for up to 6 people! Details
$149/night. Stay in a 1 bedroom cabin with a wood burning fireplace and get an extra bundle of wood, 2 pair of snowshoes, and a free movie from our library! Spend a weekend in RMNP! Now though May!(except Memorial Day weekend) Details
Quiet, Scenic, Modern & Convenient. River-front cabins, hot tubs, fireplaces, fishing on Fall River. Daily housekeeping provided. Only 3 minutes to town and to the National Park. What a view too! Details
LUXURY Accomodations with outstanding value! Mention this ad to receive 5% off one night, 10% off two nights, or buy 2 nights and get the 3rd night free. 1,2, and 3 bdrm condos are available for your "home-away-from-home getaway" to the mountains. Full kitchens, fireplaces, and private decks overlooking Fall River. Great location too, only 1 mi. from RMNP and 3 mi from downtown. Details