December 24th, 2012
Whether you are planning to stay a day or a week, Estes Park has many things to offer.read more
Many artists call Estes Park home. Visit the many galleries and shops featuring local artists while in Estes Park.
Art Center of Estes Park: 517 Big Thompson (in Middle Stanley Village)
A Joyful Cottage: 300 E. Elkhorn Avenue #304
Canyonlands Indian Arts: 146 W. Elkhorn Avenue
Phone (970) 577-6802
Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park Fine Art Gallery: 423 W. Elkhorn Avenue
Earthwood Collections: 141 E. Elkhorn Avenue
Estes Park Museum: 200 Fourth Street
Fall River Jewelry, Antiques & Coins: 356 E. Elkhorn Avenue #4
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park: 203a Park Lane (behind Bond Park)
Onmibus Fine Collectibles: 239 W. Elkhorn Avenue
Phone (970) 586-5523
The Old Gallery: 14863 Highway 7, Allenspark (15 miles south of Estes Park)
Village Goldsmith: 235 W. Elkhorn Avenue
With thousands of acres off wilderness, the National Forrest surrounding Estes Park is the perfect place to explore the mountains on an ATV or motorcycle.
Estes Park ATV Rentals: Unguided rides, ATVs waiting at trailheads, easy to hard trails, 1 and 2-person ATVs www.estesparkatvrentals.com (970) 577-7400
Backbone Motorsports: ATV, motorcycle and jeep rentals. Delivered to trail or you pick up. www.backboneadventures.com (970) 443-2538
The Estes Valley offers excellent cycling. Bring a bike and enjoy our many trails and roadways, join a leisurely downhill tour, or take your mountain bike off-road into the Natural Forest.
New Venture Cycling: easy downhill tours (including Trail Ridge Road), bicycle rentals (located at Estes Park Mountain Shop) (970) 231-2736 www.NewVentureCycling.com
Lake Estes Marina: Pedal carts and cruiser bikes are available for rent at the Estes Park Marina. Enjoy a leisurely ride around Lake Estes with amazing views. (970) 586-2011 www.evrpd.com/marina-rental-rates
ZootScoot Scooter Rental: Zip around Estes Park on a scooter!(970) 577-0918 www.zootscootestes.com
Enjoy the fresh mountain air with these fun activities good for all ages in Estes Park
Fun City: Giant slides, bumper cars, bumper boats, miniature golf and go-karts are only some of the activities available at Fun City. (summer only)
(970) 586-2828 www.funcityofestes.com
Estes Park Ride-a-Kart & Cascade Creek Mini-Golf: Go Karts, bumper boats, batting cages, Casey’s train, Extreme Bungee trampoline, mini golf, and an arcade. (May to September) (970) 586-6495 www.rideakart.com
Chippers Lanes Bowling:
(970) 586-8625 www.ChippersLanes.com
There are many fishing opportunities in and around Estes Park. A valid fishing license is required and may be purchased at Kirk’s Flyshop (see below) or at True Value Hardware in the Safeway shopping center.
Kirk’s Flyshop: Kirk’s Flyshop is the leader in guided fly fishing trips. They can point you in the right direction for any fishing you seek. They also offer equipment rentals, as well as guided horseback tours, backpacking tours, llama packs, day hikes and snowshoe trips. (970) 577-0790 / (877) 669-1859 www.kirksflyshop.com
Estes Angler: Estes Angler offers a wide range of guided fly fishing trips in and around Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. (970) 586-2110 / (800) 586-2110 www.estesangler.com
Public fishing areas: Fishing is available in Lake Estes, Mary’s Lake, the Big Thompson River (above and below the Estes Dam), Fall River and many lakes in Rocky Mountain. A fishing license is required. Other restrictions may be in place. The Colorado Department of Parks & Wildlife provides all the information you need to know at http://wildlife.state.co.us/fishing/pages/fishing.aspx.
Lake Estes Marina—970-586-2011 www.EVRPD.com Boat rentals, bike rentals, fishing licenses, tackle, bait, boat permits, picnic shelters, swimming area
Estes Park has two golf courses, one 18-hole course and a 9-hole course. The 18-hole course is open mid-April through October, while the 9-hole course is open year round.
18-Hole Course: open mid-April through October
http://evrpd.com/golf/18-hole-golf-course (970) 586-8146 / (866) 586-8146
9-Hole Course: open year round http://evrpd.com/golf/9-hole-golf-course (970) 586-8176
HIKING & NATURE ACTIVITIES
Estes Park Mountain Shop: (970) 586-6548 www.estesparkmountainshop.com
Kaiyote Tours: offering private and group hiking tours specializing in birding and wildlife watching. (970) 556-6103 www.KaiyoteTours.com
The Warming House: private guided tours into Rocky Mountain National Park.
Horseback riding is a very popular activity in and around Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Choose between rides in the National Park or outside (with great views of the Park). For a fun change, try a breakfast, dinner or sunset ride!
National Park Gateway Stables by SK Horses: Ride inside Rocky Mountain National Park. Rides range from 2 hours to full day rides. (970) 586-5269 www.nationalparkgatewaystables.com
O’Dells Stable at the Elkhorn Lodge: located at the western end of downtown Estes Park, ride on the Elkhorn Lodge ranch property just under Old Man Mountain. Great views of the Estes Valley from the top of the mountain.(970) 402-1486 www.estesparkhorseback.com
Sombrero Ranches: Ride on a private 1000-acre cattle ranch and into the National Forrest. Choose from 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8 hour rides. Breakfast and dinner rides available. (970) 586-4577 www.sombrero.com
Jackson Stables, Inc. at YMCA of the Rockies Livery: Ride into Rocky Mountain National Park with Jackson Stables. Also offering pony rides and hayrides. (970) 586-3341 (summer) / (970) 586-6748 (Nov to Feb)
Whitewater rafting is a perfect day trip from Estes Park. Choose from an adventurous ride down the rapids or a family-friendly float on a calm river. Book early – trips sell out!
Rapid Transit Rafting: Full and half day trips on the Colorado River or the Cache La Poudre River with transportation from Estes Park.
970-577-RAFT or 800-367-8523 www.rapidtransitrafting.com
Mountain Whitewater Descents: raft the rapids on the Cache La Poudre River.
Colorado Mountain School: offers group or private rock climbing courses of varying skill levels. Also affiliated with the Boulder Rock Club. (800) 836-4008 www.totalclimbing.com
Estes Park Mountain Shop: The Mountain Shop offers both rock climbing lessons and guided trips for any skill level! Indoor climbing gym also available. (970) 586-6548 www.estesparkmountainshop.com
Estes Park is a popular destination for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, particularly in Rocky Mountain National Park. An easy 50-mile drive south of Estes Park is Eldora Mountain Resort offering downhill skiing for skiers of all skill levels.
Eldora Mountain Resort: 680 acres of skiing, snowboarding, cross-country and snowshoeing just 50 miles south of Estes Park. (303) 440-8700 www.eldora.com
Rocky Mountain Rush: Ski tours to Eldora Mountain Resort (transportation, ski rental, lift ticket, snacks & drinks) (970) 586-8687 www.rockymountainrush.com
SNOWSHOEING & CROSS-COUNTRY (NORDIC) SKIING
Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are popular activities in Rocky Mountain National Park in the winter. To find trail information, visit www.trails.com and select “Trail Finder” then “National Park Trails”.
Kirk’s Mountain Adventures: Guided snowshoeing tours into Rocky Mountain National Park. (970) 577-0790 www.kirksmountainadventures.com
Estes Park Mountain Shop: Guided snowshoeing tours into Rocky Mountain National Park. 4 hour or 6 hour tours available. (970) 586-6548 www.estesparkmountainshop.com
Kaiyote Tours: offering private guided cross-country (Nordic) skiing and snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. (970) 556-6103 www.KaiyoteTours.com
Estes Park Aquatic Center: open to residents and visitors (970) 586-2340 http://evrpd.com/aquatic-center/pool-info
YMCA of the Rockies: open to YMCA members and overnight guests. Day passes available. (970) 586-3341 www.ymcarockies.org
Rocky Mountain Rush Tours: Enjoy a unique vehicle on a great tour of Rocky Mountain National Park. The more adventurous may enjoy the 4×4 off-road tours through the National Forrest. In winter, RMNP tours and ski trips to Eldora Ski Resort are available. (970) 586-8687 www.Rockymountainrush.com
Green Jeep Tours: Offering Rocky Mountain National Park tours, Grand Lake tours and a Rustic Ranch tour featuring a ranch from the 1880s. (970) 577-0034 www.GreenJeepTour.com
Valley of the Wind: Valley of the Wind is a micro winery that produces less than 1,000 cases of wine annually. Their wines are sold exclusively in Estes Park. Come taste their wines at the tasting room right on the river in Estes Park
120 E. Riverside Drive, Estes Park (970) 577-8800 www.valleyofthewind.com
Snowy Peaks Winery: The Snowy Peaks tasting room offers wines made by a number of Colorado wineries as well as their own line of wines. The tasting room also features gourmet Colorado foods such as handmade cheeses, chocolates, jams and jellies. Come relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the views of the Rock Mountains!
292 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park
(970) 586-2099 www.snowypeakswinery.com