Wilderness Adventures Start on Property
Our family friendly activities scheduled throughout the week during our summer season have long distinguished Glacier Lodge as a one of a kind, family friendly, destination in Estes Park. Join in the Fun! All activities and amenities are for lodge guests only. The SK Livery is open to the public.
- Spring Season ~ May 1 to June 7
- Summer Season~June 8 to August 20
- Fall Season ~ August 20 to October 20.
Fishing The Big Thompson
You are welcome to fish along our stretch of the Big Thompson river, we privately stock the river with Rainbow, Brown, and Brook Trout. You may eat what you catch, but encourage you to let the little ones grow-up.
Fishing a "cold" and fast moving mountain stream, or in one of many nearby high altitude lakes takes patients mostly on the part of Dad! Use either a fly or spinner reel. It looks easy, but's it not. The local fisherman's lore suggests it's all about the "flow rate"... and that can change rapidly! Early season during the ice break, when the river begins to open up and thaw, will provide experts a chance at some great early season strike's, at the lower elevations, while the high altitude areas remain frozen.
From late April, through pretty much all of May, and up until the heavy spring run off starts after memorial day provides great water levels and flow, making the river approachable with youngsters.
Look for deep slow moving water, quiet pools along the banks, or behind large rocks. And if she really starts rollin' find a good seam, just off the bank, those trout will dart out and take a bite... A small or medium size hook baited with salmon eggs,worms, and not much weight seems to get the most strikes. Fishing is allowed inside the national park, with different rules and regulations.
Quick Links for Off Property Activities
Smell the aroma of good vittles
Thursday Mountain Breakfast
What a way to start your day! Fill your plate with all you can eat flap-jacks, Denver Omelet, sausage, potatoes, seasonal melon, juice and "cowboy" coffee gather at the "Campfire Coral" listen for the dinner bell.
Breakfast is complimentary for all Glacier Lodge Guests.
Sign-up in the Office for 8 or 9 am setting.
Trail Rides "Mount-up" before or after breakfast at a discounted rate. Please sign up in the office for your seating preference.
Thursday's during our Summer Season Only
Cowboy for a Day!
Wrangler Guided Tours
At daybreak the horse roundup begins. The wranglers prepare for a full day of trail rides as 35 horses are grained and saddled waiting to take you over miles of scenic mountain trails in Roosevelt National Forest.
You can plan an hour ride or longer to enjoy Nature's spectacular beauty, with panoramic views of high mountain peaks, lakes, and valleys of the glacier region just below the Continental Divide. Little buckaroo's can enjoy pony rides around the property too. Please make arrangements at the livery. Open May 18th to October 1st. Ages 4 and up can ride big horses. No doubles.
One Hour into Roosevelt National Forest
One & Half Hours into Roosevelt Nat'l Forest
Two Hours up Giant Track Mountain
Three Hour Saddle of Giant Track & Rams Horn Mt.
Four Hour Make the Summit of Rams Horn Mountain
Loop Extended Half Day
(7-Hours) to Cub Lake at 8 a.m.
Loop Full Day
(9-hour) to Fern Lake at 8 a.m
10 minutes for $15 or 30 minutes for $22
Open to the Public
Reservations are required at least a week in advance. Some dates will not be available. A minimum of 2 riders to reserve a ride is required. Cancellation policy is the 24 hours prior to your ride time.
Online at www.skhorses.com
By Phone 970-586-5890
Open May 18th to October 1st.
Campfire & S'mores
Glacier Lodge has two venues available for guests to enjoy an evening outdoor campfire experience.
The Outdoor Fireplace a smaller more intimate space, and the "pit" for larger groups, both are available on a first come first serve basis unless use for a scheduled lodge event.
Tuesday Night Marshmallow Roast: Gather around the pit for some traditional family fun complete with all the fixings complimentary. sticky hands and over indulgence of chocolate allowed, only once per week. Fire starts at 6:30, smores start at 7:00. Located in the circle behind the main office.
Tuesday Night during our Summer Season only... from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. *Adult supervision encouraged for younger children.
Fires you start should be monitored and extinguished no later than 10:30 p.m. Of course local fire restrictions and current weather conditions could prevent availability of these spaces.
"Please use extreme caution; local fire restrictions apply!"
2016 Special Engagement
June 9,16, 24,30 2016
Thursday, July 7,14,21,28 2016
Thursday, August 4,11,18 2016
All Performance Times & Sing-a-long start at 7:30 in the evening, weather permitting gather around the "Pit" in the Circle behind the Registration Office.
Join the crowd... for our version of the Ice Cream Social, dish ice cream, malts and floats with all the toppings! Make Sure and Try the "Prairie Schooner" or the Mint Chip Malt... others say the Strawberry is simply the best!
Open Monday and Wednesday Nights! 6:30 to 8:30 pm. summer season only. Nominal Cost
Bath amenities; Avada/Bee Kind
Kitchen brands: Palmolive, Scot Towels, Scrub Brite
Audio / Video; Vizo/JVC/Samsung/I Home
Dish Network - Americas Top 60, Bloomberg,CNN, Cooking, Disney, ESPN, Discovery, FoxNew, along with locals and Sirius Music.