Need an easy day? Looking at some easier hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a vast network of trails that cater to hikers of all skill levels. While some trails may lead to lofty peaks or cascading waterfalls, others provide a more leisurely experience, perfect for families, beginners, or those simply seeking a peaceful stroll amidst nature’s beauty. […]

Unveiling Nature’s Oddities: Unusual Animals of Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife, is not only home to the iconic elk and elusive mountain lions but also harbors a treasure trove of lesser-known creatures that delight and surprise visitors. From peculiar mammals to quirky birds, exploring the park unveils a world of fascinating oddities that add […]

A Journey Through the History of Lake Estes, Colorado

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Colorado, Lake Estes stands as a serene jewel, inviting travelers and locals alike to bask in its beauty. The history of this captivating lake is woven into the fabric of the region, reflecting a tale of human ingenuity, environmental stewardship, and recreational delight. Join us on a journey through […]

Rocky Mountain National Park Passport

Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as the other national parks, are a treasure trove of natural beauty, wildlife, and adventure. Visiting our national parks is not only a great way to spend time with family and friends but also an opportunity to learn about the environment and conservation. To make the experience even more […]

Take a Drive Across Trail Ridge Road!

Driving across Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is an unforgettable experience that every nature lover should add to their bucket list. The road, which stretches over 48 miles, is one of the most scenic routes in the United States, offering breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, alpine meadows, and wildlife.   Trail Ridge […]

Spring Elk!

As the snow begins to melt and the temperature rises, Estes Park and the lower elevations are a great place to watch the Elk.  Fall is known to be the best time to see Elk in Estes Park because of the rut, but spring can be a good time to spot them as well. Estes […]

Temperatures at Rocky Mountain National Park in July

So, what are the temperatures like at Rocky Mountain National Park in the summer?  This is actually a complicated question -and answer.  Because the Rocky Mountain National Park covers a large area with varying elevations and climates, the average high and low temperatures in the summer can differ depending on the specific location within the […]

Come to Rocky Mountain National Park and Search for the Moose!

One of the unique benefits of staying at one of our vacation rentals in Estes Park is to see the abundance of wildlife in Estes Park as well as the Rocky Mountain National Park.  On several occasions we have had the exciting experience of seeing Moose in the park.  These impressive animals can be found […]

Lake Estes Retreat – An Estes Park Luxury Vacation Rental with some Great Fishing!

Fishing enthusiasts visiting our vacation rental on Lake Estes, Lake Estes Retreat, will find plenty of excellent fishing spots in and around the lake.  Lake Estes offers a variety of fishing opportunities for anglers of all levels. The area immediately below our home is a great fishing spot.  You can fish from the shoreline or […]

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