Around The Lodge

Hiking

Getting outdoors and co-mingling with nature is what life in Colorado is all about. There are two great sites/apps that host a slew of information and locations; www.alltrails.com and www.nps.gov. But here are some of our and other lodge mate favorites:

Easy

Horsetooth Falls

Bobcat Ridge National Area

Devil’s Backbone

Round Mountain Nature Trail

Duncan’s Ridge

Moderate

Horsetooth Falls

Storm Mountain

Sheep Mountain Trail

Sullivan Gulch Trail

Howard Trail

Hard

Palisade Mountain

Crosier Mountain Trail

Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail

Chasm Lake

 

White Water Rafting

Rapid Transit Rafting – Estes Park, CO

www.rapidtransitrafting.com
970.577.7238

A Wanderlust Adventure – Laporte, CO

www.awanderlustadventure.com
970.482.1995

Mountain Whitewater – Fort Collins, CO

www.raftmw.com
970.419.0917

Mad Adventures – Kremmling, CO

www.madadventures.com
970.726.5290

Rock Climbing

Mountain Project

www.mountainproject.com

Big Thompson Canyon

Devil’s Gulch

Cow Creek Canyon

Estes Park Valley

Lumpy Ridge

Twin Owls

Rocky Mountain National Park

 

Horseback Riding

Estes Park Outfitter

www.estesparkoutfitters.com
970.215.7064

Elkhorn Stables

www.horsebackestespark.com
970.480.5298

Mountain Magic Ranch

www.mountainmagicranch.com
970.613.0121

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

www.sylvandale.com
970.667.3915

 

Off Road Adventures

www.backbonecycles.com

Experience stunning views, secluded back country trails, and more, on a rental ATV or Jeep. Its a unique adventure, great family fun and something you will never forget.

 

Boat Rentals

www.carterlakemarina.com/boatrentals.html 

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening on beautiful Carter Lake. Fish for lake trout , perch, bass or walleye. Take the family out on a pontoon. Enjoy a bite and a beverage at the lakeside grille.

 

Rocky Mountain National Park

www.nps.gov

Rocky has something for everyone! Whether you delight in the challenge of a hike or prefer to sit quietly and watch the wildlife, or you may want to drive Trail Ridge Road the park offers a great diversity of activities for you to enjoy.

 

Doggie Daycare

Although we love dogs our policy is very clear in that even if your fur-baby is the most well behaved one ever, if you are leaving for more than 4 hours please pamper them with their own spa vacation.

Loveland

K-9 Island
www.k9island.com
970.663.0977

Estes Park

Linda’s Pet Care Services
www.lindaspetcareservices.com
970.586.0340

 

Fishing

There are plenty of locations to cast a line and we will not be able to list everything you need to know but we have gathered up some information to assist you in building the biggest fish story you have ever told; so far.

Locations

Big Thomson River (*wink wink)
Boedecker Lake
Boyd Lake
Carter Lake
The Horseshoe Reservoir
Lake Estes
Lon Hagler Reservoir
Loveland Lake
Pinewood Reservoir
Rocky Mountain National Park
… and so many more!

Licenses

Adults and children over 16 are required to have a fishing permit. They are available at JAX and Walmart in Loveland or online with additional information provided by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Equipment

We do have a small assortment of fishing equipment that may be borrowed but we only have a limited quantity and it may not be the quality you are dreaming of for your angling experience. Elkhorn Fly Shop in Loveland or ignore the gear and take a tour with Kirks Flyshop in Estes Park