Things to Know Before Traveling to Estes Park

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!

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