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Outdoor Activities

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Rocky Mountain National Park is a mecca for outdoors enthusiasts. You can hike up to the iconic Glacier Gorge during the day, horseback ride in the afternoon, and take in the breathtaking Rocky Mountain sunset by night.

Activities in and around Rocky Mountain National Park include:

  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • Canoeing, rafting, and paddle boarding
  • Mountain biking
  • Road biking
  • Fly fishing
  • Snowshoeing, skiing, and snowboarding
  • Trail running

Whether you want an adventurous or leisurely vacation (or a combination of both!), Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding town of Estes Park has an activity for the entire family.

For fisherpersons, this area of the Rockies is particularly stunning. See below for more information on fishing near Estes Park.

Fishing Near Our Estes Park Cabins Rentals

Fly fisherpersons and all others — be prepared to fish pristine lakes and rivers in Rocky Mountain National Park, chock-full of trout! Spend the day honing your skills with one of Estes Park’s fly fishing guides. These folks are waiting for you to join them on a trip filled with great smiles and pictures to take home, as many of the lakes are catch-and-release. Nothing captures an experience like a good photo, so bring your camera!

Many of the lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park offer fishing. Of the 150 alpine lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park, about 50 hold trout. There are several miles of trout streams in Rocky Mountain National Park as well. The lakes and streams of Rocky Mountain National Park contain four types of trout: rainbow, brook, brown, and cutthroat. In this alpine climate, the growing season is short and fish usually range from eight to ten inches.

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A Colorado fishing license is required in the national park for ages 16 and up.