Win a Rocky Mountain Winter Vacation

Congratulations to Kristin Klimaszewski from Loveland, Colorado, the winner of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Winter Vacation Sweepstakes.
Dream Lake in Winter

Dream Lake in Winter

This 6-day vacation for two people includes Estes Park lodging, some dining, and guided snowshoe tours through a Rocky Mountain National Park winter wonderland.

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Here's what you could win!

Before You Go

Before you leave for your trip, dig into your prize package:

Get Inspired with the Rocky Mountain Winter Trip Planner and the magazine, National Park Journal: Rocky Mountain.

Pack Your Two Eco-Vessel Insulated Water Bottles
On your trip, we encourage you to be kind to the earth by using a refillable bottle rather than throwing away disposable water bottles and coffee cups.

Visit Estes Park

Estes Park at Night

Estes Park at night

Ridgeline Hotel Lobby

The Ridgeline Hotel in Estes Park

Wildland Trekking Snowshoe Vacation for Two

Pick From Prescheduled Dates in February and March

  • 3-nights Estes Park lodging at historic Stanley Hotel
  • Use of snowshoes, poles, and top-of-the-line daypack
  • All meals, plus hot drinks on the trail
  • Guided snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park (6-7 miles per day)

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Whether you’ve never donned a pair of snowshoes, or are a seasoned winter traveler in search of new terrain, you'll enjoy traversing near the Continental Divide, crossing frozen mountain lakes, and exploring mountain meadows where elk, moose and bighorn sheep may be seen. Absorb the magic of winter stillness and solitude by day, and enjoy cozy Estes Park lodging in the evenings. All meals are included from breakfast the first day through lunch on the last day.

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Congratulations to 2017's winner, Ashley Coleman from Westminster, Colorado


Christmas lights downtown

Rocky Mountain Winter Holiday Activities

Estes Park, Grand Lake, and Denver, Colorado glow with Christmas and New Year cheer.

Chasm Lake at Rocky Mountain National Park and sunset at Great Sand Dunes National Park

Win a Colorado Road Trip Vacation

Go from guided hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park to sandboarding the drifts in Great Sand Dunes National Park, with stops for hot springs, lakes and river rafting.

Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park's Glacier Gorge with Longs Peak in the horizon.

Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park

Check out the winter wonderland that is RMNP. Just make sure to do a bit of planning and preparation before heading into this lovely white landscape.

Dream Lake in Winter at Rocky Mountain National Park

19 Things to Do in Winter in the Rocky Mountains

Of course you can ski, snowmobile and snowshoe. But have you seen the ice sculptures, tried ski biking, or skijoring? And don't miss the festivals.

Hiking Fern Lake Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park

10 Best Things to Do on a Rocky Mountain National Park Vacation

The park and the Estes Park and Grand Lake areas are a Things to Do Mecca! Here are our top picks including hiking, horseback riding and scenic drives.

Sunrise at a wintery Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

In Winter, Rocky Mountain National Park Splits in Two

Though Trail Ridge Road closes in the winter, Rocky Mountain National Park is OPEN all year. The story becomes the tale of two Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park Flooding

The rain in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding areas just keeps coming. And with flood warnings in effect all along the Front Range, Rocky Mountain National Park has been closed to all recreational use.

Bighorn Crossing on Fall River Road in 1968

Rocky Mountain 100-year Family Photo Album

Thousands of vacationers took their family photos in the park. Here's your chance to share your photos and read stories from the last 100 years.

Robin Guthrie, Wildland Trekking Guide at Rocky Mountain National Park

A Trail Guide's Insight to the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Winter

Wildland Trekking outdoor guide, Robin Guthrie gives the inside scoop of why winter is the best time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park.