Things To Do Around Town

Brownfield's is a seasonal business open Memorial Day Weekend 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.  Even though our storefront is closed, we are hard at work buying and designing all of the new merchandise for 2022.  We are available to answer any questions about your upcoming visit to Estes Park or hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park.  You can email us at for information, even during the winter months.

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 $20. There are a few stores in town that have traction devices for rent. 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

Deer Mountain Trailhead
- Deer Mountain

Wild Basin Trailhead
- Copeland Falls
- Calypso Cascade
- Ouzel Falls

Lumpy Ridge Trailhead
- Gem Lake

Trail Ridge Road is closed for the winter.

Winter Things-To-Do include:
Creativity Cabin, the YMCA of the Rockies, Wild Side Tours, Sledding at Hidden Valley, and the Estes Valley Community Center. Visit Estes Park also posts current events on their webpage. Visit for a listing of all the happenings in Estes.

There are a myriad of things to do while visiting Estes Park.  The flyers below highlight some of our favorite activities to recommend during the warmer months.  You can also check out our hiking pages for detailed information a multitude of hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Take the Historic West Elkhorn Walking Tour