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Roosevelt National Forest surrounds Estes Park where Rocky Mountain National Park does not. It also affords generally less crowded, outdoor opportunities. Dogs are allowed in the national forest, along with mountain bikes and off-road vehicles. The views from national-forest land into the national park are spectacular!
Gain 800 vertical feet on this traditional via ferrata with Kent Mountain Adventure Center.
Take a cruiser bike, kayak or stand-up paddleboard around Lake Estes. This easy, 3.75-mile, paved loop affords a spectacular view of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Pick up a sack lunch at Rocky Mountain Deli to eat on the mountain.
This is not a nose-to-tail ride. Led by the only outfitters permitted to take riders into the Roosevelt National Forest's historic homestead area, visitors will enjoy a more private experience and see homestead cabins dating back to the 1800s.
Pick up a to-go sandwich or breakfast burrito at Kind Coffee to eat on the trail.
Walk this easy-to-traverse path that runs along a river and has great access to mom-and-pop shops to stretch your legs.
Whether you’re a seasoned climber, new to the activity, or looking for a wholesome outdoor activity to tire the kiddos out, you’re in for a great experience. Estes Park is recognized throughout the climbing community for its abundance of fine rock climbing locations. Our guides specialize in making you a better climber by focusing the time we spend with you on your specific needs and interests. All of our guided trips are private, and therefore, open to customizing.
Have fun with an evening hatch fly-fishing trip.
The lunchtime meal is provided by Estes Park Rock Climbing.
Check out one of the many art galleries that line the streets of Estes Park.
With wetlands, pine forests and plenty of space this is an easy hike to get you out in nature.