Visiting Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park in winter offers a variety of exciting activities and experiences. Here are the top 10 things to do in Estes Park during the winter season:
Explore the magical beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park covered in snow. Consider guided tours by Wildside 4×4 to make the most of your winter adventure.
Hidden Valley offers opportunities for backcountry skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and snowshoeing. The unplowed road is perfect for snowshoeing, and you can rent equipment at the front desk.
Weather permitting, you can enjoy ice skating from early December to early February at YMCA of the Rockies. Children six and under can skate for free! Ice skating is also available within Rocky Mountain National Park, and skates are available for rent at The Ridgeline’s front desk.
Experience the thrill of ice fishing on frozen lakes and ponds in Rocky Mountain National Park. Fishing is allowed on open-fishing lakes and ponds, and you’ll need both a fishing license and hand-augers.
Warm up in the heated indoor pool at The Ridgeline Hotel, where the temperature is always perfect. Enjoy family-friendly “dive-in” movies on a large projector screen all season long.
Explore the award-winning, handcrafted wines at Snowy Peaks Winery and sample wines from other boutique wineries in Colorado.
Located in the heart of Estes Park, Elements of Touch Wellness Spa offers massages, spa services, couples’ treatments, Pilates, and group yoga for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Discover the charm of downtown Estes Park in winter. Shop at Trendz, satisfy your sweet tooth at The Old Fashioned Candy Store or the Taffy Shop, catch a movie at the historic movie theater, and explore the art galleries in town.
With these activities, you can make the most of your winter getaway in Estes Park, experiencing both the natural beauty of the Rockies and the cozy attractions of the town. Enjoy your winter escape!