Winter Things To Do

Brownfield's is a seasonal business open late May through early November since 1956.  We specialize in helping visitors make the most of their Estes Park experience.  Feel free to shoot us an email with questions about your upcoming trip.  We are available to answer any questions about your upcoming visit to Estes Park or hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park all year.  You can email us at for information.

Creativity Cabin, the YMCA of the Rockies, Wild Side Tours, The Mustang Mountain Coaster, Sledding at Hidden Valley, and the Estes Valley Community Center.

Winter activities in Estes Park are dependent on the weather. If you are going hiking, it is wise to have traction devices. Traction devices (spikes or chains for your boots) cost about $40. There are a few stores in town that have traction devices for rent (Estes Park Mountain Shop, Kirk's Flyshop, and Outdoor World). Depending on the length of your hike, snowshoes may be necessary. Snowshoes can also be rented in town. When hiking in the winter, remember that the wind can be fierce. It may be calm in town but very windy in the National Park. Layer up and be prepared for strong winds. For typical visitors, we recommend approximately a six mile or less round-trip hike for snowshoeing. Some of our favorite snowshoe hikes are:

Bear Lake Trailhead
- Bear Lake
- Nymph Lake
- Dream Lake
- Emerald Lake
- Lake Haiyaha
- Bierstadt Lake
 Glacier Gorge Trailhead
- Alberta Falls
- Mills Lake
- The Loch
Cub Lake Trailhead
- Cub Lake
- Fern Lake
- The Pool
Wild Basin Trailhead
- Copeland Falls
- Calypso Cascade
- Ouzel Falls
Lumpy Ridge Trailhead
- Gem Lake

Deer Mountain Trailhead
- Deer Mountain
Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road are closed for the winter.
Take the Historic West Elkhorn Walking Tour
Visit Estes Park also posts current events on their webpage. Visit for a listing of all the happenings in Estes.