Things to Do in Estes Park with Kids, Part 1

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Estes Park, Colorado, is arguably one of the most beautiful places in the United States. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains and the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), Estes Park is definitely a bucket list destination. Founded in 1859, Estes Park is primarily a tourist destination, with millions venturing here every year to see RMNP.

Rams Horn Village Resort offers lodging in Estes Park. We have 46 luxury cabins to serve you and all of the amenities you could possibly want, from a swimming pool and three hot tubs to a playground, fitness center, and beautiful, comfortable cabins. Our mission is to offer those traveling here a great place to stay that is almost as beautiful as the mountains that surround them. Below, we’ll take a look at things to do in Estes Park with kids. Visit us online today for cabin rental availability!


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Few things are as beautiful in this world as watching the sun rise or set over the Rocky Mountains. The colors that paint the sky are more beautiful than Monet’s Water Lilies, and you will gain a new appreciation for the world around you. Many people visit RMNP in the fall, when the elk are in rut and are bugling and when the fall leaves are changing color. You could spend weeks exploring every nook and cranny of RMNP and still not see it all. There are over 355 miles of hiking trails in the park, scenic roads to drive, picnics to be had, and wildlife to see. If you are looking for a little piece of heaven, then take the kids to see RMNP today. Rams Horn Village Resort offers cabins that accommodate up to six people, making them perfect for those with kids.

Venture on a Hike

There is almost no better way to experience Estes Park than to get out of your car and go on a hike. With younger kids, you will want to keep the hike short. There’s a .6 mile walk around Bear Lake, a one-mile hike on Coyote Valley Trail, or, if you want to see one of RMNP’s famous waterfalls, then the 1.2 mile hike (round trip) to Alberta Falls is well worth the journey with the kids. And this is only the beginning. Cub Lake and Calypso Cascades are a bit longer and suitable for elementary age children. Teens may want more of a challenge, in which case we’d recommend Deer Mountain, Flattop Mountain, or Lone Pine Lake.hiking estes park rams horn village resort

If you do go one of the longer hikes that takes all day, you’ll definitely want a place to repose at night and massage your leg muscles. Rams Horn Village Resort in Estes Park is just the place to unwind after a long hike with the kids. Relax in the hot tub, while your kids swim the rest of their energy out, and then retire to your caing to cook dinner and rest in 600 thread count sheets. You’ll be enveloped by luxury no matter which way you turn. Contact us today!

Go Fishing

While playing the game “Go Fish” is fun, there’s nothing quite like catching your own fish. There is wonderful fishing both in RMNP and around it, with fishing in estes park rams horn village resortstreams and lakes full of trout and more. You can teach the kids to fly fish along the numerous rivers and streams, or you can venture to a lake, such as Lily Lake, Fern Lake, and Loch Vale. Kids younger than 16 can fish without a fishing license in Colorado as long as an adult has a license. Rams Horn Village Resort offering luxury Estes Park cabins, can point you in the right direction for fishing with the kids.

Go Biking

Being outdoors in nature is one of the best things you can do and one of the best things you can teach your kids to love and enjoy. A fun, yet easy activity that everyone in the family can participate in is biking. There are plenty of trails to take a cruise on your bike in Estes Park, including around Lake Estes. Lake Estes lies in the middle of Estes Park and is actually a reservoir. It’s about four miles around the lake, which is a perfect distance for the younger children. If you have older children, there are numerous more paved trails that run along the Big Thompson River, as well as many mountain biking trails as well. Rams Horn Village Resort in Estes Park can direct you to the trails that you think will be most suitable for your family biking outing and to places that rent bikes as well.


Rams Horn Village Resort in Estes Park understands that you have choices when it comes to renting a luxury cabin for your stay. Staying in a cabin allows you to retreat from the cares and worries of the world. Our Estes Park luxury cabins have a fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances so you never have to leave if you don’t want to, two master suites, room to sleep up to six, comfortable ultra-premium Simmons beds, a queen-size sofa sleeper, luxurious 600 thread count sheets, a beautiful bathroom, flat-screen TVs, high-speed internet, and so much more.rams horn village resort estes park

Outside, we have a pool, hot tub, playground, fitness center, picnic tables, BBQ grills, horseshoe games, and so much more. Our mission is to not only provide you a comfortable place to stay so you can enjoy Estes Park, but also to have activities for you to do when you return from your family outing.

We understand that your free time is precious to you and that you want to spend it someplace you can be with your family, surrounded by comfort, ease, beauty, and relaxation. We believe Estes Park and RMNP have got the beauty and relaxation part down pat. We believe that Rams Horn Village Resort has got the family, comfort, and ease you’re looking for down to an artform as well. Visit us online, or call us today!