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Estes Park Visitors Guide

Located 7,500 feet above sea level, Estes Park has long been a favorite spot for Colorado residents and visitors. It gets an average yearly snowfall of 63 inches and has comfortable weather during the summer. Its topography is loved by outdoorsman of every time. Whether you love camping, hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, rock climbing or the numerous wintertime activities, you will find a plethora of fun here in Estes Park.

The Enos mills cabin site is a 200 acre nature preserve and the original home of Enos Mills, who was known as the "Father of Rocky Mountain National Park". You can see photos notes and documents by E.M. and go on guided or self guided nature trails.

At Estes Park Museum you will find the building that was once the headquarters of Rocky Mountain National Park and exhibits on the town, the parks and surrounding area.

For family entertainment check out Fun City amusement park or Estes Park Ride-a-kart where you can enjoy miniature golf Go-Karts, bumper boats or cars and other great activities.

Estes Park offers many outdoor attractions and activities. You can drive along scenic Big Thompson Canyon, or Ride the aerial tramway which has two cabins suspended from steel cables. The cabins move up or down Prospect Mountain at 1,400 feet per minute and offers a fantastic view of the Continental divide. At the 8,896 feet peak you will find a panoramic dome shelter, picnic facilities and a snack bar.

At Roosevelt National Forest you can go trout fishing in the icy streams, go hiking along the mountain trails, pitch your tent in the camping areas or enjoy a picnic lunch. During the winter you can explore the paths by snowmobiles or skiing and in the warmer months there is hiking and backpacking in the five wilderness areas and the Peak to Peak scenic byway.

Lake Estes offers trout fishing and boating - private or rental - there are more than 1,500 mountain trained ponies and horses available for breakfast and pack trips. The NPS leads guided hikes in RMWP and climbing at Longs Peak.