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The Best Things to Do in Estes Park, CO

Whether you want to venture through Rocky Mountain National Park, or explore downtown Estes Park, there's something for every type of tourist here.

Rocky Mountain National Park

From May 24th 2024 - October 20th 2024, Rocky Mountain National Park will require a timed entry pass during certain hours to gain access. There are two pass types, Timed Entry & Timed Entry + (Includes Bear Lake Corridor.) Passes go on sale at 8 a.m. MDT at the beginning of each month for the following month. 40 percent of available timed entry permits are released on the night before a chosen arrival date. These timed entry permits will be available each day beginning at 7 p.m. MDT. Please click the link below for additional information and to reserve your pass.

Lake Estes

One of the major attractions in the downtown area of Estes Park is Lake Estes. This is the premier location for all your watersports while still being close to the downtown area. There's quite a few nature trails where you'll find exceptional views of the lake.

Estes Park Museums

Fans of history can rejoice, there are a bunch of interesting museums you can explore in Estes Park. From the official Estes Park Museum, to the Patterson Glassworks Studio, there's a whole bunch to see here.