Is it time to plan your next family vacation? While you’re researching plane tickets, comparing lodging prices and looking into different attractions, there are a few additional things to consider for your getaway to Estes Park.

Take a look at the events calendar. Sure, there are many Colorado-specific activities that you want to experience, but have you considered the smaller, lesser-known events that may be going on while you’re in the area? Take a look at the Estes Park events calendar to find local markets, festivals and classes that may interest your family.

Purchase tickets in advance. Depending on what your itinerary looks like, you may need to purchase your tickets in advance. Some places, including the Rocky Mountain National Park, require timed entry passes. Once you decide what you’d like to do, be sure to purchase tickets as necessary to keep your trip flowing seamlessly.

Bring layers of clothing. Mountain weather can be unpredictable, and dressing in layers can help you be prepared for any type of weather you encounter while on your trip. During the winter season, be sure to bring heavy jackets, hats and gloves to keep yourself warm. If you’re traveling during spring, summer or fall, a light jacket hoodie may be sufficient and necessary.

Be prepared to see wildlife at all times. If you aren’t used to seeing wildlife regularly, you’re in for a treat! Estes Park is encompassed by protected lands that offer abundant habitats to an array of wildlife. It is common to see animals while driving through town. Be ready to snap a picture at any time!

How long you plan to stay. There is so much to see in and around Estes Park! If possible, staying a full seven days is advised. Between the outdoor activities, hiking adventures and local events, your trip to Colorado may need to be your big yearly vacation. If staying a long period of time isn’t possible, a long weekend will do—as long as you begin planning your next getaway to Estes Park soon after.

One thing you absolutely won’t want to miss out on is a trip on the Mustang Mountain Coaster. It’s a thrilling, scenic adventure that the whole family will enjoy!

Visit our website today to view our calendar and pass information for your next trip to Estes Park!

Depending on what your family likes to do on their vacations, you likely have a lot of options for where you want to travel on your next trip. Though we may be biased, no matter what you are into, we believe that Estes Park deserves a prominent spot on your list!

Estes Park offers beauty, history and an activity lineup that is unmatched. From outdoorsy days to evenings spent shopping in the air conditioning, there is truly something for everyone here at Estes Park.

That is why we think it is a great contender as the perfect place for any family vacation.

Why Book a Family Vacation to Estes Park

It's a great place to learn about the history of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Since 1915, the Rocky Mountain National Park has become a staple of the American West—and Estes Park is the gateway to it. Estes Park makes a great jumping-off point for discovering everything this gorgeous area has to offer.

There are plenty of creature comforts. The outdoor activities on Colorado's Front Range are unrivaled, but if not everyone in your family is an outdoorsy type, don't you worry! Estes Park has plenty of creature comforts, including a thriving downtown area with shops, cafes, restaurants and more for the indoor cats in your life.

You will likely see plenty of wildlife. This one is for all the animal lovers in your family. Our area is home to moose, elk, bighorn sheep, goats and more, plus many different types of songbirds you can spot in the trees. Plus, if you come in the spring, you are likely to spot many different wildflowers to admire throughout your trip.

There are plenty of activities to try. If you are an adventurous spirit, you will love the opportunities you can find in Estes Park! From hiking to tram rides to fly fishing to horseback riding to the Front Range's best mountain coaster, there are ample opportunities for the traveler who wants to try something new.

Are you hoping to make the most of your family’s Estes Park vacation? Be sure to visit the Mustang Mountain Coaster! Start your booking with us today to reserve your spot.

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If you are planning a visit to Estes Park, we can't wait to have you! Estes Park is a fantastic place to vacation to at any time of year. We think you will enjoy these fun facts about Estes Park! Rich in history, abundant in scenery, and filled with plenty of activities for the whole family, you will find so much to enjoy in your time here.

Whether you are just starting to plan your trip or have something booked and are getting excited, we thought sharing these fun facts would be a great way to give you some context on the place we call home!

From the interesting history to its proximity to the Rocky Mountain National Park, there is so much to love about Estes Park.

Facts About the History of Estes Park

  • “Park” is a term for an upland valley in the mountains.
  • The town was named for Joel Estes and his wife Patsy, who traveled from Kentucky to become the first permanent residents.
  • The layout of the town was established within the first decade of its founding and remains mostly intact to this day.
  • The Stanley Hotel, built in 1909, was the first hotel in Estes Park and would later go on to be featured in the hit box office film, The Shining.

Facts About Visiting Estes Park

Facts About Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Rocky Mountain National Park features the highest elevation continually paved road in the country, which spans 48 miles and reaches a peak of 12,183 feet.
  • More than 250 bird species have been known to habitat in the park.
  • Rocky Mountain National Park welcomes 3 million visitors every year, with summer and fall being the peak months to visit.
  • Bighorn sheep are the symbol of Rocky Mountain National park, and around 400 of them reside in the park at any given time.

If you are looking for a fun family activity to do while you visit, be sure to check out the Mustang Mountain Coaster! Buy your passes now to see the front range like never before.

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