ESTES PARK, Colo.
- As summer turns to autumn, bugling elk and golden Aspen trees make a beautiful natural backdrop for families vacationing at YMCA of the Rockies-Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch. New this year are a handful of themed family weekends with special activities guests can add to their stay. Scheduled themes at Snow Mountain Ranch late this summer and fall include: Wild Wild West, which will have cowboy and historic homestead activities. Day at the Races with friendly competitions from potato sack races to a 20k trail run. Thanksgiving Weekend with a Turkey Trot, flag football, guided hikes, and a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Estes Park Center guests can look for these themes: Family Adventure Weekend when families can try an adventure mountain race, 800 ft zip lines, and a high challenge course. There will also be opportunities for learning outdoor living skills and route orienteering. Wildlife Adventure Weekend filled with activities about the wildlife and ecology of the Rockies. Digital Wildlife and Landscape Photography Weekend For an all-inclusive trip celebrating the season, families can make reservations for the Fall Fest Festival Weekends. During festival weekends, YMCA of the Rockies takes care of all the planning. Families stay in comfortable hotel-style lodge rooms and enjoy hearty buffet meals. Favorite Fall Fest activities like pumpkin carving and decorating, costume parties, square dancing, seasonal arts and crafts, and s'mores around the campfire will have the whole family savoring the season. YMCA of the Rockies helps make fall travel affordable with Super Value rates and a stay two nights get the third free promotion. Media Contact: Nancy Harrison, Nancy@adventuremedianews.com, www.ymcarockies.org, Photos Available. View YMCA of the Rockies media kit.