Many Estes Park attractions and activities are enjoyed year round. Rocky Mountain National Park is open 365 days a year. In winter, Bear Lake Road is plowed as is Trail Ridge Road to Many Parks Curve. All other major park roads and all roads in Estes Park are open. Most of the nearby scenic byways are plowed all winter. Travel inside a snow globe landscape. Winter, spring and fall are the best times to view wildlife.
There are all season hiking trails in the Estes Park area while others become snowshoe trails. Snowshoes are inexpensive to rent and the sport requires no special skill or prior experience. Closed side roads and both Old Fall River Road and Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park are perfect for snowshoeing, cross country skiing or "walking in a winter wonderland."
Golfing, horseback riding, biking, fishing and rock climbing are some of the Estes Park attractions and activities that know no season. Downhill skiing and snowboarding near Estes Park are about an hour away at Eldora Mountain Resort. Perhaps the best kept secret is what a great place the Estes Park area is to just relax after the bustling summer season. Favorite restaurants and shops welcome you while peaceful beauty calms and refreshes your spirit.