Estes Park Things to Do
Are you the type who likes an adventurous vacation? When searching for fun things to do in Estes Park, CO and the Rocky Mountain National Park area, activities are not hard to find. Play hard during the day and then spend the night at Alpine Trail Ridge Inn enjoying a relaxing evening and good night’s sleep as you gear up for the next adventure.
Laugh through the exhiliration on a whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado or Cache la Poudre Rivers. Come early in the season to catch the best rapids!
Colorado Mountain School, just ten minutes down the road, offers you a rock climbing experience like none other. This is the place for beginners to get a passion for rock climbing. If you already have a passion for rock climbing but have never climbed in the Rockies, come stay at Alpine Trail Ridge Inn while you join an experienced group from Colorado Mountain School and add one more mountain range to your resume.
There are 359 miles of hiking trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. Time on the trails can lead you to beautiful lakes, rivers, waterfalls and mountain peaks with spectacular views. The staff at Alpine Trail Ridge Inn will be happy to help you choose a hike that suits you. Trail Tacks hiking maps are also for sale at the front desk to guide your way, then keep as a souvenir.
If your adventure takes you into a backpacking trip (guided tours available with different companies in Estes Park), Alpine Trail Ridge Inn is here for a pre-trip stay to get rested and acclimated to the altitude then again for the post-trip “I need a hot shower and a comfortable bed, not to mention a hamburger!”
Horseback riding is an option many visitors choose every summer. Cowpoke Corner Corral, 1/2 mile down the road from the hotel, has a mountain ride that will make you wonder how horses can go up and down steps!
Don’t forget the sunscreen (and the muscle rub)!