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; (2019) May 15 to June 5
Summer; (2019) June 6 to August 15
Fall; (2019) August 16 to October 15

Fishing The Big Thompson

Several outfitters in town provide bait, tackle, and the required license for those over 15 years of age.  Guided tours are also available from several expert local outfitters. We recommend   Scots Sporting Goods    Kirk’s Fly Shop:

Several outfitters in town provide bait, tackle, and the required license for those over 15 years of age.

Guided tours are also available from several expert local outfitters. We recommend

Scots Sporting Goods

Kirk’s Fly Shop:

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

Scenic Drives & Guided Tours

Wildlife Viewing



Fall Golf

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. Cowpoke Livery is Open May 18th to September 28th. Horse rental will not be available on property; On Sept 28, 29, 30. But is available from The Gateway Stables located 10 min off property. Ages 4 and up can ride big horses. No doubles. Please call the Livery Directly 970-586-5890 for more information on booking fall horse and pony rides.

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



Featured Rides

Loop Extended Half Day

(6-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 $25


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!"


2019 Special Engagement

"Cowboy Brad" 

June Schedule

June 6, 13, 20, 27 2019

July Schedule

July 4, 12, 18, 25, 2019

August Schedule

August 1, 8, 15, 2019

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.

Soda Saloon

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


Hospitality Styles

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.


We look forward to having you on property, we hope that you will want to return again and again.
— Dave Ranglos-owner