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Guided Hiking with AVA Rafting & Zipline

AVA Colorado Hiking


Ready for an excursion on your own two feet but not quite sure where to go or what to bring?  Explore the breathtaking Rocky Mountain National Park with experienced hiking guides from AVA Rafting & Zipline.  Venture out for a day trek or make a weekend of it on AVA’s overnight hiking trips.  AVA’s new hiking program has something for everyone!

Full Day Hiking Trips

Big Meadows / Tonahutu Trail

Start your adventure in Grand Lake.  This 6.1-mile hike is gradual and perfect for those just getting their foot in the door on the hiking scene.  You’ll pass through incredible meadows, catch scenic views along the way, and get to enjoy a deli lunch as a proper refuel on your adventure.

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Green Mountain Trail / Onahu Creek Trail

Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on this 7.5-mile roundtrip trek through meadows riddled with wildflowers.  With multiple vantage points throughout the hike, you won’t want to forget your camera to snap shots of the 360 views of the surrounding mountain vistas.

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East Inlet Trail

Don’t let the fact that you’ll gain over 1,600 feet in elevation on this trip, the 10.3 miles on this hike will make the climb gradual.  Explore the incredible area of the breathtaking Rocky Mountain National Park on this full day trek with AVA.

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Overnight Hiking Excursions

24 Hours in the Rockies

Spend your weekend in the famous Rocky Mountain National Park on AVA’s 24 Hours in the Rockies trip.  You’ll spend the evening camping aside an alpine lake and your guides will provide everything you need from camping equipment to meals.  Venture 11 miles over the course of two days and experience Colorado’s sparkling night sky in its glory.

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3 Days in the Rockies

Experience a true backpacking adventure through the Rocky Mountains for three days with AVA.  In total, you’ll hike just under 20 miles and create lasting memories.  From waltzing through meadows filled with wildflowers to making your way up to nearly 10,000 feet with panoramic views, you and your family will be talking about this excursion for months to come.

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Explore Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park with AVA this year.  AVA Rafting & Zipline’s guided hiking provides everything from knowledge of Colorado’s backcountry to all the gear you’ll need for your adventure.

Introducing New Mobile Look

eMarketing Introduces New Cell Phone Homepage on Estes-Park.com!

 mobile screen design

Summer Visitors looking for lodging on their cell phones at Estes-Park.com will start at a new mobile home screen.

 

We wanted to make it easier to find the perfect Estes Park Lodging and get more visitors to lodging advertisers websites to Book, so we created a new Home Page for mobile phones that invites visitors to explore more ads and makes site navigation easier.

 

Estes-Park.com is being proactive!  You may have heard of Google’s Mobile First initiative – Google is starting to rank search results based  on how a website looks & works on mobile devices instead of desktops – so in addition to being mobile-friendly, we wanted our cell phone screen design to be even better than desktop.

 

An overall upward mobile trend predicts 79% of all web traffic will be on mobile by 2019, so that’s where Google is headed.

 

Our website analytics show that despite the strong trend toward mobile, this year 48% of our visitors still use desktop when planning their vacations, but mobile phones and tablets have now moved into the majority. 

 

Organic Search Ranking is about Google trying to give visitors the best search results, and one big way they judge how good their search results are is by looking at  “bounces” and  “dwell time”.  If lodges also have a “mobile-friendly” website, they’ll have a better chance at reducing bounces and increasing dwell time on cell phones.

 

If a lodge's website is not mobile friendly yet, their Detail Page on our website IS mobile friendly, and mobile visitors are sent there first to learn about the property.  Once engaged, they can “Visit” the lodge website or check availability/book.