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Ice Fishing Tips for Beginners

Ice Fishing Tips for Beginners

Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect travel destination for nature lovers year-round. It’s an especially magical sight in the snow, not to mention full of opportunities for an exciting new winter adventure—like ice fishing! While some bodies of water in the park are off-limits for conservation purposes, there are plenty of rivers, lakes, and… Continue Reading

Four Ideas for an Unforgettable Winter Family Vacation

Four Ideas for an Unforgettable Winter Family Vacation

Winter may not be the first season to come to mind when you plan a family vacation, but there are actually a lot of great reasons to opt for a holiday trip. Take advantage of the off-season deals on lodging and travel, fewer crowds to congest popular destinations and attractions, and the chance to slow… Continue Reading

Three Winter Activities to Try in Rocky Mountain National Park

Three Winter Activities to Try in Rocky Mountain National Park

Have you ever dreamt of seeing the snow-capped peaks of an enormous mountain range in person? Are you looking to experience the magic of winter along the mountain trails among the diverse wildlife? Then winter is the perfect time for you to visit Rocky Mountain National Park! Don’t let the cold temperatures fool you into… Continue Reading

What to Expect During the Elk Rut in Estes Park

What to Expect During the Elk Rut in Estes Park

Wildlife lovers are drawn to Estes Park every fall for a chance to experience the striking beauty and power of the Elk Rut! The Rut is the formal name of the mating season of the gorgeous elk that populate Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s a magnificent, intricate process that will leave lucky observers in awe… Continue Reading

What Kind of Wildlife is There to See in Rocky Mountain National Park?

What Kind of Wildlife is There to See in Rocky Mountain National Park?

Part of the thrill of visiting Estes Park is the opportunity to observe some of the mesmerizing animals that have made their home right around the corner in the Rocky Mountains! Wildlife enthusiasts come from all over to head on an adventurous hike and try to spot some of the stunning mammals that roam the… Continue Reading

Tips for Beating the Summer Heat on the Hiking Trail

Tips for Beating the Summer Heat on the Hiking Trail

Hiking is a great way to see a lot of beautiful natural sights and stay active, making it the perfect summer activity to do with your family, friends, significant other, or even by yourself—especially in Estes Park. It’s important though to be cautious of your environment and properly prepare for the weather conditions before you… Continue Reading

Four Easy Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

Four Easy Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

Chances are if you’ve chosen Estes Park as your vacation destination, one of your goals is to experience the organic beauty and astonishing landscapes the location has to offer! With easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park—only a few miles away from Misty Mountain Lodge—your best bet is to head out to conquer one of… Continue Reading

What is the Estes Park Scandinavian Midsummer Festival?

What is the Estes Park Scandinavian Midsummer Festival?

We all know about St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo, but have you heard of the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival? Did you know that there’s one held every year right in downtown Estes Park? If you’re not quite sure what we’re talking about don’t worry, we’ll give you a rundown on this spirited cultural celebration!… Continue Reading