Throw on your fall layers and come up to Estes Park. If it is your first visit or one of many here, are 4 fun finds to chase this fall in Estes Park!
1. Enjoy Fall Colors
The best way to see the changing colors is by scenic drive. You can take a new route to Estes Park! Venture via the Peak to Peak byway and
through Nederland. While the road is still open, Old Fall River Road also offers unforgettable views of the multi-color mountains and meadows
of Rocky Mountain National Park. Or you can drive through the Fall River Entrance to Deer Mountain and then to the Beaver Meadows entrance
for some great viewing opportunities of both elk and the fall colors!
2. Catch the Rut this Fall in Estes Park
This time of year, is when the largest groupings of elk gather throughout Estes Park, in town and in Rocky Mountain National Park. A stag can be
seen with his large harems. If you are lucky, you may even hear him bugling! Some great spotting areas are in Rocky Mountain National Park either
by Moraine Park or Sheep Lake.
3. Discover Haunted Estes Park
If Halloween is the reason you really love fall, Estes Park is a great way to celebrate! You can trick-or-treat the whole downtown row of shops on
Halloween night. You can also explore all the “haunts” beforehand. Hike to one of the area’s historic sites such as Eugenia Mine or Old Man Mountain.
Or take a horseback ride at Elkhorn Stables, which sits on the site of the oldest remaining lodge, Estes Park’s first church and first school
(it was featured once on Ghost Hunters)!
4. Taste the Season’s Microbrews
In honor of Octoberfest (and year-round), Estes Park is home to some great breweries with their own twist on hops! Estes Park Brewery, Rock Cut
Brewing Company, and Lumpy Ridge Brewery are the players in town. They can make a great day’s brew tour or a perfect way to relax after a day outdoors!
If you are seeking a unique beer tasting experience, The Barrel also offers an array of local beer selections and a one-of-a-kind outdoor atmosphere.