The Elkhorn is a symbol of something that is more than simply finding a hotel or lodge for sleeping. Our guests are typically outdoor types who like having numerous mountain-based activities on hand at all times. They are, in the end, too weary to want television entertainment.
The trekking possibilities are virtually endless. The Estes visitors frequently scale the higher mountains in the region’s area, beginning with the more difficult and advanced hikes. Climbing to high elevations is an unforgettable experience for those who have sufficient physical fitness. Each summer, over 100 people climb to the top of Longs Peak at Elkhorn Mountain Resort.
Our guests are mostly in good enough shape to hike up to the Man Mountain summit at 8,500 feet, but for those that struggle with lower body issues, we have bikes they can use instead.
One of the most enjoyable activities you can do is take a bike ride around Lake Estes. You can access a paved trail that leads through heavily treed areas early in the morning or before dark in the evening. Along the way, you’re likely to see elk and other wildlife grazing near the banks of the lake.
The Man Mountain trek is also one-of-a-kind in that people are allowed to bring their dog. On other mountains, the summit typically has cooling pools; the Native Americans utilized these ponds for water during their vision quests. These features are especially popular with dogs nowadays. For more detailed information on any of the activities, please go to the Man Mountain or Biking links.