Activities - YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park, CO
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With so many activities to do, you’ll never get bored. Our Program Department is located in the Sweet Memorial Program Building.  To reach program staff regarding any of the activities below, please call 970-586-3341, extension 1104. Many activities are free and included with a lodging reservations, some activities have additional fees. All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible parent.

Stay Pass wristbands and Day Pass wristbands will be your all-access-pass to our free and affordable activities! Guests staying at YMCA of the Rockies will receive a Stay Pass, which is included in the price of their lodging. If you’re not staying on-grounds or are not a member of the YMCA of the Rockies, you must purchase a  wristband Day Pass to participate in activities. $25 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, and children 5 and under are free. Only YMCA of the Rockies Memberships holders will receive a complimentary Day Pass. The Day Pass can be purchased at the Sweet Memorial Program Building or the Administration Building.

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Supplies & Shopping

Forget something at home? Need gear for your hike in Rocky Mountain National Park? No worries, the YMCA has you covered! Our General Store and Gear Shop offer a wide variety of items ranging from grocery items to hiking poles and snowshoes that will cover all the basics, allowing you to enjoy time on your getaway. Gear Shop – Outdoor Adventure Gear and Accessories  Located in the Boone Family Mountain Center, the Gear Shop offers the latest in outdoor apparel from Osprey and Outdoor Research, trusted brands in the outdoor industry. Safety in the wilderness is essential, so be prepared with other supplies including hiking socks, warm hats and gloves, …


The YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center, is pleased to offer a rich astronomy program for our guests.  It is our intention to take full advantage of our dark, clear Rocky Mountain skies to provide enjoyable and educational opportunities for our guests. On a weekly basis, we offer the following programs (please see our Activity Guide for details): Astronomy:  Look through our telescopes at a variety of nighttime celestial objects, including planets, double stars, star clusters, and distant galaxies.  Tour the stars with your session guides and learn to identify more than one dozen constellations and hear the myths associated with them.  This program is designed for ages 10+ …

Outdoor Arts Program

During the summer months, attend an outdoor arts class or presentation by resident artist Susan K. Dailey.  Be inspired by the YMCA of the Rockies’ natural environment as you participate in one of Susan’s educational art classes. Classes include plein air (act of painting outdoors) workshops, art hikes and music/art presentations. Kids can also explore their creativity with Susan’s kid’s color sketch classes, where she creates a fun environment to learn the basics of outdoor sketching. View the Summer 2019 Outdoor Art Program Schedule For more information, contact the Sweet Memorial Program Building at 970-586-3341 x1104. Click here to view the weekly Activity Guide and register for activities here.    

Family Programs

At YMCA of the Rockies, we strive to provide unifying experiences for families through fun-filled activities. Our Family Programs offer a variety of special events and classes for families to participate in together. From board games and movie nights, to classes about fire building and local wildlife— our family programs are guaranteed to create lifelong memories. We also have activities catered to our little learners! These programs allow young children time to experience the outdoors with their family, while learning something new in the process. Some of these activities include ball play, parachute games, and our most popular “little explorers” program, where children will have the opportunity to go on …

Mini Golf

Challenge your family at our 18-hole mini golf

Trail Ridge Road

The highest continuous paved road in the United States

Professional Photography

Proffesional Photography

Chapel Ministry

Spiritual programs offered by our chaplains


Jump off the platform and zoom down our awesome zip line!


Relax & unwind in the Rockies

Whitewater Rafting

Jump in a raft and let our guides take you on an adventure!

Swimming Pool

Bring your swimsuit when visiting Estes Park Center


It's like hiking, but with cool shoes strapped to your boots

Summerfest Concert Series

Kickback, relax and enjoy some free music

Roller Skating

Do the hokie-pokie while you roll yourself around

Rock Climbing

Try out our three-sided outdoor climbing wall

Dorsey Museum

There is a ton of history layered around Estes Park Center.


On those rainy afternoons, grab a book and relax

Indoor Activities

Get out of the sun for a little bit

Ice Skating

Strap on your skates and get ready to glide

Horseback Riding

Our trail rides weave through Rocky Mountain National Park


Hiking with YMCA of the Rockies. Come Hike with Us!

Game Room

Relax indoors and play some games with the family

Fishing & Fly Fishing

There are mountain streams and small ponds all around

Craft & Design Center

Make that mosaic, tie dye or sweet bracelet that you want.

Challenge Courses

We have two courses: Low Ropes and High Ropes.


Enjoy a beautiful night under the stars around the campfire.

Sports and Games

Enjoy some Basketball & Volleyball in the mountains


Hone your archery skills at the archery range.

Adventure Activities

Includes ropes courses, zip line, climbing wall, etc.

Disc Golf

Our challenging 18 hole disc golf course will amaze you!

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