A variety of Estes Park attractions are available throughout the year as you plan your stay at Alpine Trail Ridge Inn. We’ve put together some information about things to do in the Estes Park area below, including our most popular attraction, Rocky Mountain National Park. Alpine Trail Ridge Inn is now open year round and we’re happy to help you plan the best way for you to experience our beautiful Colorado location.
The month of May is a pleasant time for a getaway to the mountains. As spring arrives, the weather in the town of Estes Park can range from crystal blue skies to a blanket of snow, which often melts by noon. While much of the high country elevations of 10,000 feet and above are still buried, evidence of the thaw can be seen in streams of water flowing from beneath the snow. Although trails such as Gem Lake, with great views of Longs Peak and the Estes Valley, are likely to be snow free, many trails taking off from the popular Bear Lake will have plenty of snow for a snowshoeing adventure. Snowshoeing is one of the most popular attractions during this time of the year.
Shops and restaurants are open in the town of Estes Park throughout the year. Be sure to have some great meals and look for unique finds during your getaway.