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Estes Park Sports & Fitness Expo

Estes Park Events Complex

  • March 18, 2017
  • Location: 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park Events Complex, CO
  • Phone: (303) 304-9159
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Join us to jump start your wellness this season, integrate new ideas into your existing fitness routine, and learn more about how to get involved in the incredible sports fitness, and wellness opportunities in the Estes Park community.
Check out our variety of vendors from across the Estes Park sports & fitness community, and find out what they have planned for Fall, Winter, and beyond! The expo also features sports and fitness vendors from the Front Range as well.
Engage with our expert speakers and benefit from their ideas and tips on a wide variety of sports and fitness related interests.
Admission is free to the public, and all ages are welcome! 

 

 

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Kids & Family Activities

Creating a Lifetime of Memories

Simply put, Estes Park caters to families. In the village, in Rocky Mountain National Park and in the grand spaces in between, opportunities abound for moms and dads, sons and daughters, grandmothers and grandfathers to do things together. It could be something as modest as sharing an ice cream cone or as monumental as catching a first fish. A mix of man-made amusements-slides, zip lines, miniature golf, go karts and more-complements natural fun-wildlife, mountains, lakes and forests, ensuring everyone finds something of interest to share.

In a place as scenic as Estes Park, it makes sense that families enjoy each other outdoors. And they can be as active as they like. Hikes, short and long, show off the area, including Longs Peak, Lake Estes and Twin Owls. Strings of horseback riders wend along dirt trails through Roosevelt National Forest. Youngsters giggle with delight while bicycling around Lake Estes, perhaps racing cousins or even parents. Go on a treasure hunting adventure finding local geocaches. On a scenic drive, families might play a game of eye spy, peering into open green meadows for a glimpse of wildlife (often elk) while sharing stories and admiring the surrounding towering peaks. Even a simple picnic in one of the village parks makes a great way to bring families together.

Indoors, too, families make memories together. Dressing up in vintage western wear, they pose for portraits. Or, they might visit one of the area museums to get acquainted with regional art, history and the land. Even while shopping, families gather to watch glass-blowing demonstrations. For a more active outing, they might try rock climbing inside at one of the highest rock-climbing gyms in northern Colorado. The gym welcomes people who have never before tried climbing as well as veterans who have been doing it for years.

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Estes Park Bridal Show

Estes Park Events Complex

  • February 19, 2017
  • Location: 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park Events Complex, CO
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Price: $10 admission for first attendee, $5 for each additional attendee

 

Whether you are planning a large destination wedding or an intimate mountain affair, The Estes Park Wedding Association’s qualified members are ready to assist in making your dream wedding day perfect and easy to plan!  After you meet with our wedding professionals, enter to win a chance at our grand prize drawing for two.

 

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Avalanche Awareness & Outdoor Safety in Winter

 

  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Location: 1895 Fall River Road, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, Estes Park, CO
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
  • Time: 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: $40 per adult
This course will be a condensed overview of the avalanche phenomenon with a goal of participants being able to identify how, when, where and why avalanches are likely to occur in Rocky Mountain National Park. After a study of avalanches for one and one-half hours in the classroom, we will travel to Hidden Valley and during a two-hour hike, study the snowpack and terrain aspects of avalanches and review the basics of avalanche rescue techniques.

 

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Winter Trails Day Snowshoe Festival

Bear Lake Park & Ride – Rocky Mountain National Park

  • January 14, 2017
  • Location:
  • Time: 10 am – 3 pm
  • Price: Free – National Park Entrance Fee Applies

Snow is no reason to stop hiking! Though your favorite footpath may be covered in deep powder, why pine for spring when you can slip on a pair of snowshoes and get out on the trail all winter long? Snowshoeing, after all, is simply hiking in winter.

Watch live igloo making demonstrations by Grand Shelters, from 10am – 2pm. Grand Shelters is rewriting the book on winter camping, providing resources and equipment to support your overnight winter adventure!

Winter Trails Day is a free snowshoe festival with hundreds of demo snowshoes for adults and children; advice from snowshoe experts, demos snowshoes to try out and outdoor gear displays . Bring food and water. Note: Beginning at 2:00 PM, the available quantity of demo equipment will be restricted; so be sure to arrive early enough so that you can demo each and every model! Please bring your driver’s license to registration. For more information visit www.WinterTrails.org and choose, Colorado, Estes Park.

 

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Estes Park Winter Festival

Celebrate the winter season in Estes Park at the Estes Park Winter Festival weekend! Taste award-winning chili at the popular chili cook-off, and sip a variety of beers and wines at the Estes Park Winter Festival, Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend 2017 at the Estes Park Events Complex!

  • January 14, 2017 – January 15, 2017
  • Location: 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park Events Complex, CO
  • Time: 12pm – 5pm
  • Price: Adults 21+ (tasting pass): $30, Ages 10+ (no tasting pass): $17, Ages 4-9: $5

 

 

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Ice fishing, pond skating available at Trout Haven

Recreation at Trout Haven fishing pond has never been more fun.

Ice fishing at Trout Haven – protected from the wind by fishing inside ice shanties – is just one of the activities available at the resort. Trout is a cold-water fish, they thrive under the ice. Even in winter, the fishing pond is teeming with stocked trout. Fishing is charged only by the catch – $1 per inch with the average size between 9-14 inches. You won’t need a license or fishing gear to fish at Trout Haven, everything is available for you to use – even if you don’t catch a fish, which is highly unlikely. Each fish caught is cleaned on-site. There are many open grills located on the property for you to cook it yourself; or, if you prefer – your catch can be packed on ice for you.

New this year, they have ice skating on the pond as well. Brand-new skates (including child sizes) can be rented for $2 for the entire day; with pond time available for just $3. As an added attraction, night ice skating is available until 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; the pond is open the rest of the week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information about the Trout Haven Resort properties, visit www.trouthavenresorts.com or call 1-800-794-7857.

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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