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Why Estes Park Is a Cool Place to Visit

With summer starting, it’s time to think about travel plans. There are many great destinations to choose from, but what could be better than a week in the Rocky Mountains? 

Estes Park is a small summer-loving town located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. It draws in millions of visitors each year that come searching for an adventure-filled experience. The town sits next to the Big Thompson River and Lake Estes, which create many fun opportunities for the whole family. The natural Colorado beauty and hundreds of outdoor activities make for a great trip. 

While Estes Park is a popular resort-type tourist town, it also holds significant historical and environmental value. You may come primarily for the exciting wilderness adventure, but you may also gain a learning experience. 

Finally, Estes Park is home to a variety of campgrounds and conference centers, including High Peak Camp. This is the perfect place to stay and experience all the fun activities that Estes Park has to offer. You can bring small groups or whole organizations to be encompassed by nature for the week, where they will have the opportunity to create experiences and memories they will never forget. 

But what else does Estes Park have to offer? Why should you choose to come visit? Let’s take a look!

A Few Reasons You Should Consider Visiting Estes Park

When planning a trip, it is crucial to research available activities and must-see locations, as well as plan for the weather. Thankfully, Estes Park is a natural wonderland that offers unparalleled beauty and adventure. Good weather in this region enhances your journey by providing clear skies, comfortable temperatures, unobstructed mountain views, and extended outdoor recreation opportunities. 

1. Beautiful Colorado Weather

One reason Estes Park is a cool place to visit is because the temperature is literally cooler. With average highs in the 70s to low 80s Fahrenheit and cooler evenings, you can comfortably explore the trails, go hiking, or engage in other outdoor activities without feeling overheated.

One of the most captivating aspects of good weather in the Rocky Mountains is the crystal-clear skies. During the summer months, the Rocky Mountains enjoy pleasant temperatures that provide the ideal balance between warmth and coolness. 

2. Scenic Mountain Views  

Estes Park is surrounded by a breathtaking view of the Rocky Mountains. This town is amidst National Parks, beautiful lake views, byways, and meadows. You can hike to see panoramic views and maybe even see some wildlife along the way. Come emerge yourself in the heart of Colorado to explore all that Estes Park has to offer.

3. Numerous Outdoor Activities

Estes Park is an adventure playground offering a wide range of thrilling activities for everyone. The availability of the mountains and lakes allow for a variety of activities, including: 

  • Swimming
  • Boating or Rafting
  • Water Sports
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Rock Climbing and Repelling
  • Zip Lining

4. Historic Relevance

Historic locations, museums, and famous iconic structures dot the Estes Park region, providing a unique learning experience in addition to the fun adventure. The museums educate on the original Arapaho tribe that lived in the region. There are also famous structures like The Stanley Hotel, a historic landmark that inspired Stephen King's novel "The Shining.” 

Home of High Peak Camp

High Peak Camp is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. It is a great place to experience the fullness of Estes Park. Small groups or larger organizations can stay the week at this beautiful campground, where they will have the opportunity to participate in some of the outdoor activities listed above and build community with one another.

Campers will create lifelong memories as they emerge in nature with new and old friends. They can engage in community building, faith-based discussions, and fun activities. One may choose to take part in games, water activities, and more, or relax and socialize with friends. There may even be extra activities like campfires, movie nights, or talent shows. 

Great Place for Community and Fellowship

Estes Park remains one of the best travel destinations in the country, but how can you make the most of it? While there are so many activities and adventures to choose from, only High Peak Camp provides a community of like-minded individuals to experience it with. You will have the chance to socialize and meet new people while also taking part in all that Estes Park has to offer.

Estes Park at a Glance

In conclusion, Estes Park is a gem tucked away in the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, offering a wealth of natural beauty, adventure, and relaxation. Whether you seek outdoor thrills, tranquil moments in nature, or a taste of small-town charm, this Colorado destination has it all. 

From the splendor of Rocky Mountain National Park to the warm hospitality of the locals, Estes Park provides an unforgettable experience for everyone. High Peak Camp and Conference Center is the perfect place to create this experience. 


Visit High Peak to Experience an Amazing Week in Estes Park!

High Peak Camp is a Christian camp operated by the Salvation Army. Our mission is to use the elements of nature and the great outdoors as a setting to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Estes Park is the perfect place to do this!

The Salvation Army is dedicated to touching the lives of our youth. One of the ways we accomplish this is through summer camps. Each summer, we have children and teenagers from all walks of life come and experience God at High Peak Camp.

If you are interested in your child experiencing God in a week-long camp at High Peak Camp, contact us or visit our website. We look forward to answering any questions you may have!