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Winter in Estes Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Ever since my husband took me on our first date to Estes Park, this quaint mountain town nestled in the Rocky Mountains has had a special place in my heart. Once you add snow to the mix, this beautiful backdrop becomes a majestic destination we love to escape to for the day.

With our recent snowstorm, Estes Park was covered in a fresh layer of white fluffy snow. But before we hit Rocky Mountain National Park, we stopped at our favorite restaurant in town – Ed’s Cantina. If you haven’t eaten there, YOU HAVE TO TRY IT! In the winter, the Buffalo Stew is a must! But if it’s summertime that’s calling, I suggest the Chicken Lime Tacos or a burger piled high with tons of pickles – it’s the only way to have it!

Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Inside the park we headed to Bear Lake, which is one of our favorite spots at any time of year. With all the fresh snow, the lake was completely covered in a fresh blanket of powder. The silence that echoed throughout the area almost allowed you to hear the creaking of the tree bark as it struggled to hold the snow among its bounty. And even with the ice warnings clearly marked, people had braved the frozen cover and walked across this open canvas.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park

Alluvial Fan, Rocky Mountain National Park

Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park

 

Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park

On the way home, we took an alternative route down the Big Thompson Canyon and were guided down by the moon.

Big Thompson Canyon

 

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