Welcome to Estes Park


Those expecting immediate views of the pristine beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park may be disappointed to find themselves watching brake lights on E Elkhorn Ave, the town’s artery to both park entrances. But it’s not all bad. Although the strip malls and low-rise motels can be unsightly, Estes Park promises every convenience to the traveler, and during the off-season the place has a certain charm, as the streets quieten down, elk wander through town, and the prices of creekside cabins drop.


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$115 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver

Join us on a magnificent day tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver.  See the continental divide, the most prominent hydrological division and the world’s largest mountain barrier. On this day trip from Denver, we will take you to the “top of the world” in the park, filled with spectacular vistas. Experience the great outdoors and nature by walking along beautiful trails and watching the wildlife in its natural habitat.  The Rocky Mountain National Park is considered to be one of the most majestic and breathtaking sights to behold in our country.  On this Sightseeing tour, you be witness to once in a lifetime wildlife sightings, soaring mountain peaks, and come to understand the true meaning of “Purple Mountain Majesties”.  Winter (November - May): In this mountain tour, we will explore the quaint and peaceful Bear Lake. Stop at Estes Park (lunch stop), Gateway visitor center, Moraine Park, Stanley Hotel (photo opportunity) and more Summer (June - October): we will explore Trail Ridge Road, stop at the Alpine Visitors Center, which features extraordinary views of alpine tundra and full river cirque. Stop at Estes Park, Many Parks curve, Rainbow curve, Stanley Hotel (photo opportunity) and more.  You’ll also have the chance to take in some local history about our beautiful state, and grab a snack and souvenir.  This park is full of more wildlife and breathtaking views than most people see in an entire lifetime.   Note: tour may be modified due to the weather and road closures.

$169 Day Trips & Excursions

Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver

Drive from Denver to Estes Park into Rocky Mountain National Park. On the drive to the park you will pass historic towns and beautiful landscapes from Denver through Boulder, with the option to stop in Lyons for coffee etc.The hike has beautiful scenery, alpine lakes and diverse trails. The trail is framed with pine and aspen trees, with views of snow capped mountain ranges all around. Immerse yourself in the mountains away from it all.Have a tasty picnic lunch surrounded by serene nature. See Colorado’s famous continental divide – rivers and streams west of the divide flow to the Pacific Ocean and east of the divide to the Gulf of Mexico.This is a approx 4 mile trail (round trip) with about 800 feet in elevation gain. 

$519 Outdoor Activities

3 Days Backpacking in the Rockies

Rocky Mountain National Park is an incredibly trafficked area of Colorado, and who wants to take in the natural beauty of this state with 100+ other people within arms reach? Get away from the bustle and let your experienced guide lead you to the less-seen corners of the park. AVA’s guides will help you view the incredible Colorado wildlife from a safe distance, they’ll pack your delectable lunch on their back so you aren’t carrying all the weight, and you’ll learn extensive amounts about the flora and fauna of the area. Escape into Colorado’s back-country on your own two feet.

$137.32 Outdoor Activities

Rocky Mountain National Park Guided Hiking

Rocky Mountain National Park is an incredibly trafficked area of Colorado, and who wants to take in the natural beauty of this state with 100+ other people within arms reach? Get away from the bustle and let your experienced guide lead you to the less-seen corners of the park. AVA’s guides will help you view the incredible Colorado wildlife from a safe distance, they’ll pack your delectable lunch on their back so you aren’t carrying all the weight, and you’ll learn extensive amounts about the flora and fauna of the area. Escape into Colorado’s backcountry on your own two feet.

$289 Outdoor Activities

24 Hours Backpacking in the Rockies

Rocky Mountain National Park is an incredibly trafficked area of Colorado, and who wants to take in the natural beauty of this state with 100+ other people within arms reach? Get away from the bustle and let your experienced guide lead you to the less-seen corners of the park. AVA’s guides will help you view the incredible Colorado wildlife from a safe distance, they’ll pack your delectable lunch on their back so you aren’t carrying all the weight, and you’ll learn extensive amounts about the flora and fauna of the area. Escape into Colorado’s backcountry on your own two feet.

$255 Private & Custom Tours

Early Morning Private Wildlife Safari in RMNP from Estes Park

After picking you up at your Estes Park Hotel we will head out in the dark so 30 minutes later we can arrive at the top of the world to start seeing Elk and amazing views of the Rockies at daybreak. We will continue on to the western side of Rocky to look for Moose, and usually more views of Elk sometimes right out the window. We will head back up to the top of Trail Ridge and look for Bighorn Sheep and also spot small mammals like the lovable Marmots and Pika that call the tundra home. We can also view waterfalls through the scope. As we wrap the trip we will stop at a few additional overlooks or spend time in the lower meadows looking for birds and other small mammals. Each tour is customized for you, so be sure to share your goals in our communication before confirming the tour. Please note Grizzly Bears and Wolves are not found in Colorado, and Black Bears are extremely rare, we only see a dozen a year usually. Travel in a Premium level Hyundai Santa Fe with panoramic sunroof, heated leather seats, and windows that roll down all the way. Binoculars are available for each person as well as use of a spotting scope to really bring those distant creatures into view.  There are a number of stops where we can use the park restrooms. Tours are limited the 4 guests, and children must be age 12 or up. In the summer time be prepared for temps between 30-70 degrees F, yes 30!  Don't wear shorts, and always bring a jacket.  Also be sure to drink plenty of water both in the days before your trip to Colorado and while your here (4 bottles a day), and for morning tours eat breakfast to prevent altitude sickness. Bring along water and a snack, we will have extra water and granola bars for you as well. National Park entrance permits are not included with the tour, as many guests already have a permit or lifetime pass. If you need they can be purchased at the National Park gate. Most mornings we are in so early guests do not need a permit unless we have an extended moose adventure.