Hey. Yes, I know it as Andrew's Tarn. Beautiful hike.. lots of stone and flat "lakes". The elevation on that hike is a bit more then Sky Pond but the distance is the same. Most of the trails off the Glacier Gorge trail head are great once you get past the crowds heading for Bear Lake or Alberta Falls.
Another good set of hikes would be in the Mummy range, west past the Fall River entrance to Rocky Mountain. Ypsilon or Lawn Lakes are good hikes.
For Shopping I would head toward Granby instead of Estes, Biking- Mountain or Road bikes?? If you can.. ride to the top of Trail Ridge.. and if that is a bit to much.. pack the bikes leave one person to follow in the car and ride DOWN!! : )
I don't know all your plans, but about 3 hours from Estes (a bit past Granby) is Hot Sulphur Springs.. need I say more... HOT SPRINGS!! The town is actually Hot Sulphur Springs... but it is a tiny place and easy to find the springs by the same name. Small and uncrowded usually.
That's great to hear about Sky Pond. That was one of the trails I was looking at. Did you go to Andrews Glacier? Was that worth seeing? Probably some other things would be biking, shopping, seeing anything historical. Thanks for the help.
Hi. July is a great time to be in the Rockies! I grew up in Boulder and my grandparents lived in Estes. I live out on the east coast now.. miss the RMNP.
If you want great hiking near Estes, head up to Bear Lake. It is surrounded by a trail that is mobbed by tourists.. but go further past and you get into a web of endless trails including a beautiful hike up to Sky Pond.
As for other fun things to do.. that list is pretty long... what are you looking for? biking? hiking? camping? art? shopping? sailing??
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