Activities in Estes Park

Fishing at Estes Park

Come enjoy trout fishing at its best! 

You must obtain a valid Colorado State Fishing License.  See for more details, or simply contact one of the below outfitters, most of which sell fishing licenses and will be happy to help you get the licensing you need.

Kirks Flyshop

Kirks Fly Shop is located in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado, the Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. We are a family owned and operated, full pro-line fly shop, offering the top of the line fly fishing equipment, as well as backpacking and camping gear. 

230 E. Elkhorn Ave.
Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Toll: Free: (877) 669-1859

Estes Park Mountain Shop

Here at the Estes Park Mountain Shop we love the outdoors and get outside as much as we can to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings and lead that healthy, active lifestyle we love so much. 

2050 Big Thompson Ave
Estes Park, Colorado
(970) 586-6548


The marina opens for the summer 2018 season on April 28. Access to the Lake Estes Trail makes the marina a perfect starting point for your bike, skate or walk around Lake Estes.

1770 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517 

(970) 586-2011


Estes Angler

Experience fly fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) at its finest
with Estes Angler.

338 W. Riverside Drive
Estes Park, CO 80517

Toll free: (800) 586-2110

Golfing at Estes Park

You have to be willing to share the golf course with the locals! 

If golf is your passion, come and experience either of the beautiful golf courses that Estes Park has to offer.  Surrounded by the beauty of the mountains (and sometimes a little wildlife!) both courses offer you a challenging game in a stunning location.

Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course

The courses sit in a natural valley that is surrounded by spectacular mountains. During most of the year, you are able to play your round of golf while sharing the course with herds of deer and elk with an occasional coyote or two watching. The Pro Shop and Hangar Restaurant are open April 1st until October 31st. The course is open April 15th until October 31st.

Estes Park Golf Course
1480 Golf Course Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-8146

Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course

In the Estes Valley, more often than not, our fairways are free of snow and full of elk. Feel free to play through.

The Pro Shop and Hangar Restaurant are open April 1st until October 31st. The course is open April 15th until October 31st.

(970) 586-8146

Horseback Riding at Estes Park

Enjoy the beauty of the mountains as the pioneers did! 

View wildlife and nature from the saddle as you wander along on trails through Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of the mountains as our forefathers did.

Cowpoke Corner Corral

Cowpoke Corner Corral is conveniently located, yet off the beaten path, just 3 miles from downtown Estes Park at the edge of Roosevelt National Forest at Glacier Lodge on Hwy 66 ( the road to the YMCA). The stable is nestled behind Glacier Lodge at the base of Giant Track Mountain. The trails wind their way up the mountain eventually reaching the saddle on our 3 hour ride.

2166 CO-66, Estes Park, CO 80517

Jackson Stables, Inc., YMCA of the Rockies Livery

Owned by long-time Estes Park residents Allen and Julie Jackson.  Jackson Stables is located at the beautiful Estes Park Center, YCMA of the Rockies, in Estes Park, Colorado.

Jackson Stables, Inc., YMCA of the Rockies Livery, Estes Park Center is an authorized concessionaire to Rocky Mountain National Park, Department of the Interior.

9500, 2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO 80511
(970) 586-3341,
ext. 1140/1149

Rafting at Estes Park

Always wanted to make a splash! 

Take an exciting run on our rivers with experts at the oar!!  Whitewater rafting is one of Colorado’s most popular water events.  Experience the thrill of rapids and the tranquility of calming streams all in one day.  Not for the faint of heart!!

Rapid Transit Rafting

We are celebrating our 36th SEASON offering raft trips from Estes Park. Our trips are designed for both first-time and experienced rafters, and are great for the whole family. You’ll come back and say the raft trip was the highlight of your vacation. We never get tired of hearing that.

161 Virginia Drive, Estes Park, Colorado, 80517

Snow Shoe – Cross Country Ski

If your preference is snow

Delight in our sunny blue skies and deep snows in the high country! Crisp mountain air will lift your spirits as you make your way through stunning trails of white powder snow.  Silence, sun and unsurpassed scenery make these activities memorable moments.

Estes Park Mountain Shop

Here at the Estes Park Mountain Shop we love the outdoors and get outside as much as we can to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings and lead that healthy, active lifestyle we love so much. 

2050 Big Thompson Ave
Estes Park, Colorado
(970) 586-6548

The Warming House

The Warming House opened its doors in Estes Park in 1983 as a premier retailer for hiking and camping gear, accessories, backpacking essentials, outerwear and adventure travel clothing. 

790 Moraine Ave., 
Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Bird Watching in Estes Park

Guided Tours in Estes Park

(picture compliments of Jared Gricowski)

Take a photo tour in Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park! 

Let expert guides help you explore the sites in the Park, either by foot or by car.  They can customize your tour to see animals, flowers, soaring peaks or infinite wilderness and help you get the right pictures to create memories of your trip!

Yellow Wood Guiding

Your private guide for Estes Park tours. Go on a Photo SafariWildlife SafariNature Tour, or guided Snowshoe/Hike of Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado. Avoid the crowds and get the most of your trip with an expert.


Book your tour

Movie Theaters in Estes Park





130 Moraine Avenue
PO Box 3052
Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Phone: 970-586-8904

Reel Mountain Theater

Conveniently located in the heart of Estes Park, we are a family owned and operated business.
We hope you’ll join us for some great movies and enjoy some of our delicious popcorn.(We take our popcorn very seriously!)
We are open every day of the year, so drop in, sit down, and enjoy the show!

543 Big Thomson Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517

(970) 586-4227


Community Center in Estes Park

The Estes Valley Community Center

A one-stop recreation facility offering an indoor running track, weight room with free weights and selectorized machines, cardio equipment and group fitness room, multi-court gymnasium, classroom/party room and game room, lap pool (6 lanes, 25 yards), leisure pool with water-slide, lazy river with interactive play features, and drop-in childcare while using the facility.

660 Community Drive
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: (970) 586-8191

Haunted Tour in Estes Park

The Stanley Hotel 

​Explore the history and  “spirit” of The Stanley Hotel on the Historic Stanley Tour.  On this 90 minute walk through Colorado history, you’ll learn about the legendary original owner F.O. Stanley and his journey to Estes Park.  Our guides share hidden secrets… from F.O. Stanley’s steam cars, to hotel explosions and Shining moments. You’ll travel through time and the secret hallways of the Stanley Hotel off limit to the public. 

Tour Duration: 90 minutes
Age Limit: 5+

​ All available dates and times can be viewed and booked right here. Please note our policies and read more about our tours below.​

333 E. Wonderview Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: (970) 577-4111

Museums in Estes Park

Estes Park Museum

The Museum presents exhibits and programs detailing the Estes Park area’s history from the Ice Age to today.


Estes Park Museum 200 Fourth St., Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone: 970-586-6256

Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

Our main gallery is located in downtown Estes Park. This gallery is focused on my most popular images from Rocky Mountain National Park and contains nearly 200 of my favorite photos. You can find large prints for the living room, smaller prints, books, greeting cards, local music, etc. Stop in to have a look.

203 Park Ln, Estes Park, CO 80517