— Both Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road are CLOSED for the 2012 season. Trail Ridge Road will reopen on Friday, May 24, 2013 and Old Fall River Road will reopen on July 3, 2013.
New Live Performances and Entertainment Calendar in Estes Park
Click on image to the right to view Current Air Quality and Forecast
For Rocky Mountain Nation Park (Station is just 3 outside of Estes Park).
Do Some Fun and Different Thing on Your Next Trip to Rocky Mtn Natl Park and Estes Park:
ATV Trail Riding — ATV, new Automatic and 4 wheel drive are for rent for riding in the Allenspark area. They will deliver ATVs to the trailhead and will provide instruction that will introduce the novice riders to the fun of riding an ATV through the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Experienced riders will find trails that challenge and all riders will enjoy the views and access to places that many mountain visitors simply can’t go to. Now located in Estes Park. Estes Park ATV
Horseback/Trail Riding or a pony ride for the little Ones — Estes Park Horseback Riding located at historic ElkHorn Lodge has experienced wranglers to make your ride a memorable experience. Rides that last a lifetime.
Barleen's Rocky Mountain Opry is live entertainment for the entire family includes variety, old time rock 'n roll, country as well as John Denver tribute and more (See Schedule).
Wed-Sat night in July, August and September. Matinée and Evening show on many Saturdays.
Breakfast — Replace your traditional breakfast with some fresh Donuts and Pastries from the Donut Haus. Be different; It is your vacation; Live it up.
The buses run weekends starting Memorial Day Weekend (May 26) and runs through October 9, 2012. There are two more routes to help you once you are in the Park for Moraine Park and Glacier Basin (Bear Lake). Click here for more info and the Map: Map of Free Shuttle Buses Routes [PARK PASS REQUIRED!]
Bear Lake Road Reconstruction Project
Major construction work on Bear Lake Road in 2012 & 2013 includes mandatory use of park shuttles May 29 to Oct 9 between 9 am–4 pm, delays, and some night closures.
Free Visitors Shuttle Bus Service:
During most of the busy season, All Summer and Fall Weekends, down town parking can be a bit of a problem. To help relieve congestion and make your stay easier, the Town of Estes Park has a three shuttle bus routes running for your convenience No more hunting for a parking place and worrying about getting back before your parking time expires. Shuttles operate daily from June 29, 2012 through September 9, 2012. Also, weekends in June (15, 16 & 17 and 22, 23 & 24). Its fast, its convenient and best of all ITS FREE!!! Visitors Shuttle Map
Over 4, 000 images were taken of the Rooftop Rodeo and 150 of the Rooftop Rodeo Parade. To see the best of the best images please visit our Rooftop Rodeo Page.
Estes Park Fireworks
One of Colorado's most brilliant fireworks displays can be seen throughout the Estes Park area. The explosive charges reach the sky above Lake Estes. The American Legion, in conjunction with the Town of Estes Park, presented the 46th Annual Fireworks display.
See: Slide Show with Fireworks
New Trail Ridge Road Status Phone Number
Dial (970) 586-1222 for a recorded message on the up-to-minute status of Trail Ridge Road.
You may not know that our mountain make their own weather, so it is not uncommon to have snow in July or August at the top of Trail Ridge Road. It can be slippery and add a 20 mph wind, and you can have a white out. Such weather will only last for a few hours to a day, but if you are planning to cross over Trail Ridge Road, weather may hamper your travel. You also may find the road closed due to weather in early June and September/October due to weather.
"Estes Park has a length of twelve miles and a varied width from one to three miles. Its outline is beautifully irregular–being broken by invading ridges, between which the park swells out into glades, basins and glens." — Enos A. Mills
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