Easter in Estes Park

Easter in 2016 is on March 27th.  Kids can enjoy hunting for eggs at the Easter Egg hunts in Estes Park located at both the Stanley Hotel and Rocky Mountain Park Inn.  The Easter egg hunt at Rocky Mountain Park Inn will take place at 12:00 pm, followed by a pinata smash at 12:30 pm.  The Easter egg hunt at the Stanley Hotel will start at 1 pm.


Easter Egg Hunt


If you'd rather have an amazing feast on Easter, you can go to the following restaurants for Easter Brunch:


Longz - A Mountain Grill (located at Rocky Mountain Park Inn) is hosting a brunch at $11.85/person from 7 am to 12 pm.  For reservations, call 970-580-2332.   

The Other Side Restaurant will be offering a traditional Champagne Easter Brunch from 9 am to 3 pm.  Adults brunch is $36.95, children from ages 10 to 14 are $14.95, and children under 10 pay their age. Reservations required at 970-586-2171.

The Estes Park Resort is hosting a traditional Easter Brunch buffet from 10 am to 5 pm.  For adults and children 13 years old and older, brunch will cost $38.  Children ages 4 to 12 pay their age and children 3 and under are free.  For menu and reservations, call 970-577-6400.

The Stanley Hotel is hosting their traditional Easter Brunch buffet from 11 am to 4 pm.  Adults are $60, Children ages 5 to 12 are $26, and children 5 and under are free.  Reservations required at 970-577-4001.

YMCA of the Rockies is offering their traditional Easter Brunch buffet from 11 am to 2 pm.  Adults are $39.95, children ages 6 to 12 are $16.95, and children 5 and under are free.  Reservations required at 970-586-3341, ext. 1378.

Camping Near RMNP in 2016

Campsites often become full in the summer, so it's a good idea to make a reservation early.  If no spaces are available in Rocky Mountain National Park, there are some other good options available just down the road.  


Camping near RMNP


Yogi Bear Jellystone Park™ of Estes has over 110 campsites available with several options to accommodate your needs - No Hook Up Tent Sites, Water & Electric Sites, Premium Water & Electric Sites, and Full Hookup Sites.  Prices range from $35/night Sunday through Thursday from May 8 to October 3 to $70/night on a Friday or Saturday for a Premium Full Hook Up ($75 on Holiday & Halloween weekends).  For more information or to reserve, call (970) 658-2536 or check out their website.

There are two campsites managed by the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District:  The Estes Park Campground at Mary's Lake and The Estes Park Campground at East Portal.  These are open from May 15th to October 3rd.  Reservations can be made online at or through the call center at (800) 964-7806.  Rates for 2016 are $30/night for a non-water/electric campsite,  $40/night for a campsite with water and electric, and $45/night for a full hook-up campsite.  For more information and the guidelines for reserving you can go to the EVRPD website

There is also the Hermit Park Open Space campgrounds located 2 miles from Estes Park and is open year-round.  Reservations can be made 180 days in the future.  It has 108 campsites in 5 different campgrounds: Hermit's Hollow, Bobcat, Kruger Equestrian, Granite Gulch, and Camper Cabins.  Each of these can be reserved through the reservations call center at (800) 397-7795 or online at the Larimer County Camping website.