Estes Park Winter Top 10

No matter what the temperature is outside, there is endless fun to be had in Estes Park! Here are our top 10 things to do during the winter months! Check them out!

1) Enjoy our Pool and Hot Tub

After an exciting day out and about, there is nothing better than knowing what you are coming back to: our pool and hot tub. With the largest indoor pool in Estes Park, this is also the perfect place for your kids to hang out and play during the stormy winter days. We also have a brand new 180″ screen we will show movies and sports on. Enjoy Monday Night Football in style while your kids swim!

Bonus: You can pick up a cocktail at our bar to enjoy in the pool area.

Ridgeline Hotel indoor heated swimming pool

2) Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

There’s snow better way to get out and see Rocky Mountain National Park in the winter than to strap on some cross-country skis or snowshoes and hit the trails! When the snowflakes are coming down and it looks like a winter wonderland, this is the activity to be doing. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing will get you active and exposed to beautiful scenery in Rocky Mountain National Park that you may not be able to see from a vehicle on the road.

Reminder: Our pool and hot tub will be waiting for you when you get back so you can relax and warm up!

Winter adventurers trying snowshoeing in Estes Park, CO

3) Dining and Drinks at Latitude 105 Alehouse

Located right here in the hotel, you will find Latitude 105 Alehouse. We serve up craft burgers, shared plates, salads and more! We also feature signature cocktails, rotating taps, and we are the only bar in Estes Park featuring the NFL Season Ticket Package! Come on down and see why we put Latitude 105 on the map.

Latitude 105 Alehouse Restaurant

4) Watch Winter Wildlife

The winter is the best time of the year to see wildlife. Plan a day hike or take a stroll to enjoy wildlife viewing in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. These animals are a sight to see!

Bighorn sheep at Rocky Mountain National Park

5) Shop Downtown

Downtown Estes Park in the winter is a sight to see. Between the show and the bright lights, you will truly enjoy this view. While you are out and about downtown, stop in at our store Trendz, located at 100 East Elkhorn Avenue for the latest goodies!

Christmas winter stroll in Estes Park, CO

6) Estes Park Winter Festival

If you are planning a trip to Estes Park over Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend (Jan. 13-14, 2018), then you will have to stop by the Estes Park Winter Festival! This event will be taking place at the Estes Park Events Center and will have something for everyone: taste award-winning chili; sip a variety of beers and wines; browse retail vendors; enjoy live entertainment, and much, much more!

Family playing in the snow in Estes Park, CO

7) Visit the Taffy Shop

If you have not tried it, you need to! The Taffy Shop has been around since 1935 and produces some of the best taffy around! Stop in and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Taffy from Estes Park, CO

8) Wine and Chocolate Festival

Mark your calendars for February 10th, when the 2018 Estes Park Wine & Chocolate Festival will take place! This event is one for the books, so make sure to purchase your ticket ahead of time!

Estes Park in winter

9) Brewery/Distillery Tour

If you want to try some great local brews and drinks, make sure to hit up the breweries and distilleries in Estes Park. Plan a day and bounce around town to the local breweries and distilleries. Eses Park is home to some great brews and spirits! Make sure to check them out.

BREWERIES:
Rock Cut Brewing Company
Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company

DISTILLERIES:
Dancing Pines Distillery
Elkins Distilling Co.

Glass of whiskey at Latitude 105 Alehouse in Ridgeline Hotel

10) Sledding/Tubing at Hidden Valley

Fun for all ages! This activity should definitely be on your list! Sledding and Tubing at Hidden Valley is a one-of-a-kind experience!

Kids on sled hill near Estes Park, Colorado


These are our Top 10 Reasons to visit Estes Park this winter. 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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