The Estes Park Winter Festival & Winter Trails Day is this Saturday & Sunday, January 16th & 17th, 2016, 12pm - 5pm in the Estes Park Events Complex at 1209 Manford Ave.

Sample local Colorado wine and beer from over 30 different drink booths! Rocky Mountain National Park will be at the festival sharing their expert knowledge on outdoor winter adventures, equipment demos, offering winter safety tips and fun information about The Park. In the vendor area you can find winter apparel and outdoor adventure gear. Sample chili throughout the weekend, featuring a red chili cook-off on Saturday and the green & white chili cook-off on Sunday.

Festival Highlights

  • Live Music!
  • Kids activities
  • Giant indoor tubing hill!
  • Face painters
  • Inflatable bounce houses
  • S’mores station
  • Arts & crafts, including an arctic slime making station and photo frame craft
  • Fake snow filled pool
  • Winter-themed games
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Bottomless Craft Beer & Wine Tasting


Purchase Online Tickets to the Winter Festival.
One Day Admission:

  • Adults 21+ (tasting pass included): $30
  • Ages 10+ (no tasting pass): $17
  • Ages 4-9: $5

Free Shuttle Rides To/From the Winter Festival

Enjoy free shuttle rides to/from these designated shuttle stops in Estes Park to the front door to the Estes Park Winter Festival. Shuttle stops include the Estes Park Visitor Center (500 Big Thompson Ave); Bond Park (Southwest Corner) - Downtown Estes Park; and the Estes Park Winter Festival (1125 Rooftop Way).  Shuttle runs both Saturday and Sunday of the festival from 11:45am - 5:30pm. For more information on the free festival shuttle service call 970-577-9900.

Winter Trails Day

Winter Trails Day is Saturday only in Rocky Mountain National Park, 10am - 3pm in the Bear Lake Park & Ride Area. It is a free snowshoe festival with hundreds of demo snowshoes for adults and children, advice from snowshoe experts, and outdoor gear displays. Bring your driver's license to registration. The event is free, normal park entrance fees apply.