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Corpse Bride or Zombie?

Halloween in Estes Park is true family fun at its very best. EVERYONE is encouraged to dress up, trick-or-treat, get out, and play!   From 5p-9p Downtown will be auto-free and pedestrian safe as everyone is welcomed with treats, tricks and … Continue reading

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Have you ever seen Elk play?

Did you know they are great swimmers?   One sunny afternoon at Mary’s Lake I watched a small harem of about a dozen females and their dozen or so offspring run like excited kids down the side of the hill … Continue reading

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It’s Bugling Season – View and Enjoy In Safety!

It’s pretty exciting around here.  The annual rut has begun. The Bull Elk are all antlered up, huge, sleek, powerful, and amazingly beautiful as they commence bugling and challenging one another for breeding rights.   Yes, they are awesome, amazing … Continue reading

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Scottish-Irish Highlands Festival

It doesn’t get any better than magnificent late summer weather and full days of music, entertainment, shopping, and spectator events. Here’s the schedule:   Opening Event: Thursday, September 4th 7:30p – Tattoo Estes – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park An extravagant … Continue reading

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Become a Junior Ranger or just get to know one!

RMNP Rangers are a wealth of engaging and helpful information. Whether you want to track animals, identify flora, learn about wildlife, geology, or trees, or just find your way through the Park, the Rangers are amazing resources and they’re ready … Continue reading

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Time Travel – Historic Estes Park

Historical markers, buildings, trails and stories of early inhabitants, visitors and ancestors can be found throughout Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. Here are a few family friendly ideas for real time travel:   Baldpate Inn – With Longs Peak … Continue reading

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Old Fall River Road – Closed To All Uses For Flood Damage Repairs

Old Fall River Road is a historic, 9.4-mile winding, narrow historic dirt road built between 1913 and 1920 that traverses Mount Chapin’s south face to the Alpine Visitor Center.   Both the road and the Alluvial Fan bridge sustained significant damages … Continue reading

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