Mountain Biking in Estes Park

Activities

You’ll find plenty to do in Estes Park. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or love to shop, you'll find more than enough to keep you entertained. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the mountains – serene, unchanged and majestic, ready to enjoy.

While here, we invite you to try fly fishing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, horseback riding and the thrill of viewing mountain wildlife. Enjoy our rich historical tours, terrific golf courses, intriguing museum exhibitions, and our many local art galleries. You’ll never do it all in one trip, but you can always come back for more!

Estes Park offers organized events and activities throughout the year. Updates are made to our calendar of events on a regular basis so be sure to bookmark this page and check back frequently to make plans to stay with us and be in town for your favorite event.

Here is a rundown of some of the activities you will find in Estes Park, CO.

Fly Fishing

fly fishing in coloradoEstes Park is in the midst of outstanding fishing.  The high mountain streams and lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park accessible by foot or horseback bring anglers from across the country.  The Fall River has regained its stature as a wonderful fishery.  And the numerous private waters in the area only add to the area's reputation.

Hiking

hiking in Rocky Mountain National ParkRocky Mountain National Park is home to 350 miles of trails taking hikers and adventurers to a variety of environments--from high mountain peaks to rivers and waterfalls to fields of wildflowers.  All ability levels and ages can enjoy the beautiful terrain.  Often the hardest part is picking which part of this beautiful world to explore! 


Biking

mountain biking in coloradoEstes Park, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park are a hub for road biking and mountain biking.  Road biking in the Park can be challenging as the elevation change leads to steep climbs.  The reward is breathtaking, however, as you are surrounded by mountain peaks and spectacular scenery throughout the Park.  Be sure to check the open routes in the park as bicycles are prohibited off established roads in Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Mountain bikers will find a treasure trove of trails in neigboring National Forest lands.  Roosevelt, Arapaho and Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests offer hundreds of off-road trails for backcountry riding. 

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

snowshoeing in rocky mountain national parkRocky Mountain National Park is home to spectacular cross country ski trails.  Try the Sprague Lake and Bear Lake areas in the Park.  These trails offer peace and quiet and are accessible to all levels of skier. Shops in town offer lessons, guided tours and rental skis.  The Sprague Lake and Bear Lake areas are also excellent areas to enjoy a nice day on snowshoes. Regardless of your pleasure, winter offers a great opportunity to enjoy the splendor of the area.

Wildflowers and Wildlife Viewing

wildflowers

People from around the globe come to this part of Colorado to enjoy a unique opporunity to commune with nature.  Along hikes or scenic drives visitors can expect to encounter wildlife throughout Rocky Mountain National Park and even in the town of Estes Park.  In the early summer months, wildflowers come alive and transform the landscape into a colorful canvas.  Be sure to set aside some time to take it all in.

Shopping and Dining

estes park neighbor

What trip would be complete without taking in the local culture--including the numerous shopping opportunities in and around Estes Park.  In town there there are more than 300 shops displaying wares from around the world, the region, and the town.  Dine in restaurants serving cuisine from around the town or stroll the quaint streets of Estes Park for fine art, collectibles or that special takeaway from this very special place.  Let us know what you are looking for and we will send you on your way.

Just don't rile the neighbors!

 

 

Did You Know?


The Inn on Fall River can help you plan a custom itinerary of activities while you are visiting.  Contact us and we will help you get the most of your stay.

Rocky Mountain National park

Upcoming Local Events