As February bids farewell and March rolls in, Estes Park transforms into a wonderland of outdoor adventure and vibrant festivities. At Twin Owls and Taharaa Mountain Lodge, we’re thrilled to welcome you to our beautiful corner of Colorado as the snow begins to melt and the promise of spring hangs in the crisp mountain air. Here’s what you can expect and look forward to in Estes Park this March, including the renowned Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival:

  1. Outdoor Adventures: March in Estes Park offers a plethora of outdoor activities for adventurers of all kinds. With the winter chill beginning to subside, it’s the perfect time to explore the stunning trails of Rocky Mountain National Park. Strap on your snowshoes or lace up your hiking boots to witness breathtaking vistas, frozen waterfalls, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of local wildlife awakening from their winter slumber.
  2. Snow Sports: While the snow may be starting to melt, there’s still plenty of opportunity for winter sports enthusiasts to enjoy the last of the season’s snowfall. Whether you’re into skiing, snowboarding, or tubing, nearby resorts like Eldora Mountain Resort offer excellent slopes for all skill levels.
  3. Spring Wildlife Viewing: As the temperatures begin to rise, March marks the beginning of wildlife activity in Estes Park. Keep your eyes peeled for elk, deer, and other native species as they emerge from their winter habitats. Birdwatchers will also delight in spotting migratory birds returning to the area.
  4. Frozen Dead Guys Festival: One of the most unique and quirky events in Estes Park is the Frozen Dead Guys Festival, held annually in March. This offbeat celebration pays homage to “Grandpa Bredo,” a frozen corpse stored in a Tuff Shed typically held in nearby Nederland has now kicked off a new chapter in Estes Park. Taking place over St. Patrick’s Day weekend on March 15-17, 2024, the reborn Frozen Dead Guy Days will feature national and regional touring bands and quirky, good fun all weekend long. The festival will be held at the Estes Park Events Complex and The Stanley Hotel, with satellite events occurring around town. Attendees can enjoy live music, polar plunges, coffin races, and other bizarre activities that make this festival a one-of-a-kind experience. We have a fun special going on during this event! Join us for the Chill and Thrill special! Book two nights at Taharaa and receive $25 toward dining with us at Twin Owls Steakhouse!
  5. Local Dining and Shopping: After a day of exploration or festival fun, unwind with a delicious meal at one of Estes Park’s charming eateries. From cozy cafes serving up hot cocoa to upscale restaurants offering gourmet cuisine, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Don’t forget to browse the local shops and galleries for unique souvenirs and handmade crafts to remember your Estes Park getaway.
  6. Relaxation and Comfort at Twin Owls and Taharaa Mountain Lodge: After a day filled with adventure or festival excitement, retreat to the comfort and tranquility of Twin Owls and Taharaa Mountain Lodge. Our cozy accommodations and steakhouse, nestled amidst the stunning natural beauty of Estes Park, provide the perfect sanctuary to rest and rejuvenate for another day of exploration. Our Steakhouse has live music as well! Don’t miss out on the savory flavors plus our Wednesday local live bluegrass pick and Thursday James Davis Guitar! See you there!Twin Owls Steakhouse, Rocky Mountain Dining, Estes Park Steakhouse, Estes Park Dining

As March unfolds in Estes Park, the possibilities for adventure and excitement are endless. Whether you’re seeking outdoor thrills, cultural experiences, or simply a peaceful retreat in nature, our mountain paradise has something for everyone. Join us this March and discover the magic of Estes Park amidst the transition from winter to spring!

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