, Colorado, United States
Type of attraction: Relaxing. Entertainment. Adventure. Shopping. Outdoor. Familiar.
There is an abundance of wildlife that calls that canyon home. Bog horn sheep, mule deer and elk graze in the lush canyon and can frequently be found along the roadside nibbling on the tender shoots of grass and wildflowers. On occasion you may even spot a mountain lion, bobcat or bear. Thousands of hummingbirds follow the lead of summer residents and tourists and come to the canyon to escape the summer heat.
The splendor of the Big Thompson Canyon, with its tumbling river, is awe-inspiring. It is an area of enormous beauty that attracts vacationers seeking solitude in a pristine setting. Visitors enjoy hiking, world-class trout fishing, rock climbing, antiquing, dinning shopping, picnicking and simply enjoying the scenery. A hand full of the historic shops dot the canyon and offer goods, including Southwest and American Indian art as well as locally produced food and T.shirt. Be sure to stop and enjoy all the canyon has to offer. You may not find some of these items anywhere else.www.estes-park.com