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) Rocky Mountain National Park

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!

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Rocky Mountain National Park Wildlife Viewing

2) Brewery & Distillery Tour

The Ridgeline Booze Cruise will provide you with safe transportation as you experience some of the best breweries and distilleries in the Estes Park area!

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Estes Park Brewery and Distillery Tour

3) 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! Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing will get you active and exposed to the exclusive and beautiful scenery in Rocky Mountain National Park that you may not be able to see from a vehicle on the road.

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Cross Country Skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park

4) 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! Now serving local beers to customers so you can Sip’n’Shop!

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

5) The Ridgeline Holiday Party!

Join us on December 15, 2018 at The Ridgeline Hotel to enjoy our grand holiday party! This fun event is open to the whole family and will be a night full of food, fun, music, and beer!

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Ridgeline Hotel indoor heated swimming pool

6) Indoor Rock Climbing

If you’re looking for an active indoor activity to avoid the cold winter weather, look no further! Epic Climbing Gym has over 4,500 square feet of climbing terrain and has routes ranging from beginner to expert.

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Estes Park Indoor Rock Climbing

7) Sledding/Tubing at Hidden Valley

Sledding or tubing at Hidden Valley is a great way to spend a winter day! This family fun activity is a great way to be active and outside, while having the time of your life! We can provide you with transportation to and from Hidden Valley!

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Kids on sled hill near Estes Park, Colorado

8) Estes Park Winter Festival

If you are planning a trip to Estes Park over Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend (Jan 19-20, 2019, then you will have to stop by the Estes Park Winter Festival! The festival will take 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!

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Christmas winter stroll in Estes Park, CO

9) Wine and Chocolate Festival

Mark your calendars for February 9th, when the 2019 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!

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Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival

10) 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.

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Taffy from Estes Park, CO


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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