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Old 02-21-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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I am planning on visiting Colorado, perhaps the Estes Park area. I am from Texas and would love to show the kids some mountains and hopefully snow, mid March. We are not interested in skiing, I am hoping for a cabin for my family with two small children 7&5 and my father. Any ideas? I am looking at Rockmount cottages, husband and father love to fish- I don't know anything about colorado, except I want to visit!
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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There are tons of cottages around Estes Park, however, Spring Break is a very popular season. They might all be rented already. You might be able to find a motel room in Boulder and drive to Estes for day trips. I'm not saying give up on the cabin, just offering an alternative if you can't find one.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Grand Lake, Colorado
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If you're looking at the Estes Park area which is on the east entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park, then I would suggest Grand Lake which is on the western entrance. It would have all the activities for children, great fishing with 3 lakes to choose from (Grand, Shadow and Granby) for hubby and your father, you're right in the mountains, there will definitely be snow in mid march, the children could enjoy sleigh rides, and a walk down the main street board walk you will find many galleries and shops. Lots of trails, streams, waterfalls to visit.

I would recommend the Winding River Resort which have cabins with a variety of western themes to choose from. Also visit the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce. There is a lot of information on their web site. Here are the links.

Winding River Resort, campgrounds and cabins near Rocky Mountain National Park

Grand Lake, Colorado | Rocky Mountain National Park | Colorado Mountain Vacations
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:38 AM
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March is our snowiest month. Bring gloves, boots and winter coats.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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I don't believe that Estes Park is a big spring break destination. You shouldn't have trouble finding lodging. It's a beautiful place to spend time in March but as others mentioned it could be snowy. The Rockmount Cottages look nice. I will PM you with more info...
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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Speaking of motel rooms, there are a fair amount in Longmont and Loveland as well, which puts you 30 miles closer to Estes Park. 2beindenver is right on the weather. The snows that come in during March can really stack up if conditions are right. March is generally the snowiest month of the year. But the day after that snow the temperature can warm up 15 degrees with sunny skies. The C-DOT drivers keep the roads in good shape though.
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I am planning on visiting Colorado, perhaps the Estes Park area. I am from Texas and would love to show the kids some mountains and hopefully snow, mid March. We are not interested in skiing, I am hoping for a cabin for my family with two small children 7&5 and my father. Any ideas? I am looking at Rockmount cottages, husband and father love to fish- I don't know anything about colorado, except I want to visit!
March is too early for fishing. Still a lot of ice on the water. River fish are still hibernating.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Grand Lake, Colorado
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March is too early for fishing. Still a lot of ice on the water. River fish are still hibernating.
This is true. The advantage with Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake is that they are connected with a canal and water is pumped from one lake to the next, then released through a waterfall. Where the water is flowing it doesn't freeze and you can still fish at these places. I admit I don't go this time of year, too damn cold...lol...but there are fishermen there all the time. Ice fishing on these 3 lakes is also very good.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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Thank for your help- I will have to wait for June to visit, airfares sky high right now. I am concerned that it would been too cold for us- coming from a much warmer area. However, I still won't give up on seeing the mountains and snow.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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Thank for your help- I will have to wait for June to visit, airfares sky high right now. I am concerned that it would been too cold for us- coming from a much warmer area. However, I still won't give up on seeing the mountains and snow.
Estes Park is great most of the year. I was there in late May 2003 and there was plenty of snow up in Rocky Mountain National Park, and lots of Elk roaming in the park at the lower elevations. Fishing should be better in May than in March. If you're in TX, you may want to drive up rather than fly up here with 4-5 people.



This photo is up on Trail Ridge Road, which is closed in the winter. This is in late May 2003.



Elk at the lower elevations in RMNP, which is near Estes Park.


The town of Estes Park as seen from the foothills; in this case at the top of the cable-tram ride.
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