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Summer Activities in Estes Park

Summertime in Estes Park is the perfect setting for exploring nature’s playground. From hiking, biking and camping to horseback riding, river rafting, road tripping and more, there are so many fun things to do in Estes Park you might need to extend your weekend or plan a few extra trips by the time you get to the bottom of this list.

Things To Do in Estes Park in Summer

Some of our favorite summer activities in Estes Park include:

  • Biking – Whether you want to go mountain biking or road cycling or you just want to peddle around Estes Lake for fun, there are plenty of trails to choose from.
  • Bird watching – With more than 300 species of birds tweeting from the treetops in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, you won’t be disappointing with your birding experience.
  • Boating – If Colorado has you feeling a bit landlocked, hop on a pontoon boat or a kayak and take in the majestic view of the northern Colorado Rockies from Lake Estes.
  • Camping – Whether you’re planning an extended camping trip or just an overnight, Estes Park campgrounds are the perfect place to spend a night beneath the mountain sky.
  • Family fun – With a variety of family activities to choose from, it’s easy to plan an active family vacation at Estes Park.
  • Fishing – From fly-fishing in cold mountain streams to dropping a line from shore, fishing in Estes Park clears the mind.
  • Golf – Mountain golf is not your normal golf outing. Because of the altitude, you will find golf in Estes Park enjoyable and, at the same time, challenging.
  • Hiking – With Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) in Estes Park’s backyard, hiking is accessible to all ages and abilities.
  • Horseback riding – Few activities symbolize the West like a good old-fashioned horseback ride through Colorado’s mountains.
  • River rafting – With two main rafting locations, Estes Park river rafting is a great way to see the scenery from a breathtaking vantage point.
  • Road trips – Take a scenic car tour and let someone else do the driving or lead your own adventure with access to the renowned Trail Ridge Road and so many other scenic drives.
  • Rooftop rodeo – Want a true cowboy or Western experience? Estes Park gives you two opportunities to feel the excitement of professional cowboy sports up close and personal.
  • Rock climbing – Climbers from all over the world come to Estes Park year round for its world-renowned rock climbing and challenging mountain peaks. Whether you are looking for a mountaineering experience or smaller crags with shorter approaches, this area has something to offer everyone.
  • Swimming – The aquatic center of Estes Park is an indoor, year-round, open-to-the-public facility with six lap lanes, a diving board, a rope swing and a wader pool for children six and under.
  • Watching wildlife – There is no shortage of wildlife in Estes Park, whether you want to photograph  the animals or just enjoy their company.

Need more help planning your trip? Pick up a copy of our free guest guide in town or request a copy online.

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