Colorado is home to 53 mountains soaring to over 14,000 feet—more than any other state!
We are proud that Discovery Lodge is a feel-at-home hub for climbers, casual day trippers, avid anglers (try your hand at fly fishing!), professional relaxeurs, and those simply looking for an affordable getaway in the mountains. Here are some of our favorite things to do in summer. Click the links to make the most of summer in and around Estes Park!
Lake Estes Marina
Kayak rentals, pontoon boat rentals, fishing gear and licences, pedal carts and cruiser bikes, Lake Estes Marina is a great stop for family fun! There’s even a small beach area for sand play, volleyball, and horseshoes. Have lunch under the picnic pavilion, and take home some souvenirs from the store.
The Rockies on horseback! Since 1958, Sombrero Ranches has grown Colorado’s western heritage for all levels of riders in every season. Ride a trail in the high country and look for elk, deer, and coyote. The steak dinner rides are a favorite!
New Venture Cycling
Bike tours on the front range! Experienced guides share not only the amazing geography of the Rockies but also the history of the area. Fun interpretive bike tours for all levels of experience. All gear supplied!
Guided Fly Fishing
Flyfishing on the Big Thompson and St. Vrain Rivers, casting a line at over 10 lakes with trophy-sized trout, floating down the Colorado River, backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park, horseback riding along high mountain streams, or trekking with llamas, Kirk’s Flyshop doesn’t play around… okay, they do! And they guarantee you’ll catch a fish!
Estes Park ATV Rentals
Unguided ATV rides through Roosevelt National Forest, no helmet required! Take out a Tomcar ATV over rugged Colorado trails. 3- to 7-hour adventures that are fun, safe, and exciting! Yeehaw, honey!
Green Jeep Tours
Take a tour… in a Green Jeep! Rocky Mountain National Park is a special place of spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Go offroad to waterfalls, lakes—even breweries! See elk rutting and discover historic American West homesteads. With 8 tours on the list and private tours available, see as much of the mountains as you can—in a Green Jeep!