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 YMCA in the Rockies has a pond that you can skate on.
- 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
These businesses are open in the winter to welcome you, or check out these Winter Lodging Specials:
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
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
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