One of the most common questions we get is, “What is there for us to do?” It really does depend on what you like!
Rocky Mountain National Park is open and welcomes visitors and presents fun and interesting programs all year. You can snowshoe and cross-country ski on your own or with ranger-led tours available on both the east and west side of the park. Sleds, saucers and tubes are welcome on the fenced hill at Hidden Valley Snow Play area. Call 970-586-1206 for the National Park’s information line or access the RMNP Newspaper http://www.nps.gov/romo/parknews/newspaper.htm for details. If you are not bringing equipment, Estes Park Mountain Shop http://www.estesparkmountainshop.com/winter-sports.htm is a great resource for outdoor gear rental, guidance, and guided tours.
Let Rocky Mountain Rush take you through RMNP in on of their amazing jeep tours. Their guides are knowledgeable and entertaining and with several to choose from you are bound to find the tour that’s just right for you. http://www.rockymountainrush.com/
If you like ice fishing, you may do so anywhere in RMNP except Bear Lake. A Colorado fishing license is required as may be show shoes and/or cross country skis. In designated wilderness, no mechanical means are allowed so hand augurs only. If you prefer a guide, please check out the local experts at Kirks Flyshop http://www.kirksflyshop.com/estes-park-flood-2013/
Wildlife Watching in Estes Park is like nowhere else – in the winter our Elk own the town. You are just as likely to see a gorgeous group of Bulls grazing in front of Town Hall (or browsing at Boulder Brook!) as you are crowds of cows and yearlings moving through town. Both Elk and Deer are often seen along roadsides as they wisely take advantage of plowed paths. Coyotes are also active at this time. Boulder Brook enjoys visits from Elk, Deer, Coyotes, Wild Turkeys, Raptors and Owls. Remember, winter is stressful for wildlife. Please watch quietly from a safe distance.
Indoor sport offerings include rock climbing at the Epic Climbing Gym http://www.estesparkmountainshop.com/climbing-gym.htm or bowling at Chipper’s http://www.chipperslanes.com/
A casual walk through town might include a visit one or more of the Town’s beautiful galleries. Some of our Guest favorites include the Cultural Arts Council (a great resource http://www.estesarts.com/Galleries.asp), Earthwood Artisans, and Aspen & Evergreen. View the full list and plan your art-walk at http://www.visitestespark.com/things-to-do/shopping/art-galleries/ or take a historic tour through our museum http://estesparkmuseumfriends.org/ or the historic Stanley Hotel http://www.stanleyhotel.com/tours
Whatever you choose to do outside, you’ll enjoy the warm, cozy luxury of your Suite at Boulder Brook, and we are happy to greet you and assist in your endeavors should you stop by the office to say hi.