A family hiking in Estes Park during the summer

With the kids out of school, there’s no better time to travel than summer, which is why so many families add a vacation to their summer bucket list. If you’re pondering the destination for your family trip, consider Estes Park. This majestic mountain town is the perfect place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend quality time outdoors.

The team at Black Canyon Inn believes every family deserves to add a getaway to Estes Park to their summer bucket list. If you need more convincing, we’ve put together some reasons why Estes Park is the ultimate place for a family vacation this summer.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Estes Park sits nestled next to Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the country’s most cherished parks. At Rocky Mountain National Park, you and your family will be immersed in undisturbed nature. Surrounded by towering mountains, pristine lakes, beautiful plains, dense forests, and rushing waterfalls, the whole family will be awed by the park’s breathtaking scenery. 

Hike, bike, paddle, or fish in one of the nation’s most spectacular parks. No matter what your family likes to do, Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect setting for all sorts of outdoor adventures. Animal lovers will enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park, too; the park is home to an abundance of wildlife, including beaver, bighorn sheep, black bears, coyotes, elk, mountain lions, and more. 

Charming Downtown Estes Park

If you’re someone who appreciates local culture, Estes Park has it in spades. The best place to observe it is in charming Downtown Estes Park. Elkhorn and Moraine Avenues have over 200 retailers lining the streets, allowing you to experience the area’s local boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and more. Downtown Estes Park is also home to the riverwalk, where you can enjoy shopping while on a peaceful walk by the Big Thompson River and Fall River. 

Family Attractions

No matter your family’s interests, Estes Park has exciting attractions for all ages. Fun City, the local amusement park, offers a wide variety of entertainment, including a giant slide, mini golf, go-karts, and more. For a more educational experience, Estes Park Memorial Observatory is a great place to observe and learn about the planets, stars, and galaxies. There’s also the Estes Park Museum, which offers a look back at the area’s fascinating history. Best of all, admission to the museum is free. These are just a few of the many family-friendly attractions in Estes Park.

Great Accommodations

It’s important to vacation in a way that’s most suitable for your family. In Estes Park, there are a wide variety of accommodations available. At Black Canyon Inn, we offer suites, vacation rentals, and cabin rentals. All of our lodging options in Estes Park are within the city limits, allowing you to stay near all of the area’s attractions.

If you’re adding a stop in Estes Park to your family summer bucket list, stay with us! To book your stay with us, please make reservations online or call 970-586-8113.