One of the ways you can help develop and strengthen your bond is by taking a retreat together. Estes Park, Colorado, is the perfect location for your women’s group getaway. In this article, we are discussing what makes this area great for helping your small group break the ice.
Why Host Your Women’s Retreat at High Peak Camp in Estes Park, CO
1) Estes Park Is the Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park
Since Estes Park was founded, people have traveled here to escape the busyness of the city and find fresh air and solitude. Rocky Mountain National Park was founded in 1915, and the town was formally incorporated in 1917. Estes Park serves as the gateway to RNP and the doorway to endless possibilities for experiencing God’s creation.
High Peak Camp is located in Estes Park and provides access to RNP, making it the perfect base for an amazing women’s retreat.
2) High Peak Camp Offers Great Outdoor and Indoor Amenities
High Peak Camp's facilities are a unique blend of rustic and new. Among the rustic buildings, new structures have been placed to serve a range of retreat groups.
We provide comfortable lodging and a variety of indoor meeting spaces. We can accommodate small groups and large women’s ministries.
For indoor, group meetings needs, our two-story mill building, state-of-the-art chapel, coach stop, and lodge areas provide adequate space. Also available are various smaller cabins.
Surrounding camp, of course, are the majestic Rockies. From many parts of camp, you will be treated to incredible views of the mountains. There are six trout ponds on the property and a number of peaceful places to meet with your group.
3) High Peak Camp Is Surrounded by Great Hiking and Mountain Biking
There are countless miles of hiking and mountain biking trails surrounding High Peak Camp.
For adventurous mountain biking thrill-seekers, the closest trail system is Hermit Park Open Space. Per Trail Forks:
“The 1,362 acres of Hermit Park Open Space nestle into the hills at 7,880-8,964 feet elevation. Ponderosa pine forests and wetland meadows characterize this beautiful property and its abundant habitat for an impressive variety of mountain wildlife.”
Quick Facts About Hermit Park:
- There are eighteen trails
- There are three green (beginner) trails, eight blue (intermediate) trails, one black diamond (expert), and one double black diamond (extra expert)
- There are gravel roads accessing trail heads
- There are ways to shuttle riders
There are other mountain biking areas like Crosier Mountain, as well as gravel and road riding. You can find bike rentals and tours in Estes Park.
Fish Creek Trail and Lakeshore Loop: This is a relatively easy hike that almost anyone would enjoy.
- 2.3 Miles
- Elevation: 203-Feet
Eugenia Mine: This is a quiet, wooded hike that is relatively easy and presents a lot of beauty.
- 3.8 Miles
- Elevation: 695-Feet
Lily Mountain Trail: This trail climbs more than the others mentioned, but at the end, you will be treated to an amazing vantage point with stunning vistas.
- 3.7 Miles
- Elevation: 1,250-Feet
- Moderate to challenging
Estes Cone via Eugena Mine and Longs Peak Trail: This trail will take about half of the day to complete but treats hikers to stunning beauty and magnificent views.
- 6 Miles
- Elevation: 1,950-Feet
- Moderate to challenging
Twin Sisters Peak Trail: This is the longest trail on the list. When your women’s group reaches the summit of Twin Sisters Peak, they will be rewarded with some of the best views in Colorado.
- 7.5 Miles
- Elevation: 2,500-Feet
4) Downtown Estes Park Has Shopping, Restaurants, and More
The great outdoors is what Estes Park is all about; however, that is not to the exclusion of downtown. The town has gone to great lengths to ensure the central business district is made up of small businesses unique to the area. There are numerous restaurants and shops to visit.
5) High Peak Camp Lets You Be Inundated in Nature
Nothing will help your group dive deep into important conversations quite like being in nature. God’s creation inspires us to think more deeply about His glory and the reason for which we are created. If you are trying to find ways to help the women in your ministry or organization become more open and form deeper bonds, an Estes Park retreat is the answer.
We would love to talk with you more about hosting a women’s ministry at High Peak Camp in Estes Park. Contact us for more information or to book your retreat today.