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Guests enjoying view of waterfront in Estes Park Colorado
Holiday Inn Estes Park

Winter Activities

Visiting Estes park and Rocky Mountain National Park in winter offers a variety of exciting activities and experiences. Here are the top 10 things to do in Estes Park during the winter season:


Rocky mountain tour

Take A Winter Rocky Mountain National Park Tour

Explore the magical beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park covered in snow. Consider guided tours by Wildside 4x4 to make the most of your winter adventure. 

Family ice skating together

Ice Skating In The Rockies

Weather permitting, you can enjoy ice skating from early December to early February at YMCA of the Rockies. Children six and under can skate for free! Ice skating is also available within Rocky Mountain National Park, and skates are available for rent at the hotel's front desk. 

Family skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park

Try An Outdoor Adventure Course

Challenge yourself with courses offered by Colorado Mountain School or Kent Mountain Adventure Center. Options include avalanche training, skiing/split board lessons, and ice climbing courses. 

Young boy sledding down wintery slope

Go Backcountry Skiing, Sledding or Snowshoeing At Hidden Valley

Hidden valley offers opportunities for backcountry skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and snowshoeing. The unplowed road is perfect for snowshoeing, and you can rent equipment at the front desk. 

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Go Ice Fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park

Experience the thrill of ice fishing on frozen lakes and ponds in Rocky Mountain National Park. Fishing is allowed on open-fishing lakes and ponds, and you'll need both a fishing license and hand-augers.

Indoor heated pool

Swim In Our Heated Indoor Pool

Warm up in the heated indoor pool at Holiday Inn Estes Park, where the temperature is always perfect. Enjoy family-friendly "dive-in" movies on a large projector screen all season long. 

Glasses of beer being shared at brewery

Visit Estes Park Breweries

If you're a beer enthusiast, check out local favorites like Estes Park Brewery, Lumpy Ridge, Rock Cut, and Avant Garde Aleworks for some craft beer tasting. 

Bottles of wine at winery

Taste Colorado's Best Wines At Snowy Peaks Winery

Explore the award-winning, handcrafted wines at Snowy Peaks Winery and sample wines from other boutique wineries in Colorado. 

House in Estes Park Colorado

Pamper Yourself At Elements of Touch Wellness Spa

Located in the heart of Estes Park, Elements of Touch Wellness Spa offers massages, spa services, couples' treatment, Pilates, and group yoga for relaxation and rejuvenation.

People exploring downtown Estes Park

Explore Downtown Estes Park

Discover the charm of downtown Estes Park in winter. Shop at Trendz, satisfy your sweet tooth at The Old Fashioned Candy Store or the Taffy Shop, catch a movie at the historic theater, and explore the art galleries in town. 


101 S Saint Vrain Ave Estes Park, Colorado 80517 United States

Check-in: 4:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Minimum check-in age: 18