7 Fun Ways to Enjoy Winter in the Rockies


Rocky Mountain NP transforms into a winter wonderland with snow-clad peaks and frozen lakes. Discover 7 exciting ways to relish this magical season.

Experience a thrilling challenge: Special gear and skills needed, but the views are worth it. Join a tour or get an instructor.

Ice climb the frozen waterfalls


Hidden Valley: a former ski resort turned snow park for sledding, tubing, and snow fun. Bring your sled or rent from Estes Park Mountain Shop.

Have winter fun in the Hidden Valley Snow Park


Discover the park on cross-country skis at your pace. Glide through meadows, forests, and valleys while spotting wildlife on 60+ miles of varied trails.

Go cross-country skiing


Hiking is not only for summer. You can still enjoy some of the park’s best hikes in winter, as long as you are prepared with proper gear and clothing. 

Tackle some winter hikes


Experience the park in winter with snowshoeing. Walk on top of snow, access otherwise unreachable areas, and enjoy the snowy wonderland.

Go snowshoeing


Estes Park, gateway to Rocky Mountain NP, offers shopping, art, and a visit to the famous Stanley Hotel where Stephen King wrote "The Shining."

Explore the cute mountain town of Estes Park


Explore a different side of the Rockies in Canada. Join icewalk tours in Banff or Jasper Parks, walking on frozen rivers, waterfalls, and caves.

Go on an icewalk in the Canadian Rockies


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