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Honoring Veterans – Welcoming Everyone

Rocky Mountain National Park Honors Veterans with Free Admission for All Park Visitors – Friday, November 9 through Monday, November 11, 2013.  Waiving entrance fees to all public lands on Veteran’s Day and Veteran’s Day weekend is one way to show appreciation for the millions of men and women who fight to keep America’s public lands accessible to all Americans.


The National Park Service also provides active duty members of the military and their dependents with a free annual national park pass. Permanently disabled veterans can receive a free lifetime pass to all parks. The passes provide entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands – more than 2,000 in all. The passes can be acquired at Rocky Mountain National Park or any park that charges an entrance fee. Information about all national park passes is available at 


This weekend’s fee waiver is for park entrance only and does not include user fees for camping or other park activities.


If you can’t get away this weekend, here’s a brief overview of upcoming Estes Park Holiday Events to help you plan ahead:


First Annual Holiday Market, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 23-24, 2013   9a-6p and 10a-4p Estes Park Resort, 9-6 Sat. & 10-4 Sun.

Estes Park Tree Lighting Ceremony, Saturday, November 23, 2013  4:30p – 6:30p  Riverside Plaza at the intersection of Rockwell Street and Riverside Drive.  Enjoy sweet treats and hot chocolate, radio flyer wagon rides, stocking, ornament decorating and visits with Santa from 4:30p to 5:15p. Tree lighting promptly at 5:30p.

Catch the Glow Lighted Christmas Parade, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013  5:30p Downtown Estes Park.

Holiday House Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 9a – 3p Estes Park Conference Center

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