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Thom02099 wrote:

What I like about Estes Park is that, if you want to do the "touristy" stuff, and take a walk around downtown you can. Besides the shops there, usually there's some sort of art festival going on, which can be entertaining.

And of course Trail Ridge Road is a requirement. In 2019 it didn't open until a couple weekends after Memorial Day due to late season snows, and Old Fall River Road didn't open until July. Keep an eye on the weather forecasts for the time you plan to be out here. If it's later in the season, shouldn't be a problem.

There are other, less traveled/fewer tourist areas. The Wild Basin Entrance to the park is lesser known, popular with us locals, but most tourists don't know about it. Some great hikes from that entrance, just as good as the hikes around the Bear Lake area.

Further south from RMNP there's also the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, and specifically the Brainard Lake area. Some magnificent hikes in this area as well; the vistas alone are worth it. Plan on snow on the ground there into July.

Further south, all along the Peak to Peak Highway, are great FS access points for wonderful hikes. Rainbow lakes is one of them, the lakes are isolated, and there are trails that lead into the higher elevations above the City of Boulder watershed.

Outside of Nederland, there's access to one of my favourites, the 4th of July CG and the hike to Arapaho Pass. It's a challenge due to elevation, but well worth it once up to the top of the pass.

All this can be done from Estes Park as a day trip. So Estes Park is not necessarily "just" about Estes Park.


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There is a new RV park in Granby, near Grand Lake on the "back" side of RMNP. Called River Run RV Resort. It just opened this year so we haven't stayed there, but looks really nice if you're into the "KOA" type park... restaurant, activities, etc. It's pricey though, but for a brand new, nice park, well, you get what you pay for. We looked into a seasonal spot there but it was $$$.


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JAC1982 wrote:

There is a new RV park in Granby, near Grand Lake on the "back" side of RMNP. Called River Run RV Resort. It just opened this year so we haven't stayed there, but looks really nice if you're into the "KOA" type park... restaurant, activities, etc. It's pricey though, but for a brand new, nice park, well, you get what you pay for. We looked into a seasonal spot there but it was $$$.


This could be a game changer for north central Colorado. Looks like they are taking on Tiger Run Resort in Breck, but with more to offer. H E R E - River Run is a link to their main page; they are a Sun RV Resort, and H E R E - Memorial Day 2020 Pricing is what Memorial Day weekend would cost you.

There must be a market for this, or they would not have done it. I can't think of anywhere other than Tiger Run that would be competition for them at this level. Though it really doesn't appeal to me in general, it could be interesting to try it out, and it certainly is in a good location, and a viable alternative to anything Estes Park has to offer, and not too far off the pricing mark, for what you get.


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