Swimming in the Mountains

Our snow-melt lakes are too cold for most swimmers, but the Estes Park Aquatic Center welcomes visitors. There are free-swim hours as well as programs and classes for children and adults all year round.

Lodging properties with swimming pools are listed on

The pool at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park is open to the public after Labor Day to before Memorial Day. Summer months are restricted to members or guests of the YMCA.




Rocky Mountain Resorts

YMCA of the Rockies