10 Terrific Things to Do With Your Family in Estes Park (Summer/Fall)
2)Â Â Â Â Â Ghost Tours â€“Stanley Hotel:Â The Stanley Hotel (made famous in Stephen King’s Novel â€œThe Shiningâ€) is famous for its ghost stories.Â Here is your chance to explore the hotel, learn about the ghosts, and see the haunted rooms.Â
3)Â Â Â Â Â Fishing at a Trout Pond – Trout Haven Ranch:Â A fishing experience guaranteed to please.Â This trout pond is stocked with fish, so no one leaves without success.Â You only pay for the size of fish you catch.
4)Â Â Â Â Â Biking in the Mountains â€“ Estes Park Mountain Shop:Â There are beautiful trails in the mountains of Estes just begging to be biked on.Â Rentals include Peapod Trailers and Half Wheeler Tag-A-Longs (for the little ones).Â
5)Â Â Â Â Â Mountain Amusement Rides â€“ Fun City:Â The giant slide will be the first thing that catches your eye.Â Fun City has amusement rides everyone will enjoy, and beautifully landscaped miniature golf courses.Â
6)Â Â Â Â Â Exploring the Museum – The Estes Park Museum:Â Visit the Estes Museum to learn more about this historical town and the people in it.Â Free, but donations are welcomed.
Â 7)Â Â Â Â Â Â Movie Watching at a HistoricÂ Theater â€“ Historic Park Theatre:Â Make your own history watching current movies in the OLDEST theater west of the Mississippi!Â
8)Â Â Â Â Â Riding in the Sky -Â Estes Park Aerial Tramway:Â Always a family favorite.Â Ride the tramway up the mountain.Â There are a series of trails to hike, and chipmunks and birds to feed from your hand. (Peanuts can be bought at the gift shop at the top.)Â
9)Â Â Â Â Â Water Excitement for Young and Old â€“ Lake Estes Marina:Â The marina has boats and kayaks for rent on Lake Estes.Â For thrill seekers, how about rafting on the rapids of the Colorado River? Rapid Transit RaftingÂ Â
10)Â Â Safari-Type Tours of the Rockies â€“ Rocky Mountain Rush:Â Â Experience the Rocky Mountains on an off-road tour with an experienced guide, take a night tour with ghost stories around a campfire, or take on the challenge of the Treasure Hunt!