Cowboy Rodger

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Come join Cowboy Rodger by the fire pit and listen to his songs and storytelling!
Rodger considers himself a "real" cowboy and entertains at the fire pit most nights during the summer months. He has many talents and always brings a lot of laughter wherever he goes! 

"I want to make everyone feel special because they are....I bring a lariat and teach them how to tie a neckercheif just like the cowboys wear."
                                                                      - Cowboy Rodger

Indoor & Outdoor Activities

Lake Estes is the crown jewel of Estes Park and a lovely 3.7 mile paved trail around the lake is just steps away from Murphy's front door. Walk, run, bicycle or rollerblade on the charming trail encircling the shores of Lake Estes and the Big Thompson River.  A casual lake walk is the perfect change of pace for our guests as the trail is rarely crowded and a variety of wildlife abounds.

Though there is minimal elevation gain on the Lake Estes Trail, Estes Park itself is at an elevation of 7,522’, so be sure to pace yourself at our higher altitude. Remember sunscreen, sunglasses and rain gear if needed. (Weather can change in an instant!) 

Our resort goes above what you would expect by offering something for everyone. Be sure to ask our caring staff members for any suggestions they have about activities you might enjoy on our property or in the local area.

Our natural playground in the mountains is the ideal home for your stay in the Rocky Mountains! Many activities are available right from our front door, including a beautiful walk or bike ride around sparkling Lake Estes.

Murphy’s 6.5 acres is loaded with amenities for our fun-loving guests. Plan a picnic in one of our picnic areas and enjoy provided gas grills and fire pits. We offer two playgrounds for youngsters as well as nearly a dozen outdoor games: Shuffleboard, bocce ball, tetherball, horseshoes and more!

Be sure to bring your swimwear and take advantage of our outdoor heated swimming pool, (seasonal, closed Labor Day thru Memorial Day) and though it’s closed during the winter months, our ginormous indoor (adults only) hot tub is open year-round and you won’t want to miss it either! Some folks say it’s the biggest hot tub in town!

There are so many wonderful adventures awaiting you throughout our charming mountain town, with activities to entertain people of every age and leave lasting memories. Visit Estes Park maintains an up-to-date schedule of the many events taking place and the diverse activities available within Estes and Rocky Mountain National Park.

On-Site Activities

  • Heated Pool (seasonal)
  • Hot Tub (18+)
  • Ping Pong (seasonal)
  • Horseshoes
  • 2 Playgrounds
  • Tether-ball
  • Shuffle Board

  • Giant Jenga
  • Ladder Ball
  • Croquet
  • Corn Hole Game
  • Giant Checkers
  • Bicycles (seasonal)
  • Bocce Ball
  • 3 Fire Pits
  • Yardzee

  • Barbecue Grills
  • Sip-N-Paint 
  • Beer and Wine Availability
  • Riding Stable 2 Blocks Away