Estes Park Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 90%Family Travelers
- 79%History Buffs
- 70%Adventure Travelers
- 60%Art & Design Lovers
- 59%Local Culture
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (32)
- Estes ParkNov 19, 2013
Estes Park is a nice enough town to stay in if you want to visit Rocky Mountain National Park; it has a decent variety of lodging and eating options and a handful of mom and pop souvenir shops. Beyond that--and the bugling elk that come into town during the fall, which truly is amazing--there's not much reason to come here. Well, unless you're into ghost sightings; if you are, you shouldn't miss visiting (or staying in) The Stanley Hotel, the subject of several investigative TV programs and the inspirtation for Stephen King's 'The Shining'.
- Estes ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 05, 2013
Great place to stay for Rocky Mountain park visitors. It is as close as you could get without sacrificing any modern comfort. This town offers food, lodging and various recreation activities for any types of travelers.
- Estes ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 30, 2013
The town of Estes Park is located in a perfect, bowl shaped valley. The turnoff on route 36 that overlooks the town is a popular stop for picture takers. If you look left as you cross the reservoir on your way into town you'll see Longs Peak, the only 14,000 foot mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park. Another attraction of Estes Park is the herd of elk that like to invade town in the winter and eat up all the shrubbery. Hundreds of elk can sometimes be seen wandering down the side of the road. Rutting males do battle with their antlers on front lawns and baseball fields. In the fall and winter Estes Park has many adorable Christmas shops as the town has dubbed itself a mini North Pole. A lot of the shops, however, sell the same cheap souvenirs and trinkets. There are some good food selections. Vega serves up quality Spanish cuisine while the Wapiti has elk burgers.
- Estes ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Oct 14, 2013
Enjoying the day in this town. Lots of shops and friendly people who are battling both nature (flood aftermath) and people (Rocky Mountain National Park shut down) and staying upbeat. This is Big Thompson River, which not too long ago was flowing down main street.
- Estes ParkJan 02, 2013
OK, yes, it's a National Park Gateway tourist town. But it's a beautiful place to hang out, down by the river walkway that runs right through the center of town, sipping on a cup of coffee, reading a book, or listening to a local band play. All with the Rocky Mountain NP as a backdrop.
- Estes ParkMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
I was in this town in Colorado to go to Rocky Mountain National Park. The town itself is very high up over 7000 feet so if the altitude bothers you don't stay for long. It can get crowded during the summer so plan ahead.
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