Estes Park Things to Do in Summer | Fall River Village

5 Ways to spend a Summer Day in Estes Park, CO

Still wanting to plan a mountain escape this summer? We are filling up quickly but there’s still time to find an Estes Park vacation rental to enjoy mountain views and plenty of outdoor adventure! From exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, fishing on Lake Estes, and getting out on a hiking trail, there are so many ways to enjoy summer in the Rocky Mountains!  

Tour the Stanley Hotel 

The Stanley Hotel is a staple of Estes Park and a must-visit. You can experience the historic landmark by joining a day tour that will take you through the history, architecture, and folklore of the building. A night tour is also available to take you even further into the spooky lore that surrounds the hotel. You can also dine at the Cascades Restaurant and Lounge to enjoy fine dining with local flare. In the summer, you can also enjoy al fresco dining and drinks from an outdoor bar.  

Ride the Estes Park Aerial Tramway 

Get the best view of Estes Park from the Aerial Tramway! Open for the summer season, the Estes Park Aerial Tramway invites guests to hop aboard and enjoy a ride up to the summit of Prospect Mountain. At the summit, enjoy the view, go for a hike, and pose for a photo! This is a perfect family activity that will let the entire family enjoy a summit view without the hike.  

Catch a Fish at Lake Estes 

Lake Estes sits right in town allowing for water activities during the summer! Head to the Lake Estes Marina to grab a fishing license and rent some fishing gear if you didn’t bring your own. Reeling in a brown or rainbow trout can make for the perfect summer activity. Other summer fun can be had by taking a canoe or kayak out onto the lake or biking along the loop that goes around the lake! 

Stroll the Estes Park Riverwalk 

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a stroll along Estes Park’s Riverwalk. Running just behind the main street of Elkhorn Avenue, the Riverwalk offers a peaceful pathway to walk along. Keep an eye out for murals and bronze sculptures that can be found along the way. Stop into local boutiques and shops that offer access along the Riverwalk or even grab a bite to eat or a drink at one of the restaurants that line the Riverwalk.  

Hike Through Rocky Mountain National Park 

Take a hike through Rocky Mountain National Park! With over 300 miles of hiking trails to explore, this is a perfect place to experience the Rocky Mountains. The summer is the perfect time to be on the lookout for wildflowers and wildlife as you walk along a trail.   

Relax in an Estes Park Vacation Rental 

Book an Estes Park vacation rental to enjoy the best of life in the mountains this summer. With dog-friendly condos, mountain views, and riverfront rentals, you’re sure to find a perfect place to find family fun in the Rocky Mountains. Consider a mid-week stay to enjoy less crowds on the hiking trails and Riverwalk. Book an Estes Park vacation rental today! 

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