Estes Magazine

Pictured is a white pickup traversing Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park
May
10
2021

When planning a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, it can be challenging to narrow down everything you want to see and do. The park boasts 415 square miles of mountains, rivers, and wilderness and has activities that are sure to entertain any visitor. From the most fearless adventurer who dares to scale the highest

Cross-country & Backcountry Skiing in Estes Park
May
09
2021

Cross-country & Backcountry Skiing in Estes Park Estes Park is a small town known for its picturesque winters. A wonderland averaging about eighty-two inches of snow annually. This amount of fresh powder attracts ski bums from all over the country. Making the Rocky Mountains one of the most sought-after winter destinations. In contrast, the town

Snowshoe hiker in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Dec
11
2020

After a snowfall, Estes Park resembles a Currier and Ives painting. Holiday lights illuminate freshly fallen snow on the trees along the Big Thompson River. Snow squeaks underfoot. Rocky Mountain National Park is just minutes away. Visit Estes Park and can enjoy the winter outdoors the old-fashioned way on a pair of snowshoes or cross

Northern Shrike bird in Rocky Mountain National Park
Nov
27
2020

In the winter months, a very cool migrant bird visits Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Park area. It’s the predatory songbird known as the Butcher Bird or the Northern Shrike. The Northern Shrike eats insects, small reptiles and even small mammals. The reason for the moniker of “Butcher” is an amazing behavior of

Mule deer in Rocky Mountain National Park
Nov
16
2020

Imagine a guy walks into a bar and asks all the ladies if anyone is fertile. In the hooved animal world, that is what males, such as mule deer, do during the “Rut” mating season. This Mule Deer  pictured is exposing his Jacobson’s (Vomeronasal) Organ in the roof of his mouth. This is, basically, a