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Posts Tagged With ‘ estes park ’


Boulder Day Trips: 5 Epic & Unforgettable Adventures

January 5th, 2023

Boulder is a large mountain town approximately 25 miles northwest of Denver. Boulder has one of the highest population densities in the state, with approximately 108,000 people spread across just 26 square miles. The city is located in the Boulder Valley, where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, and it has some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. The Flatirons are a series of massive flat rock formations just west of the city. Because of its location right at the point where the plains and the mountains meet, Boulder is in the ideal spot for day trips to both urban and mountainous... Read More

Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mountain National Park – Closing Date

September 4th, 2022

Trail Ridge Road spans the park and connects Estes Park to the western slope town of Grand Lake. With an elevation of 12,183 feet, it is the highest continuously paved road in the United States. From Memorial Day weekend until the Park Service closes it in the fall, it is open to vehicle traffic. Snow can cause temporary closures to the Alpine region in early June or late fall. Trail Ridge Road in fall: Latest winter closure was Dec. 2, 1933. Average winter closure Oct. 23. Hiking above timberline in the park       Read More

5 Great Mountain Biking Trails Near Boulder

July 22nd, 2022

Not sure which trails are worth the trek? Never fear—we’ve compiled five of the best bike trails in the area to get you started. 1. Sunset Trail East, Erie CO For those looking for a gentle start, this 1-mile beginner loop in Erie has high ratings, views of the plains, and nice easy switchbacks for a pleasant afternoon ride. This singletrack trail offers connections to Sunset West, County Road 5, and other trails and roads for those who want to keep on going. 2. Wapiti Trail, Boulder CO For an intermediate pedal through the pines, check out this 5-mile out-and-back loop in the Heil Valley Ranch... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day!

April 13th, 2022

This lovely photo was sent in by a Boulder resident who was visiting Boulder Brook on Fall River in Estes Park while it was snowing most of the afternoon. Estes Park, Colorado, which has an elevation of 7,522 feet. It’s just outside Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the highest national parks in the United States, where you’ll find Trail Ridge Road, Colorado’s highest continuous paved road. photo credit: Steve Jones    Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day ~ Rocky Mountain National Park

April 9th, 2022

Boulder is just an hour away from Rocky Mountain National Park. Now that the weather is great, it’s the ideal time to visit one of the country’s most stunning national parks. There is no reservation system, making it extremely convenient to visit. The 415 square miles (265,807 acres) of Rocky Mountain National Park encompass a spectacular range of mountain environments. There is something for everyone to discover, from meadows in the montane life zone to glistening lakes in the subalpine zone and mountain peaks in the alpine zone.Explore over 300 miles of hiking trails and incredible... Read More

VIDEO: Large Mountain Lion, Coyotes, & Bobcats in Estes Park Caught on Camera

January 21st, 2022

https://www.eptrail.com/2021/03/05/video-of-the-week-incredible-footage-of-mountain-lions-coyotes-and-bobcats-in-estes-park/  Read More

Woman Attacked By Elk in Estes Park Caught on Camera

October 1st, 2019

Two people were injured after an elk charged a woman in Estes Park earlier this week. Jason Clay, a spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said, “She miraculously came out unharmed. She had some scrapes. She was not transported and did not require medical attention.” An employee got in between the woman and the elk with his vehicle, causing the elk to attack the vehicle and giving the woman time to escape. A man was also injured after jumping out of the way of the elk, though he did not make contact with the animal. He slipped on a rock while jumping away and has been hospitalized. The... Read More

5 Places to Stay With Your Pup in Colorado

July 31st, 2019

1. The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs The Broadmoor is already a legendary hotel, and the fact that it’s dog friendly only makes it that much sweeter. The Broadmoor provides beds, bowls, and treats for your furry friend, as well as the Pitty Pat Pet Club, named after Julie Penrose’s poodle. The Pitty Pat Pet Club provides a 24-hour pet menu, walking trails, and pet grooming. 2. Stanley Hotel in Estes Park This spooky lodging is great for ghost sightings, weddings, and your dog! Dogs less than 50 pounds are welcome to stay in The Lodge Upon, a historic, boutique extension of the Stanley.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 5th, 2016

Have you ever sat down for a haircut and found yourself unexpectedly sharing your whole life with the person behind the scissors? Well, this adorably cheery stylist is definitely one of those people that makes it easy to see how that happens! Meet Morgan! This easy-going cosmetologist works at JCP Salon in Longmont. Morgan’s mom is a cosmetologist as well so it was an obvious career path for her to choose and she is a natural! Morgan’s favorite part of her job as a Senior Stylist is experimenting with color and new techniques. She’s the kind of person you can give free reign if you’re... Read More

How I had Fun at a Horror Film Festival

May 6th, 2015

I don’t totally dislike the horror film genre. I just prefer not to be incredibly disturbed and grossed out while watching a movie because, honestly, I’m good at traumatizing myself in real life. Although I’m not afraid of the dark and I prefer to live alone, I’m also kind of a jumpy and paranoid person. I get startled when my light-footed boyfriend comes up behind me just to ask a question and if a friend who drives home late at night forgets to text me upon her safe arrival then I’ll assume the worst—that she died in a car crash. Since I’m slightly morbid, I do like some genres... Read More