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Tips for Summiting Longs Peak Part II: The Keyhole Route Trail

If you have your eyes set on the summit of Longs Peak, then you’ve set your goals high — quite literally. This famous fourteener offers a 15-mile round trip hike along the Keyhole Route, a route which has over a mile of elevation gain, loose rock, steep slopes, narrow trails near sheer cliff faces, and… read more

Tips for Summiting Longs Peak, Part I: Preparation

Longs Peak is the pinnacle of mountains here in Rocky Mountain National Park — quite literally. The peak dominates the breathtaking landscape with its height topping out at 14,259 feet. And, as one of Colorado’s many “fourteeners,” Longs is well known for its difficulty. If you’re considering the trek to the top, you certainly have… read more

High-Altitude Hiking Tips for Rocky Mountain National Park

While hiking may prove to be little more than a walk in the park for locals here near Rocky Mountain National Park, it can leave others gasping for breath — if not because of the sights then because of the altitude. For those who live at lower altitudes, Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) trails may… read more

May Wildflowers in Estes & RMNP

If you’ve never made the trek to Estes Park, then you may not know about the prolific splendor of flowers that bloom here in the spring and summer. And as the snow has begun to melt, we can already see signs of new growth throughout Estes and Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Here at Rams… read more

Make the Most of the Season’s Final Snowfalls

  Spring comes a bit later here in Estes Park than other places throughout Colorado, thanks to our high altitude and the grand peaks that surround the valley. And although March 20th marks the first day of spring on the calendar, we’re still certain to see some snowfall throughout the area, which may come as… read more

Winter Activities In Estes Park

Newcomers to Estes Park might find themselves a bit overwhelmed when they first arrive. From the staggering beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park to the countless activities our quaint mountain village offers, you might not know where to begin. Here at Rams Horn Village Resort, we’d like to extend a little guidance and recommend a… read more

Interesting Facts About Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is an integral component to the fabric of Colorado. With its plethora of wildlife, grandiose peaks, and stunning, awe-inspiring scenery, it has become one of the most visited national parks in the country. You can’t fully grasp an understanding of our beautiful state until you’ve visited. Officially established on January 26,… read more

Snowshoeing In Estes Park

After the last leaf falls and the first flakes begin to drift down, many hikers hang up their boots and stoke the fire, ready to wait out the winter months. Although sitting by the fire with your family offers a distinct sense of peace and tranquility unparalleled in relaxation, the snow doesn’t mean you’re unable… read more

The Elk Rut Is In Full Swing!

  It’s that time of year again! It’s early October, and that means the elk rut is at its height. During the fall (usually from September to October), you’ll notice that the elk are behaving quite strangely around our Estes Park resort. That’s because it’s mating season for elk in the region—as the weather cools,… read more

A Guide to Animals in Rocky Mountain National Park

Here at Rams Horn Village Resort, our back yard is Rocky Mountain National Park. And alongside being just minutes from one of the most beautiful national treasures, we’re also smack dab in the middle of a habitat that numerous majestic mountain animals love to call home. Throughout Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) and Estes Park,… read more