family fun

It's Time You Stopped!

Rock n' River Cabins on the Pond

A recent visitor to the Rock n’ River Resort said, “I’ve been driving past your covered, wooden bridge on Hwy 36 for years, but never stopped in.  I’m so glad I know this is here!”

Seeing the Beauty of Colorado by Bike

Velo View

Bike Tours Offer Unique Perspective

While there are many ways to enjoy the scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding area, the bicycle offers a completely unique perspective.  "It's the perfect pace for seeing the world.  You can cover a lot more ground than hiking, and yet you can still have that connection with the landscape that simply cannot be experienced from inside a car," says Shannon Burke of Velo View Bike Tours.

Fun Discovery Days for Families in Rocky Mountain National Park

Totally Unique CO Winter Adventure

Perhaps you have grown tired of the long lines at ski resorts or the weekend traffic on I-70, or you are the type of person who seeks adventure – either way, I’ve got a suggestion that is sure to shake your winter blues!  Estes Park Outfitters is now offering a totally unique Colorado mountain adventure: Private High-Country Snow Cat Tours.

Estes Park Winter Festival & Winter Trails Day - a Great Way to Experience the Fun of Winter in the Mountains!

For the past 3 years, the town of Estes Park has hosted the Estes Park Winter Festival over the Martin Luther King, Jr weekend.  It has grown into a really fun celebration of what makes Estes Park great: great food, music, & art, family friendly activities, together with stunning mountain vistas.  We love the way it draws people from all walks of life into the fresh mountain air.  Here are some photos we took yesterday:Folks enjoying the chilic cook-o</p>  </div>

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Day Hikes in Estes Park with Kids: Sprague & Bear Lake

I recently visited Colorado with my two young kids, ages 4 1/2 and 6. When I travel, I try to find fun activities we can do as a family, all the while experiencing local flavor. We decided to do a couple of easy hikes so that we could all enjoy the beautiful outdoors that the state of Colorado has to offer. Two hikes recommended for youngsters by the NPS in Rocky Mountain National Park are Sprague Lake and Bear Lake. We did each of these hikes on separate days.

Family Fun - Estes Park Winter Festival

If you are looking for a fun winter activity for your family, or a unique date (really, dinner and a movie are fun...but this will take it up a notch!), consider heading to Estes Park, CO for the 2nd Annual Winter Festival.  It will take place over Martin Luther King weekend, January 14-17.  This year there will be an Interactive Ice Castle and playground maze (can you picture it all lit up at night?