If you are a first time visitor to Estes Park and the surrounding Rocky Mountain areas it might be wise to think about hiring a guide. Not only does the guide know the “in” places to go, taking you there quickly and directly, but he/she can provide an original, one-of-a-kind experience tailored to your own unique wishes.
Everybody’s gearing up, reservations are being made, and plans are in the final stages. This year the annual Rooftop Rodeo and the world famous Scottish-Irish Highland Festival are going to be bigger than ever with more exciting events and activities scheduled. There will truly be something for everyone.
Also, if you can’t make it to those events there are some fun and unique weekends planned for horse lovers, car aficionados, music and art connoisseurs and lots more.
If you do plan to attend either of these events, it is recommended that you make your reservations now as they tend to sell out early.
5 – Fishing Derby
12 – EP Marathon, Kids Fun Run and Festival
12 – Rocky Mountain Brewfest
17-20 – 2010 Quilt Colorado
25-27 – The Best of Estes Wild West Fest
26-27 – Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Continue reading
The newest arrival to the Denver Zoo’s Northern Shores exhibit is a handicapped male sea lion pup named Bismarck. He was rescued by the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) on a pier in Newport Beach, California. Bismarck did not have back flippers and weighed just 24 lbs when he was found, less than 1/2 the weight of what a 6 – 8 mo. old sea lion should weigh. Continue reading
The same cliffs that attract rock climbers to Rocky Mountain National Park are home to a diverse assembly of raptors, or birds of prey. Trails popular with the rock climbing community along Sheep Mountain and Lumpy Ridge are temporarily closed as of March 1 to insure protection of the raptors breeding and nesting there. Continue reading
In Estes Park visitors and residents never run out of fun things to do.
Here are a few of the upcoming events and activities:
March 3 – 7, 12, 13 – Final Curtain, a 1940’s era murder mystery, Hempel Auditorium at the YMCA of the Rockies, 7: 00 pm, 2:00 pm Continue reading
The Foundation for Character Development has named Eagle Rock School of Estes Park the 2010 Colorado State School of Character. Sponsored nationally by the Character Education Partnership (CEP), the State Schools of Character (SSOC) Awards event will be held at the Supreme Court Chambers, in the Colorado State Capitol in Denver this summer, followed by representation at the 17th annual National Forum on Character Education in San Francisco, CA in October. Continue reading
If you can’t make it up to Estes Park right now, you can enjoy numerous free events all around the state. Colorado offers something free, fun and interesting for everyone in the family. Here is a short list of some of the most popular events or shows around the state. Continue reading
The JAZZ FEST & ART WALK mid-May event is one of the highlights of the spring season – a kind of musical kickoff for the busy summer. It’s deliberately planned to be the same weekend as Art Walk, so you can visit galleries, listen to some of the best musical talent in the region, have lunch, visit more galleries, and hear more music. Stop by just to listen briefly while you’re out on the Art Walk, or bring your own blanket or lawn chairs and camp out for the afternoon to listen to the music. The Jazz Fest is adjacent to the Silver Moon Inn at Performance Park.
Performers and specific schedules are released in March.
More info at the Town of Estes Park Colorado site
Estes Park offers a diverse selection of restaurants, cafes and coffeehouses. Local restaurant menu options range from pizza and burgers to wild game fare to the latest culinary trends. The choice is yours whether to dine in or order take out. Quick picnic lunches are easily accessible on the way to the Rocky Mountain National Park. A quick bite, a leisurely lunch or a romantic dining experience can be enjoyed al fresco enhancing fair weather dining. Enjoy riverside, lake or mountain views amid shopping, hiking or amusement activities. Continue reading