Visiting Estes Park
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Estes Park Travel Tips for Families
As the entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park, the town of Estes Park, CO can be your base camp for amazing nature-filled adventures! Estes Park has been welcoming visitors and families since the early 1900s. Surrounded by natural beauty and with activities for all ages and outdoors skill levels, it has become a popular family travel destination. Plan ahead for your family trip to Estes Park by learning more about the different activities most suited to your family's interests. Whether it's hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting; this area has it all! After a day outdoors, come home to a luxury or rustic Estes Park cabin rentals; there are beautiful Estes Park vacation rentals are available that fit every budget and families' needs.
Attractions & Things to Do
Guests staying in Estes Park vacation rentals often delight in the following activities:
- The Stanley Hotel was Stephen King's inspiration for The Shining, and offers daily history and ghost tours. This may be a great activity for older members of the family that appreciate a bit of macabre.
- Snow Peaks Winery has a family-friendly tasting room and offers children their own juice tasting.
- Take a scenic drive on the highest continually paved highway in the United States, the Trail Ridge Highway, inside the Rocky Mountain National Park. Usually open Memorial Day weekend through mid-October.
- Take a hike! Don't forget to bring your binoculars with you to spot some of the native wildlife and wonders of the area. Enjoy a regional experience by packing a picnic and enjoying your meal in the park.
When to Visit Estes Park - Festivals, Events, and More
There's something to do and see year-round when staying in Estes Park cabins and rentals, so when to visit depends on where your interests lie. With seasonal events and attractions, be them indoors or out, there is fun for the whole family. For example, the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
in June is one of the largest of its kind.
Summer temperatures average 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with overnight lows in the chilly 40s. In the winter the average daily temperature is in the 40s, so pack warm clothes, and plan on relaxed evenings by a warm fireplace. In the lower elevations springtime is wonderful for fishing and biking with March and April being its most snow-covered months at the higher elevations. Summer brings hiking and by June the paths in the Rocky Mountain National Park are snow-free. Fall brings back the anglers, and is elk mating season! Late September into October is prime season for the leaves to change colors. Winter is a great time of years for family sledding, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing. Book a rental property at any time of year, and enjoy the many activities the area has to offer.