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Our locations are approximately 1.5 hours from Denver, Colorado.

Please note that Estes Park Center is located between 1 1/2 and 3 hours from our other location, Snow Mountain Ranch, depending on time of year.

Use the address below to navigate to Estes Park Center. 

Please note that Snow Mountain Ranch is located between 1 1/2 and 3 hours from our other location, Estes Park Center, depending on time of year.

Use the address below to navigate to Snow Mountain Ranch.

Shuttle & train services must be arranged on your own.

  • Home James Shuttle - 800.359.7536 - Daily from Denver International Airport, CO to Granby, CO
  • Amtrak - Daily from Union Station in Denver, CO to Fraser, CO
  • Winter Park Express - Runs early January through late March on Saturdays, Sundays, & select Fridays from Denver’s Union Station to Winter Park Resort. Transportation from the resort to Snow Mountain Ranch must be arranged on your own.
  • Winter Park Taxi - 970.726.4940

For recorded updates from the Colorado Department of Transportation, please call 303-327-4034. The recording is updated by 10 a.m. daily.

Check-in at the guest registration desk located in the Administration Building when you first arrive. Check-in is available 24 hours a day.

We strive to get your room ready for you as soon as we can on your arrival day. Please note that during our busy seasons, your room may not be ready until 6 p.m., but we will make every effort to get you into your room as soon as possible.

If you arrive before your room is ready you can pre-register to access our facilities, then enjoy the property and activities until you are notified that you can settle into your accommodations. 

You are welcome to use our facilities the entire day of check-out.

We ask that all belongings be removed by 10 a.m. the day of your check-out.

Please review your accommodations when making a reservation to ensure you have everything you need for your trip. 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Kitchens
  • Television
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Air Conditioning

INCLUDED

  • Wi-Fi
  • Linens & Towels
  • Hair Dryers
  • Body Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tissues

Roll-away beds are available for a fee.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Air Conditioning

INCLUDED

  • Wi-Fi
  • Linens & Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Television*
  • Fireplace*
  • Full Kitchens**
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tissues

* Not available in all cabins

** Includes: refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishes, & cooking utensils.

Wi-Fi is provided in each of the cabins and lodges. Internet upgrades are available for a fee if additional bandwidth beyond basic WiFi is needed. Please request upon arrival. 

Cell service varies by carrier. Cell service can be limited depending on your location on property. Please note you are in a mountain area and cell service can be limited throughout the Estes Park area.

YMCA of the Rockies locations are between 8,010-8,700 feet above sea level. Be prepared with the proper attire as temperatures can vary dramatically over the course of a day. To learn more about what to expect, check out our weather information.

  • A variety of layers warm & cool
  • Warm jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Sturdy shoes in case of snow

Certain accommodations allow pets. Please review your accommodation when making a reservation to ensure it is pet-friendly. Review our pet policy for more information. 

  • $25 pet fee/pet/night
  • Max of $250/visit
  • 2 pet maximum

The safety and privacy of our guests and campers is of the highest priority for the YMCA of the Rockies. Therefore we do not allow private or commercial drones to be used in the immediate airspace over our properties, except in limited circumstances when the operator has received written permission from the YMCA of the Rockies. This includes use associated with special events, marketing and in film/photo applications.

As a private property, YMCA of the Rockies prohibits public display of firearms on its campuses, except during YMCA-sanctioned events. Additionally, we require that guests traveling with firearms keep them unloaded at all times while on our properties, encased with a trigger lock in place.

YMCA of the Rockies will not service any YMCA facilities where a firearm is discovered, locked or unlocked. If a staff member discovers a firearm in a YMCA facility after check out has occurred, staff will immediately contact security to request an urgent response from the county sheriff’s office.

Though allowed by law in Colorado, YMCA of the Rockies has a strict no marijuana policy that forbids the possession, use and/or consumption of marijuana anywhere on our properties, in our facilities, or during participation in our programming. YMCA of the Rockies is a Mission-driven organization whose core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith are best represented in an environment which excludes the use of marijuana. Thank you for abiding by our policy.

YMCA of the Rockies offers a variety of dining options on-site. Meals are available on a pay as you go basis. Compare Dining Options.

Special arrangements can be made to accommodate food allergies. Please call our Food Service Department at 970.887.2152, ext. 1701 at Snow Mountain Ranch, or 970.586.3341, ext. 1128 at Estes Park Center.

Our communities offer a variety of dining-out options.

Restaurants near Estes Park Center

Restaurants near Snow Mountain Ranch 

YMCA of the Rockies is committed to the health & safety of our visitors.

 

For your health and safety, we are making decisions about our operations based on our local and state health agency orders and guidelines due to COVID-19.  Please read about the latest protocols

We share our beautiful locations with all different kinds of wildlife. Read these articles to learn how to stay safe around wildlife and how to help our wild neighbors stay safe, too.

Safely Enjoy Spring Wildlife

Your Elk Rut Questions Answered

Be Bear Aware 

Please review our cancellation policies prior to booking.

If you cancel a reservation 30 days or more prior to your arrival, you forfeit 25% of the original 35% deposit. If you cancel your reservation less than 30 days prior to your arrival, the entire 35% deposit is forfeited. Once you have checked in, should you decide to leave early you are financially responsible for each night you had reserved.

To help maintain our beautiful surroundings guests must abide by the following rules.

  • Stay on trails when hiking and only park in designated areas. Traveling in undesignated areas causes erosion of fragile ecosystems.
  • Do not feed wildlife under any circumstance.
  • Keep your distance while viewing wildlife. For your safety, use a zoom lens and stay at least two bus-lengths from any animal.
  • Be bear aware. Do not leave food or beverages in your car, or on your cabin counter or table. Lock doors and close ground floor windows when you leave your cabin and when you are asleep. Your actions could save the life of a bear!

“YMCA of the Rockies is committed to serving a diverse population, inclusive of all people of good will. In line with this commitment, our Board of Directors has adopted an Outreach & Inclusion Vision Statement which confirms:  the YMCA of the Rockies will reach out to and welcome all people and organizations of goodwill and ensure that the rich gifts of diversity are reflected and respected at all levels.

We embrace the goals of the YMCA of the USA diversity movement and our diversity, inclusion, and global engagement (DIG) strategies are designed to advance the Y’s relevance, viability, and impact as a cause-driven organization. They help to ensure that everyone can access and thrive at our YMCA. Our approach puts into action our core belief that, in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive and our doors are open to all.

Reflecting our Christian Mission, we are proud to welcome all to the YMCA of the Rockies!”

Sincerely,
Julie Watkins, President/CEO

Our Mission:
YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities, in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Vision:
The spirit of the YMCA of the Rockies be enhanced and handed from generation to generation for the good of all people and for God’s glory.

Our Diversity, Inclusion and Global Innovation Statement: 
The YMCA of the Rockies will reach out to and welcome all people and organizations of good will and ensure that the rich gifts of diversity are reflected and respected at all levels.

Our Commitment to All People:
We will serve a diverse population, inclusive of all people of good will.  Reflecting our Christian Mission, we will be inclusive and welcoming of all people of good will.  Our activities and facilities will be inclusive, accessible, and available to the diverse worldwide community we serve.

Non Discrimination Policy:
With respect to membership in the YMCA of the Rockies and participation in its programs and activities, it is the policy of the YMCA of the Rockies to protect against any practice, activity, decision or condition that discriminates on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age or disability. The YMCA of the Rockies is a Christian organization dedicated to serving all persons of goodwill, as well as organizations devoted to religious, charitable, educational or recreational purposes. The Association shall be inclusive in welcoming individuals, conferences and staff of various backgrounds and shall seek to put Christian principles into practice by serving members and groups of various faiths and providing resources for Christian and spiritual growth for those who desire to participate. It is the responsibility of the CEO to enact and administer procedures and guidelines to ensure understanding and compliance by all members of management, staff and volunteers.

Weather can vary dramatically over the course of a day because of our altitude (8,010-8,700 feet feet above sea level). We recommend bringing a packing list for high altitude.

Summer and fall temperatures can be warm during the day and chilly at night. We recommend bringing light-weight clothes for the day and warm jackets for the evenings. Summer is known for afternoon thunderstorms, so be prepared by having a rain jacket and plan your hiking accordingly by leaving early in the morning and returning before the afternoon.

Winter and spring have the potential to be cold and sunny or cold and snowy! Prepare yourself with sturdy shoes, warm clothing and adequate tires or four-wheel drive for your vehicle.

The low oxygen levels found at high altitudes can cause problems for travelers who are going to destinations higher than 8,000 feet above sea level. YMCA of the Rockies locations are found between 8,010 - 8,700 ft above sea level. We suggest the following to help our visitors adapt to altitude.

  • Drink plenty of water (64 ounce daily)
  • Rest if you feel fatigued or dizzy
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Reapply sunscreen often

Please call us and leave a message with your name, phone number, what you lost, and the date and location you think you lost it.  We’ll get back in touch with you, and if we find your item, will discuss your options to come pick it up or have it shipped for a fee.

Estes Park Center

970.586.3341, ext. 1225

Snow Mountain Ranch

970.887.2152, ext. 4134

Alcoholic beverages are not sold on-grounds and may be consumed only in the privacy of your room, cabin or group meeting space.

YMCA of the Rockies strives to provide a clean-air environment. Please respect our non-smoking policy in all facilities. We provide special fire-safe ashtrays in several outdoor areas designated for smoking.

Though allowed by law in Colorado, YMCA of the Rockies has a strict no marijuana policy that forbids the possession, use and/or consumption of marijuana anywhere on our properties, in our facilities, or during participation in our programming. YMCA of the Rockies is a Mission-driven organization whose core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith are best represented in an environment which excludes the use of marijuana. Thank you for abiding by our policy.

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