We go every year. Its pretty much just like every other festival in Estes where they set up vendors in the city park, and call it a festival. It is a great time watch the bulls going crazy in RMNP though. It will be really fully, but if you can get to some of the less popular areas and wait until sunset, you can be one of a handful of people watching a bull keep his herd together.
So I guess I am saying, the festival itself is really no different then any other festival Estes hosts throughout the year, but great time to see the bulls in action in RMNP.
There will be quite a few elk in town, especially on the golf course. Last weeekend, there was a big, I mean BIG 6x6 sitting under a tree right by McDonalds. Didn't have a care in the world...lol...that is Estes Park for you!
That's good to know. I always went up in March, to catch the end of the ski season. That's when the golf courses, fields, lawns, etc., at lower levels were becoming exposed so alot of the animals were hanging around to get that first green stuff after a long winter.
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...