Estes Park, Colorado, is a beacon of outdoor activities and excitement. From visiting Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) to watching for stunning wildlife such as bald eagles and elk, there is so much to see and do when you visit Estes Park that the hard part will be to narrow it down.
Rams Horn Village Resort offers the best cabins in Estes Park. Situated one mile from the main entrance to RMNP, you’ll have a stunning view of the mountains and be surrounded by nature at every turn. From our heated outdoor pool and three hot tubs to hammocks under the pine trees, you can spend your entire visit to Estes Park outdoors. In our last blog post, we went over some fun and exciting activities you can do with the kids on your trip. Today, we’ll go over even more fun adventures your whole family can enjoy. Contact us today for booking information!
MORE FUN ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH THE KIDS IN ESTES PARK
Riding a horse is the quintessential activity to do in the western United States. When you hop on a horse, you are experiencing this land as our ancestors did, riding on the same stretches of land and seeing the world at a bit slower of a pace and a different perspective that you can’t quite get anywhere else. Horseback riding allows you to go places that you can’t reach by car, little pockets of heaven that you may just catch a glimpse of nature at work. With streams, trees, birds, and chipmunks at every turn, you’ll be sure to have a great time at a leisurely pace enjoying the world around you.
There are many places to catch a guided horseback ride, both inside RMNP or outside. Some are easy, short rides, while others are longer, all-day long rides. Kids as young as two can ride with an adult and children over the age of five can have their own pony. Rams Horn Village Resort in Estes Park can help you find the best horseback riding guides for you, and your luxury cabin will be waiting for you when you return.
If riding horses is not quite fast enough for you, consider riding ATVs instead. There are several places in Estes Park to rent ATVs or Jeeps to take your family on an amazing adventure that promises beautiful scenery, mountain river crossings, and lots of four-wheeling fun. You can take either a guided tour or an unguided tour, with some ATVs able to seat up to six people comfortably. Helmets are usually included in the price with kids’ sizes available.
Similar to horseback riding, the beauty of riding in ATVs is that you can go where many others can’t go and quickly. You can cover three times the distance in an ATV as you can with a horse, giving you the opportunity to see wide swaths of untouched wilderness. Riding ATVs truly is an experience that should be on your bucket list if it isn’t already. Kids love the bumps and going out on trails as much as the adults do, and you can expect that something unexpected will happen, such as a moose or bear sighting. Rams Horn Village Resort offers three hot tubs for you to rest your weary bones in once you return to your luxury cabin in Estes Park after a full day of riding ATVs.
Sign Up for the Junior Ranger Program
All national parks offer a Junior Ranger Program, which offers kids the chance to learn not only about the national park you are visiting, but also about the wildlife and ecosystem in that park. You can pick up one of these program guides at any national park visitor center. Your kids can fill out the booklet, completing all of the activities, and then when they have fulfilled all of the tasks, they bring the book back to a visitor center to a park ranger. Then, your kids will be sworn in as Junior Rangers and receive a prize, such as a sticker or plastic badge pin.
Usually as part of completing the Junior Ranger program, kids are required to attend a family ranger program put on by the national park. These programs are held at various locations around the park and cover a particular topic of interest, such as about the trees or the animals of the park. They offer night sky programs, where you can view the stars, as well as campfire talks. Sometimes these talks include art projects, crafts, games, and hikes. All of the activities are posted on the park’s website, or you can find a list at a visitor center. With your luxury cabin in Estes Park being so close, you don’t have to worry about staying out too late for a ranger-led program.
WHY CHOOSE RAMS HORN VILLAGE RESORT IN ESTES PARK FOR YOUR STAY
As you can see, there is a plethora of things to do in Estes Park — so much so that you’d need at least a week to accomplish some of these! For accommodations, Rams Horn Village Resort has got all of your needs covered. Our luxury cabins offer the best in amenities, including two master suites, ultra-premium Simmons beds, a queen sofa sleeper, 600 thread count sheets, and stainless steel appliances. We offer high-speed wireless internet, flat screen TVs with premium cable, and convenient parking right at your cabin door. To entertain the kids, we offer a heated swimming pool, bikes in the summer, books and board games, volleyball, horseshoes, BBQ grills, and hammocks. Thus, after your adventuring in Estes Park, you can retreat here from the worries of the world and just relax.
Rams Horn Village Resort in Estes Park offers many specials throughout the year, so be sure to ask when you call to book. With unrivaled access to RMNP, as well as being extremely close to the shops, galleries, and restaurants that Estes Park offers, our luxury cabins in Estes Park are not to be missed. Visit us online to learn more!