Estes Park, Colorado is truly a captivating vacation destination year-round that appeals to travelers who love to immerse themselves in the fun of the great outdoors! When you’re looking to make the most of fun Estes Park activities and natural landmarks during your stay, there are plenty of options for thrills, adventure, and learning that await. The following are a few of the many ways travelers can get active outside when they’re headed to Estes Park in the name of well-deserved fun.

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Partner Up with the Colorado Mountain School

Whether it’s your first time in Estes Park, or you have a passion for the great outdoors that brings you back year after year, there’s always more to learn about navigating the mountains here. That’s where partnering up with the Colorado Mountain School comes in! When you’re looking to elevate your outdoor experiences in and around Estes Park, the team at the Colorado Mountain School exists to help explorers learn to take to the mountains, safely and with a newfound passion for conservation, adventure, and the beauty of their surroundings. Headquartered at 341 Moraine Avenue, the Colorado Mountain School employs a team of professional guides, educators, and mentors who provide inspiring and often life-changing outdoor experiences in Estes Park. Established in 1981, this mountain school has hosted thousands of days of mountaineering instruction, guided climbs, and guide training courses for aspiring outdoor experts alike. The highly trained team curates their courses and adventures to fit student skill levels and is part of the accredited guide service of the American Mountain Guides Association. Stewardship, professionalism, and quality of life are their founding principles and a dedication to all three makes them leaders in the industry. Those who partner with the Colorado Mountain School during their time in Estes Park can enjoy rock climbing, mountaineering, or guide training as well as take time to participate in a fundamental mountain skills course. Some of the fan-favorite experiences offered here include a Flatirons classic climb, a half-day climb, Long Peak classic climb as well as a guided tour through Eldorado Canyon.

Kent Mountain Adventure Center

Located at 1230 Big Thompson Avenue in Estes Park, Kent Mountain Adventure Center is another great option for thrill seekers who are heading to Colorado and have every intention of spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors. While the team at Kent Mountain Adventure Center also offers guided hiking and climbing lessons, their specialty that sets them apart is the option to make the most of cliff camping adventures with their team of experts. Kent Mountain Adventure Center is locally owned and operated and has served the Estes Park area for more than 28 years. The team is passionate about rock and mountain climbing and is always thrilled to help newcomers enjoy the adrenaline-pumping fun of spending an afternoon or evening perched mountainside taking photos and savoring the views from hundreds of feet up in the air. For many travelers heading this way, a cliff camping adventure is one to add to, and certainly check off the bucket list when they come alongside the pros at Kent Mountain Adventure Center.

Rewilding Expeditions

When you’re looking to get active in the great outdoors in Estes Park but want to add something to the itinerary that focuses on conservation efforts too, Rewilding Expeditions is made just for you. Here, the team focuses on creating uncommon adventures for guests in the name of conservation. Rewilding Expeditions is dedicated to protecting the environment through experiences that are unique, wilderness focused, and ethical. At Rewilding Expeditions, guests will find that giving back is just as rewarding as what is gained when you head into nature and make the most of the adventure. Headquartered at 1553 S. Saint Vrain Avenue, Rewilding Expeditions is dedicated to making sure you have an amazing journey and leave feeling great about what you’ve contributed to the world as well. Both day trips and multi-day trips are available to book through Rewilding Expeditions. If you choose a day trip, you can focus on guided hikes that focus on exploring Rocky Mountain National Park with an emphasis on either Mt. Orton, the Mummy Range, Chasm Lake, and Bear Lake as well. Rewilding Expeditions also offers single day packrafting trips thanks to their partnership with Packraft Rocky. These paddling adventures give guests a chance to explore a new destination, learn about intricate mountain ecosystems, and linger until the sun goes down to enjoy stargazing from the water!

Book Your Stay Today

The next time your travel plans bring you to scenic Estes Park, make sure you have amazing vacation rental accommodations to match by booking through Mountain Village at Lake Estes. Our property options are designed to inspire and please visitors with interests and aesthetic preferences of all types. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting options and to get started. We look forward to seeing you in Estes Park soon!