Estes Park Summer Top 10

Summer is the season of adventure in Estes Park! Here are our Top 10 Things To Do during the warm season. Check them out!

1) Rocky Mountain National Park

A can’t-miss destination! Rocky Mountain National Park is full of breathtaking views and rich wildlife that will make your adventure unlike any other.

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A group of elk relaxing in a Rocky Mountain National Park meadow

2) Ridgeline Tours

Experience Rocky Mountain National Park from a unique perspective – with our new 10-passenger convertible bus! Our knowledgeable guides will teach you all about Rocky Mountain National Park while you sit back and enjoy the views!

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Experience a tour of Rocky Mountain National Park on our 15-seat convertible bus

3) Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park

Stroll down Riverwalk and enjoy this tranquil path that follows the riverbank through town. A fun and relaxing activity that the entire family can enjoy!

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Riverwalk through downtown Estes Park, CO

4) Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

Take a drive down the Peak to Peak highway and experience amazing lookouts, historical sites, and charming little towns.

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An aerial summer view of Lake Estes and Estes Park, CO

5) Horseback Riding Tours

Experience the beauty of Estes Park by taking a trail ride with the guides at Estes Park Outfitters.

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Colorado horseback riding in Estes Park near Rocky Mountain National Park

6) Lake Estes Marina

Cool down during the summer heat by spending some time enjoying Lake Estes. Boat and watercraft rentals are available at the Marina, as well as fishing licenses and gear!

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Canoeing and kayaking on Lake Estes, Colorado

7) Hiking

Get out and explore the beautiful area that surrounds Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. With over 300 miles of hiking trails, you will be sure to find the perfect adventure!

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A hiker enjoys a beautiful lake view in Rocky Mountain National Park

8) Downtown Estes Park

Downtown Estes Park is a haven full of boutique shopping, art galleries, restaurants, and much more. Be sure to visit Trendz, our very own boutique shop that carries the largest variety of gifts and home decor in Estes!

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Experience some of the best boutique shopping in Estes Park at Trendz

9) Estes Park Aerial Tramway

Enjoy a ride on a European-style cable car that will escort you to the summit of Prospect Mountain. This amazing birds-eye view of Estes Park is a sight you don’t want to miss!

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Take a ride on the Estes Park aerial tram for mind-blowing 360 degree views of Colorado

10) Brewery & Distillery Tour

Estes Park is home to some great Colorado craft brews and spirits! Plan a day and bounce around town to check out all the local breweries and distilleries.


Rock Cut Brewing Company
Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company
Estes Park Brewery


Dancing Pines Distillery
Elkins Distilling Co.

Enjoy a wide variety of regional and local craft brews at Latitude 105 Alehouse

These are our Top 10 reasons to visit Estes Park this summer. There are many more, so make sure to book a room today to discover all that Estes Park has to offer.


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