If going on a hike in the snow or gazing at evergreens in the crisp winter air sounds like your idea of fun, there are plenty of things to do in Estes Park that you’ll enjoy. Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding attractions are open for New Year’s Eve getaways that will help you bring in 2022 with a bang.
The Nymph Lake natural trail starts at Bear Lake and is only half a mile. Your kids will love playing in the snow and seeing the beautiful lake, which is frozen solid in the winter.
America the Beautiful Park Pass
You can purchase a yearly America the Beautiful Park Pass that allows you entrance in public parks and recreational areas that are fun for the whole family. This is a good deal if you love the outdoors and you’ll be lending your financial support to national parks. Check out the NPS website to learn about the activities available to you at Rocky Mountain National Park and to take advantage of free days that you and your loved ones can use to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.
Cozy Cabin in Estes Park
If you want your winter vacation to include cuddling up near the fireplace in your cabin and reading a good book, a cabin rental in Estes Park is the way to go. Many people were skeptical about traveling by air which meant most families weren’t traveling as often. However, if you live near the Estes Park area, you can still take a relaxing vacation by renting a cabin so you can enjoy cozy accommodations while enjoying the beauty of nature.
Sledding in Rocky Mountain National Park
If you and the kids want to go sledding while you’re visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, check out Hidden Valley, which is the only area where sledding is permitted. This vacation destination could easily become a yearly New Year’s Eve vacation destination for your family. Swing by the Estes Park Mountain Shop to rent sleds and winter gear to make your sledding adventure complete.
Hike Around Lily Lake
Lily Lake is a favorite family vacation destination because it’s a fun getaway that is loved by kids and adults alike. If you plan to visit Rocky Mountain National Park for New Year’s Eve, make sure you take some time to take a leisurely stroll around Lily Lake. The calm of the water and the stunning mountain landscape will make you feel like you’re standing in the middle of a postcard.
These are a few of the best Estes Park attractions to enjoy if you plan to spend New Year’s Eve in the area. Whether you’re relaxing with friends or having a celebration with family, these getaway locations will make the start of the new year especially memorable.