YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center

Graced by the awe-inspiring mountains, elk, deer and other wildlife and adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center offers a wholesome environment where families, friends and groups will be inspired by nature and grow closer together. Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, which was recently recognized as the #1 Outdoor & Adventure Destination in the United States, Estes Park Center is a unique mountain community offering more recreational and programming activities than any other area property. In addition to wildlife viewing, activities include individual and guided hiking tours into the park, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, hayrides, two auditoriums, a variety of educational programs and one of the finest craft shops in America.

The quaint town of nearby Estes Park, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Colorado and one of the highest-rated family destinations in the U.S., offers a variety of restaurants, shops and festivals throughout the year, and more wildlife than any other destination in Colorado. Elk, deer and an occasional bear frequent both Estes Park Center and the town of Estes Park.

One of the YMCA of the Rockies’ two facilities, Estes Park Center offers a variety of affordable accommodations, including family and retreat cabins with fireplaces, and comfortable lodge rooms located close to the center’s core recreational, dining and meeting facilities. Whether enjoying the many activities offered or admiring the spectacular natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the plentiful wildlife at Estes Park Center, families, friends and groups will be inspired by nature and build closer connections.


CapacityLonghouse Building, 22,000 square feet and 2,200 people
Meeting Spaces53 spaces, including various sizes, locations, outdoor and indoor facilities.
Largest TheatreRuesch Auditorium, 800 people or Longhouse Building, 2,200 people
Largest ClassroomLonghouse Building, 1,500 people
Largest BanquetAssembly Hall, 500 people
Largest ReceptionAssembly Hall, 500 people
Outdoor VenuesYes
Boardroom VenuesNo
Guest RoomsYes
SuitesNo
ResidencesNo
RestaurantsNo
Bars/LoungesNo
Room ServiceNo
In-House CateringYes

The Estes Park Center offers 9 lodge buildings which feature hotel-style rooms. Meal plans are available for guests looking to eat buffet style meals in one of our dining rooms. Other group lodging options include 6- and 8-bedroom retreat cabins and one 17-bedroom retreat cabin, all with fully-equipped kitchens, private bedrooms and multiple bathrooms.

Please contact our wedding and special events coordinator for more information: 970-586-3341 extension 1024/weddingsepc@ymcarockies.org