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“Fly-fishing fun!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Estes Park Mountain Shop

Estes Park Mountain Shop
2050 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
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Ranked #4 of 24 Shopping in Estes Park
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Owner description: We are a specialty outdoor store located in Estes Park, Colorado at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Since 1986 we have been offering equipment, apparel, rentals and guided trips and instruction for all of our favorite activities. We offer in-season inventory as well as closeout inventory. We offer rock-climbing lessons and fly-fishing instruction. We have a huge rental department featuring camping equipment, climbing equipment, bikes, snowshoes, downhill skis, snowboards, sleds and tubes.
Dimmitt, Texas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fly-fishing fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We decided that to make our trip to Estes Park a complete experience we needed to try our hand at fly-fishing, something we had never done before. We booked a 4 hr. trip on July 23 with Estes Park Mt. Shop and it turned out to be our favorite activity on the whole trip. Our check-in was seamless and quick and our guide Jonathan was fantastic!!! He took the time to explain all the basics including how to think like a trout :-) before he let us get in the river. Watching him as he demonstrated was like watching poetry in motion. Such beautiful form! Just the experience of being in the river and the fluidity of casting and listening to the river was awesome enough but to be able to say that we caught five trout was icing on the cake. We are totally hooked on fly-fishing and can't wait to try it again. Our only regret was that we didn't try this sooner in the week so we could have fly-fished every day! Thanks Jonathan for making our vacation one we will never forget!

Visited July 2013
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Rawlins, Wyoming
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“cool staff, fun indoor climbing gym”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Took kids to do some indoor climbing. Staff was very helpful and friendly. They got everyone fitted with gear and were really good with encouraging them on climbing. Cost $15 for 3 climbs. Really fun for everyone. Would go again. The store looks well stocked...didn't really looked around it much.

Visited April 2013
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Denver, Colorado, USA
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“Huge selection, name brands, great prices!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We always stop here on our way into hike, climb, etc...they always have a good deal on something you are looking for. Tons of North Face, Marmot, and the likes. Good selection of hats and sunglasses. Really anything you need for the outdoors at very reasonable prices. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Visited February 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“Overly aggressive sales staff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

What happened to this place? The staff, especially the weekend crew and its female manager, no longer allow customers to browse without pouncing on them and aggressively trying to make sales. This once was a gem of a store. No longer.

Visited December 2012
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EPMountainShop, Owner at Estes Park Mountain Shop, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Sorry for the experience you had, that individual no longer works here, and was in fact, not a manager. We take our customer service very seriously and pressuring customers is definitely not what we're all about. We hope you come visit us again soon, we're sure you'll find it a pleasant experience. - Rob
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Fly Fishing and Downhill Bike Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Our family of 5 adults did a fly fishing trip with Estes Park Mountain Shop. It was a great experience with knowledgeable guides. We each caught at least one fish with about 8 total and and hooked up on probably 12 or more. Great fun!

We also did the downhill bike tour from the top of Trail Ridge with New Venture through Estes Park Mountain Shop. Another great experience with a great guide. Don't miss it.

I highly recommend both!

Visited August 2012
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