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Local Attractions

YMCA of the Rockies is your gateway to a diverse world of local attractions and activities in our neighboring communities of Estes Park and Grand County. From natural wonders to cultural gems, discover some of the many local attractions waiting at your doorstep.

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Rocky Mountain National Park

A must-explore National Park with 415 square miles of spectacular mountain environments, 300+ miles of trails, and incredible wildlife — and it’s directly accessible from Estes Park Center!

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Estes Park

Called “Colorado’s original playground” and “the basecamp for Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is a quintessential mountain town and a haven for lovers of the great outdoors.

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Performance Park

Located just outside of downtown Estes Park, this outdoor amphitheater hosts live entertainment as well as a free weekly concert series throughout the summer.

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Via Ferrata

The unique Via Ferrata in Estes Park is a KMAC-guided climbing experience that incorporates cables and ladders, allowing even beginner climbers to ascend a 600-foot-tall cliff.

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Mustang Mountain Coaster

Experience the Rocky Mountains in a completely different and thrilling way, as you buckle up and ride down 2,000 feet on this “horseless trail ride” in Estes Park.

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Jeep Tours

Explore Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Park area on a fun and informative jeep tour. Choose from a variety of tour operators and custom tour options.

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Estes Park Restaurants

Estes Park offers an array of unique dining experiences, ranging from locally owned restaurants and fast-food chains to elegant establishments, cozy cafés, steak houses, and tea rooms.

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Estes Park Memorial Observatory

Discover, experience, and learn at this interactive observatory which hosts special astronomical events and educational lectures on astronomy, space missions, and more.

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Stanley Park Bike Park

Open to the public, the Bike Park features skills loops and pump, single, and perimeter tracks — all surrounded by athletic fields, courts, and picnic areas.

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Rocky Mountain National Park (West Entrance)

A must-explore National Park with 415 square miles of spectacular mountain environments, 300+ miles of trails, and incredible wildlife — and Snow Mountain Ranch is only about 30 minutes from the much less traveled West Entrance!

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Lake Granby

The third largest body of water in Colorado, Lake Granby is home to 150+ miles of spectacular shoreline for camping, fishing, and hiking, as well as boating and water sports.

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Grand Lake

Surrounded by the Rocky Mountain National Park on three sides, Grand Lake is the largest and deepest body of water in Colorado and offers numerous activities throughout the year.

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Winter Park Ski Resort

One of the top ski resorts in North America, Winter Park features over 3,000 acres of terrain ideal for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, skating, and more.

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Winter Park Festivals & Events

Throughout the year, Winter Park hosts a wide variety of festivals, events, concert series, and unique experiences sure to entertain the entire family.

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Trestle® Bike Park

The largest full-service downhill bike park in the United States, Trestle Bike Park features over 600 miles of trails and is renowned as “Mountain Bike Capital USA”.

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Local Restaurants

From American and international cuisine to barbeques, breweries, and bars, choose from over 100 different dining options in Grand County.

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Granby

Beautifully nested in a valley and surrounded by the Rocky Mountain National Park, the charming town of Granby offers countless outdoor experiences in every season.

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Buffalo Days

Enjoy a lakefront music festival, 5K run, carnival games, a corn hole tournament, parade, fireworks, and much more at the annual Buffalo Festival in Grand Lake.

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