The beautiful back drop of Rocky Mountain National Park makes everything feel elite. That is why events in Estes Park are always memorable and special. In January, Estes Park will host their Winter Festival and Winter Trails Day.

The Estes Park Winter Festival is your chance to sample Colorado wine and different kinds of chili, including cook-offs. There will be live music, beer and kids activities like a photo booth, obstacle course and crafts. It happens Saturday & Sunday, January 14th and 15th, 2017 from 12pm to 4pm and will be held at the Estes Park Events Complex, 1209 Manford Ave.

There will also be the Winter Trails Day happening on that Saturday, January 14th from 10am to 3pm in Rocky Mountain National Park at the Bear Lake Park and Ride Area. This is a free snowshoe festival with hundreds of demo snowshoes for adults and children, advice and gear displays. The event is free, normal park entrance fees apply.