Boulder Brook Blog

Snowshoe Ecology Walk

  • Location Varies.
  • February 21, 2018 – March 18, 2018
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Location: Location Varies. , CO
  • Phone: (970) 586-1206
  • Time: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Price: Free

Come snowshoe with a ranger.  Learn techniques to traverse terrain as you explore the natural world of a subalpine forest.  No previous experience needed. Participants will need to bring their own snowshoes which can be rented at local sporting goods stores. Ages 8 and up only. Reservations are required no more than 7 days in advance.  No more than 6 people per reservation; call (970) 586-1223.  Participants must be 8 years old and above.

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Whiskey Warmup

  • George Hix Riverside Plaza, Downtown Estes Park
  • March 3, 2018
  • Location: 184 W Elkhorn Ave, George Hix Riverside Plaza, Downtown Estes Park, CO
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: $50 each, $90 per pair

Included in ticket prices:

  • Unlimited samples from 23 distilleries
  • Souvenir tasting glass
  • Live seminars
  • Live Music

Join Estes Park for Whiskey Warm Up, a whiskey tasting event and celebration with special whiskey-themed events, packages and specials will be happening throughout the weekend.

The Whiskey Warm Up celebrates the winter tradition of warming up from the inside out. Layer up to sip on selections of Colorado whiskeys from a variety of distilleries while cozying up near of one of the fire pits outside in the beautiful George Hix Riverside Plaza. Sway to the toe-tapping sounds of live music, learn more about the styles, tastes and smells of whiskey from a local distillery’s knowledgeable educators, who will be presenting live snapshot seminars throughout the event including Elkins presenting on the challenges of high altitude distilling and how all their materials are sourced from Colorado. Enjoy a local cigar shop selling products and demonstrating cigar rolling, to enjoy alongside your favorite whiskey.

After a day of sampling and evening out on the town, retreat back to your cabin or lodge room for a weekend getaway. Spend the next day, exploring Rocky Mountain National Park or shopping the unique housewares and gifts in the one-of-a-kind boutiques downtown Estes Park. Make your lodging reservations for this special weekend today.

Participating Distilleries:

  • Elkins Distillery, Presenting Sponsor
  • Dancing Pines Distillery
  • Breckenridge Distillery
  • 3 Hundred Days of Shine
  • Feisty Spirits Distillery
  • Copper Muse Distillery
  • 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co.
  • Bear Creek Distillery
  • Black Canyon Distillery
  • Woody Creek Distillers
  • Spirit Hound Distillers
  • Weaver’s Spirits
  • Art of the Spirits Colorado Whiskey
  • Mystic Mountain Distillery
  • State 38 Distilling
  • 291 Colorado Whiskey
  • Rocker Spirits
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Stan Jam 2018

Stan Jam 2018
The Stanley Hotel
February 23, 2018 – February 24, 2018
Location: 333 Wonderview Avenue, The Stanley Hotel, CO
Phone: 1-800-976-1377
Time: Friday 3:30 pm- 11:00 pm, Saturday 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
Price: See website for Tickets & Packages

Stan Jam is a two-day celebration of incredible music, art, family and friends set in one of Colorado’s most iconic and intimate settings at The Stanley Hotel. The two-day event features some of the best Colorado musicians set alongside some of the biggest legends in bluegrass. From music workshops to all-out jams in the historic Stanley Concert Hall, the diverse line-up at the 2018 Stan Jam promises to deliver an experience worthy of its spectacular Rocky Mountain setting.

Friday Lineup
3:30 – 6:30 PM: Welcome Reception feat. Modern Whiskey Market
8:00 – 9:00 PM: Rapidgrass
9:30 – 11:00 PM: The Jeff Austin Band
Saturday Lineup
10:30 – 11:45 AM: Bluegrass Workshop (Rapidgrass)
12:00 – 1:30 PM: Group Pick/Jam
2:00 – 2:45 PM: Wood Belly
3:15– 4:30 PM: The Lonesome Days
5:00 – 6:00 PM: The Side Hustlers (K.C. Groves)
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Dinner Break
7:30 – 8:30 PM: Chain Station
9:00 – 10:30 PM: The Del McCoury Band
11:00 – 12:30 PM Jeff Austin After Party

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Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival

  • Estes Park Events Complex
  • February 10, 2018
  • Location: 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park Events Complex, CO
  • Phone: (970) 586-3661
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Single Tickets $40, Couple Tickets $70

Join us for the inaugural Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival! Sample sweets from the regions finest chocolatiers, wine from a variety of Colorado wineries, and enjoy a romantic weekend in beautiful Estes Park!


All tickets include chocolate sampling tickets, complimentary pours, a souvenir wine glass, and a tote bag for carrying home your favorite bottles

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Estes Park Winter Festival

  • Estes Park Events Complex
  • January 13, 2018 – January 14, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park Events Complex, CO
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Adults 21+ (tasting pass): $35

Tickets – use code “visitestes” and order tickets online for $8 off

  • $30 Tasting Tickets  21+
  • $15 Ages 10+
  • $5 Children 4-9

NEW in 2018! – People’s Choice Best Beer – Vote for your favorite brew!
Saturday remains the Chili day, but Sunday has been transformed into the BBQ day!

Festival Fun: 

Beer Tasting, Chili Cook-Off, BBQ, Kid’s Activities


Saturday, January 13

12:30-2:30 Dixie Leadfoot

3-5pm Monocle

Sunday, January 14

12-3pm Heartstring Hunters

3:30-5pm Johnny and the Mongrels

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Wild in Winter

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
November 5, 2017 – March 17, 2018
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Location: 1000 US Highway 36, Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, CO
Phone: (970) 586-1206
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Price: Free

Join a ranger to learn about winter in Rocky and how humans and animals alike adapt to this beautiful but challenging season.

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Estes Park Holiday Market

Estes Park Conference Center
November 18, 2017 – November 19, 2017
Location: 101 South St. Vrain Avenue, Estes Park Conference Center, CO
Phone: 9705869519
Time: Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-3pm
Price: Free

Mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Estes Park Holiday Market the weekend before Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 18th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, November 19th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This event will be held at the Estes Park Conference Center (201 S. St. Vrain Avenue off Highway 7 in Estes Park), adjacent to the The Ridgeline Estes Park. This event is FREE to the public. Drawings will be held every hour for a $10 certificate that the winner can spend with any of the vendors this weekend only.

The Holiday Market will feature many hand-crafted and collectible items including but not limited to: handmade quilted items, home décor, handmade rugs, polymer clay hair accessories and jewelry, knitted hats and scarves, custom handmade jewelry, hand thrown stoneware, pottery and ceramics, ornaments, Christmas wreaths and decorations, photographs, coasters, puppets, handmade cards, alpaca clothes, socks, yarn, gloves and scarves, hand knitted and needle felted gifts, illustrated quotations, quilling, tatting & beadwork, kid’s books, handcrafted dolls, wood ornaments, wood carvings, signs, soaps, handwoven scarves & blankets, specialty teas and coffee, salsa and dips, along with many other one of a kind unique items for your holiday shopping. Most of the vendors only accept cash or check. Visit for more information.

Along with the Holiday Market, there will be a silent auction to benefit flood victims so please come and support this cause!

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Come Visit Boulder Brook

Nestled next to the rambling waters of Fall River, Boulder Brook is ideally located to take advantage of the unique shopping of downtown Estes Park or the rugged splendor of the Rocky Mountain National more