Estes Park in the Summer
Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are the number one visited spot in Colorado. Every summer hundreds of thousands converge on Rocky Mountain National Park for its hiking and natural beauty. They also enjoy Estes Park for its over 300 variety shops. Estes Park also has restaurants galore, everything from fast food to fine dining. You won’t find a lot of chain restaurants here.
The climate in Estes Park is welcoming with warm sunny days, with an average temperature of 80 degrees in the day and cool starry nights (with lots of falling stars, so bring plenty of wishes). Enjoy sitting outside without swatting at mosquitoes. Instead you can sit outside and usually find a herd of elk or deer, while the song of coyotes and owls permeates the night.
Estes Park also is the home to many cultural events during the summer. From music, arts and rodeos you can find something to do.
For the more adventurous spirit, make a summit attempt to Longs Peak or spend the day whitewater rafting. Rocky Mountain National Park offers some of the most climbable mountains in the United States. For the cerebral, fly fish pristine lakes and rivers in the area. The summer offers the opportunity to walk into the wild and walk out and pamper yourself in a mountain village with all the modern amenities.
The Wool Market - June 10-11, 2017
Watch the artistry of wool tradespersons as they display their skills. Find and purchase beautiful handmade wool items at this free event.
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival - June 24-25, 2017
Enjoy beautiful days as you listen to bag pipes and other Scandinavian music and enjoy delicious ethnic foods. This is a warm up for the Scottish Festival.
Rooftop Rodeo - July 5-10, 2017
Since 2003 the Rooftop Rodeo has been ranked as one of the five best small rodeos in the country by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). The Rooftop Rodeo celebrations begin with a colorful parade in downtown Estes Park. PRCA rodeos begin on Tuesday and continuing through Sunday at The Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. The Midway opens nightly at 5:30 p.m., with the pre-show beginning at 7 o'clock and the rodeo at 7:30 p.m.