Estes Park Activities

When you stay at The Stanley Hotel, you are welcomed into a world of adventure. Located in Estes Park, guests of the beautiful Stanley Hotel enjoy year-round outdoor activities, including world-class skiing, snowboarding, and sledding, as well as mountain biking and hiking in the summer! From the top of Trail Ridge Road to the waters of Estes Lake, visitors can build their own Adventure Package and plan a vacation filled with exciting activities. Here are some of the most popular things to do in Estes Park and at the hotel. 

Haunted History

Take part in a chilling nighttime ghost hunt, bring the whole family to our fun-filled ghost story time, or sign up for one of our famous haunted history tours. If you’re interested in The Stanley’s haunting history, you’ll find a variety of ways to discover our ghostly residents.

Butterfly Encounter

Come spend an afternoon at the beautiful Cascades Gardens on The Stanley Hotel grounds for the ultimate butterfly encounter. Each week, guests are invited to help us in our efforts to bolster the butterfly population by releasing our newly hatched butterflies into nature.

Sculpture Garden

The Stanley Sculpture Garden is an outdoor presentation of beautiful sculptures created by local Colorado artists.

Hiking

Take a nature walk around the beautiful Stanley Hotel, drive up to Trail Ridge Road for miles of hiking trails, or pack a picnic lunch and relax lakeside. Rocky Mountain National Park features amazing hiking trails and plenty of places to sit back and enjoy the view.

Fishing

You won’t believe all the fantastic fishing opportunities in Lake Estes & Mary's Lake– the perfect activity for making memories that last. In addition there are a variety of great fly fishing opportunities throughout the Estes Valley. 

Bicycle and Cart Rentals

Whether you’d like to leisurely cruise the area or quench your thirst for adventure by exploring the mountain terrain, rent a bike or scooter for the day and you’re on your way! You can rent a cart that will hold all the kids and spend the day exploring the paths along the lake, or have a cycling adventure up on the scenic Trail Ridge Road.

Golfing

The Estes Park area boasts some of the best golfing you’ll find in the state of Colorado. Come play on beautiful courses with breathtaking views of the mountains and the lake at every turn.

Sightseeing Tours

If you’d like to experience nature firsthand, there is a wide variety of tours available in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Park area. You’ll find wildlife safaris, wildflower-viewing tours, Jeep tours for the whole family, exciting downhill biking tours, and more!

Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Sign up for an amazing snowshoeing tour you’ll never forget, or rent some cross-country skis and glide through the winter wonderland that is Colorado!