Believe it or not, we have a lot of wild turkeys in and around Estes. However, for some unknown reason, at least to me, they seem to only appear just before Thanksgiving. This seems rather risky to me. But what do I know! This past weekend, and today, four turkeys visited and came right to the steps of the Overlook. They hung around for about 15 minutes before wandering off. Just one of the many visitors we have on a daily basis. Book your stay now and enjoy the plethora of wildlife we have in this spectacular Estes Park location.
Of course it is just a Corn Field!
October is a great time to visit Estes Park and enjoy the crisp weather and all the best that Fall has to offer. If you are willing to drive a little bit you can find numerous corn mazes, pumpkin patches, etc. to explore. Unfortunately, it is impossible to grow corn or pumpkins in Estes unless you have a fantastic fence. These two crops are the favorite food for our numerous deer and elk.
Snow is slowly making its way down the mountains to Estes. Stay tuned for our first significant snow fall.
The top picture was taking from the field in front of the Overlook. This is Longs Peak, the only 14,000 foot mountain within the RMNP. Below is the road just before the turn into the Overlook.