Travelers with a passion for vacation destinations brimming over with scenic beauty, in-town charm, and the access to outdoor recreation to match will find everything they’ve been searching for when they head to Estes Park. When mountain scenery dotted with dazzling waterways, hiking trails, forests, and wildlife are just your style, this is most definitely the place to be. Year-round, Estes Park provides visitors and locals with incredible reasons to get out and enjoy their surroundings. A Halloween adventure here is no exception to the rule. When you’re looking forward to Halloween-focused fun in Estes Park, the following are just a few of the many activities you’ll want to be sure you have at the top of your Estes Park Halloween itinerary in 2022.
Check Out the YMCA of the Rockies Halloween Spooktacular
If your Halloween getaway to Estes Park brings you this direction on October 22nd, you’ll be just in time to check out the annual Halloween Spooktacular hosted by the YMCA of the Rockies. This inviting and family-friendly event is a fun way to spend a Saturday in good company celebrating Halloween in style! Guests are invited to dress in their costumes and enjoy a wide variety of holiday-themed activities, crafts, and even competitions while you’re here. There’s a family-friendly haunted forest on-site as well which is certainly full of surprises. Trick-or-treating is on the lineup of activities and hayrides are often offered for guests too. The YMCA of the Rockies is located at 2515 Tunnel Road in Estes Park.
Enjoy a Fall Master Naturalist Workshop
Travelers heading to Estes Park over Halloween who happen to have a passion for outdoor adventure will find the multi-day workshops available at the YMCA of the Rockies endlessly exciting! These workshops will be offered from October 24th through October 26th this year and are led by YMCA Outdoor Education Staff. Sign up for this insightful and educational experience in advance to enjoy two days of field training on how to identify forest and mountain wildlife and plants alike. The course covers a variety of ecosystems as well as mountain history and offers up education on fighting wildfires in the area too. At the end of this course, participants receive a Master Naturalist certification as well as the option to participate in a celebratory campfire! As a bonus, those who sign up in October can enjoy participating in a bonus elk ecology class as well. It’s a Halloween time treat you won’t want to miss.
See DeVotchKa Perform at the Stanley Hotel
The iconic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park hosts amazing musical performances year-round. Halloween travelers can enjoy seeing DeVotchKa take to the stage on October 27, 28, and 29th this year. DeVotchKa is a renowned four-piece vocal and multi-instrument ensemble that’s based out of Denver. They’ll be performing as part of the Halloween Black Tie Ball at the hotel and concerts kick off at 7:00 pm on the 27th and then at 6:00 pm on the 28th and 29th. Tickets can be purchased in advance online and when the show is over, be sure to inquire about a haunted hotel tour here!
Swing by The Old Fashioned Candy Store
Add even more sugary fun to your Halloween getaway in Estes Park by making time on your itinerary to enjoy a stop at The Old Fashioned Candy Store. Located at 102 W Elkhorn Avenue, this locale is loved for its full lineup of modern and retro candy selections alike! It’s fun on its own but also a worthwhile follow-up if you need to top off those trick-or-treat bags after your time out and about. Now owned and operated by Red Elk, The Old Fashioned Candy Store is a delicious stop where every visit contributes to the store’s legacy of mouthwatering excellence since it first opened its doors in 1958. When you’ve filled up your goodie bag here, head over to Red Elk apparel at 184 E. Elkhorn Avenue and take time to browse the incredible collection of custom flannels and handmade jewelry that is just right for the fall season!
Book Your Holiday Vacation to Estes Park Today
There’s never been a better time to enjoy a great getaway to Estes Park and when you’re looking to elevate your Halloween fun, booking luxurious accommodations through Mountain Village at Lake Estes is a must! Our property options available keep guests close to the places they can’t wait to explore this holiday while incorporating luxury, comfort, and style too. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about our many exciting rental options available and how we can help you turn those Halloween travel plans into a reality. We’ll handle the details so you can focus on the fun ahead! Our team looks forward to welcoming you to beautiful Estes Park soon.