Estes Park, Colorado is a gorgeous destination loved by travelers the world over. Each season, this breathtaking Rocky Mountain town attracts adventure enthusiasts, photographers, birders, and more to explore the bounty that Colorado’s natural environment offers. The following Estes Park tour companies offer unique experiences that are guaranteed to transport guests into another world and provide an experience they’ll remember for decades to come. 

Full Day Hike to Sky Pond or Chasm Lake

For travelers looking to get some mud on their boots, this full-day hiking experience is worth the work. Plan to embark on a 6 – 8 hour journey with the internationally-recognized guides at Sojourner Mountain Guides to one of two picturesque alpine lakes. Chasm Lake sits at the base of Longs Peak and hikers are likely to spot climbers making their way up the 1,000-foot granite wall known as “The Diamond”. The waters of Chasm can appear purple, deep blue, or even green depending on the time of day you arrive. Sky Pond is equally as stunning – a green-colored lake lies at the base of craggy rocks stretching up to meet the clouds. Be sure to snap a few photos because these hikes may be some of the best in Colorado. 

4×4 Off-Road Guided Tours in Estes Park

WildSide Jeep Tours curates exciting experiences that quench any thirst for adventure guests may have. From informative tours to off-road 4×4 driving, riders will take in the majesty of the Rockies from the bumpy (but fun!) seat of an off-road vehicle. Winding roads give way to sweeping mountain meadows, grazing herds of elk, and so much more. Travel in style and  leave the driving to the experts at WildSide. 

Over the Top Photography Tour

Travel over Trail Ridge Road – the highest continuous paved road in the lower 48 – for the chance to really feel alive. Breathtaking views of Estes Park, Grand Lake, and countless peaks are yours to be had and photographed. Experienced tour guides at RMNPhotographer know the best spots and shots. Photographers of all levels are invited to join this welcoming crew. Visiting with the whole family? Add a portrait package and RMNPhotographer will snag some sweet shots to capture great memories. 

Overnight Llama Trek

For a completely unique experience in the Rocky Mountains, book an overnight llama trek with Kirk’s Mountain Adventure. A llama trek with this experienced outfitter will get you and your loved ones off the beaten path and into some truly wild areas. Get lost in pristine wilderness and make stories that you’ll recount for the rest of your life. 

E-Bike Tour of Estes Park

Take a break from adventuring in the mountains and enjoy a casual e-bike ride throughout downtown Estes Park with Ride Colorado. A knowledgeable guide will safely lead bikers on a 10-mile route around the city and its outskirts. Learn about the history of this iconic place and feel the wind in your hair! 

Private Wildlife and Photo Tour

Want to make the most out of your time in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park? Book a private tour with Good Bull Guides. An experienced wildlife photographer will lead the way, ensuring guests can spot unforgettable alpine fauna. Kick back in a spacious and comfy SUV and learn all about RMNP, its wildlife, and its place in history. Bring your camera for some remarkable shots of moose, elk, and more. 

One could spend a lifetime in Rocky Mountain National Park and still not experience everything this 415 square-mile area has to offer. Numerous mountain peaks and meadows are home to marmots, elk, and deer while alpine lakes take on so many different characteristics as each season comes to pass. Don’t rush through a trip to these mountains. Take the time to really be present and embrace this gorgeous place. 

Book a stay at Taharaa Mountain Lodge to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. Our spacious and welcoming lodge is tucked away from the noise of downtown Estes, placing guests in the lap of mother nature. At the end of each day, dine with us at Twin Owls Steakhouse or rely on our knowledgeable staff to point you in the direction of delectable dinner fare and fun nightlife vibes. Make your Estes Park vacation one for the books.