Explore the Rocky Mountains
Fishing – Fly fishing or lure, catch-and-release or for keeps, the many rivers and lakes in and around Estes Park provide the perfect opportunity to soak in the stunning Rocky Mountain while fishing the plentiful trout population.
Hiking – Rocky Mountain National Park boasts more than 355 miles of hiking trails. Whether you're looking for a trek to a scenic overlook, a stroll along a babbling brook, or a rewarding hike to a sparking waterfall, a lifetime's worth of trails of all difficulty levels and through all types of terrain awaits you on your trip to Estes Park.
Horseback Riding – Get a different perspective on the Rocky Mountains from atop an equine companion. Estes Park is home to a number of excellent liveries providing horseback rides ranging from quick half-hour jaunts to all-day and overnight excursions.
Water Sports – If you want to experience the adventure of Rocky Mountain river sports, check out the various outfitters in and around Estes Park who offer kayak rentals and lessons, as well as white water rafting trips. Want a water experience that's a little more serene? Check out the Marina, where you can rent canoes and boats to take out on Lake Estes.
Wildlife Viewing and Scenic Drives – Estes Park's large elk population (a herd of about 1,700) loves to hang around town – on the golf courses, on people's lawns, along Fall River – so you're virtually guaranteed to see some when you visit. For both excellent wildlife viewing and some of the most amazing vistas you will ever see, be sure to travel in the summer the Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, the United States highest continuously paved road. If you want to be able to focus on the scenery and wildlife without worry about driving, check out the companies in town providing sightseeing tours!
Rock Climbing – These are the "Rocky" Mountains, after all – no wonder climbing is such a popular activity out here. Whether you're new to the activity or want an added challenge or someone to show you the best spots, check out the expert guides based here in Estes Park!
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