Winter

Winter is the perfect time and Estes Park is the perfect place for:

  • Snowshoeing  With the advent of smaller, lighter snowshoes, this is one of the fastest growing sports in America and the Park has wonderful, scenic trails to explore.  For an unforgettable experience, join a Ranger for a Full Moon Walk on snowshoes!
  • Wildlife Watching  Many animals move to the lower elevation of town for winter food. Elk like the golf course. Deer, our shrubs. Check out the pictures section for recent wildlife photos.
  • Cross Country & AT Skiing  High trails in the National Park are scenic cross country ski trails in the winter and great places to explore on AT Skis. 
  • Hiking  Low trails in the National Park that accumulate little snow are open for winter hikes.
  • Ice Skating  There are several ponds that are popular for skating, and Estes Park has a man-made skating rink downtown.
  • Sledding & Tubing  Hidden Valley in the National Park are popular sledding/tubing areas.
  • Snowcat Tour  Sign up for a private snowcat tour on Twin Sisters 
  • Downhill Skiing  Eldora ski area is just an hour south on the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

Winter Weather Averages.     These businesses are open in the winter to welcome you:

Stay two nights, get the third night free! Hot tub cabins and cozy cottages all with a beautiful mountain view. Full kitchens, fireplaces, wildlife. Close to everything. Don't ski? Come see Estes Park!  Lazy R Cottages Details

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891 Moraine Avenue
Estes-Park
CO
80517
USA
40.3652503 -105.5438894
9007

Stay two nights, get the third night free (October 15 through May 21). Hot tub units, Jacuzzi suites, riverside condos. Full kitchens, fireplaces, wildlife, great views. Come see the beauty of Estes Park in winter!  Fawn Valley Inn Details

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2760 Fall River Road
Estes-Park
CO
80517
USA
40.398998 -105.574332
9003

Stay two nights, get the third night free! Hot tub cabins and cozy suites right in the trees. Full kitchens, fireplaces, wildlife. Hike from your front door. Free snowshoe rental. Don't ski? Come see Estes Park!  Timber Creek Chalets Details

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2115 Fall River Rd
Estes Park
CO
80517
USA
40.392757 -105.561862
9011

Weather
Winter days are usually sunny. Our biggest snow months are March and April. Here are the averages for Estes Park.

  Avg.
High
Avg.
Low
Avg.
Precip.
December 40 18 0.6
January 38 16 0.4
February 40 17 0.7
March 44 20 1.1

Higher elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park get more snow and are colder. The Park is open all year but Trail Ridge Road over the continental divide closes for winter. The RockyMountainNationalPark.com weather page has temperature links for Bear Lake and Willow Park at treeline.