Estes Park, Colorado, Travel Guide

Just a 90-minute drive northwest of Denver, Estes Park sits in the middle of some of the West's most stunning scenery and protected land. It’s home to epic biking, horseback riding, hiking and more.


Activities
Rocky Mountain National Park
Explore stunning Rocky Mountain National Park. Drive Trail Ridge Road, which offers gasp-worthy vistas of the park's looming mountains, lakes and valleys. In 2014-15, the park's centennial celebration will feature special events and activities.
Photo by Courtesy of Visit Estes Park
  • 1000 Highway 36
  • Estes Park, CO 80517 US

Rocky Mountain National Park

Explore stunning Rocky Mountain National Park. Drive Trail Ridge Road, which offers gasp-worthy vistas of the park's looming mountains, lakes and valleys. In 2014-15, the park's centennial celebration will feature special events and activities.
1000 Highway 36 Estes Park, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-586-1206
Horeback Riding with Estes Park Outfitters
The ultimate Wild West adventure is a half- or full-day horseback ride with guide Tim Resch through the hills and trails of Roosevelt National Forest and Homestead Meadows, which are dotted with the remnants of 19th-century homesteads.
Photo by Courtesy of Visit Estes Park
  • 5229 Little Valley Dr
  • Estes Park, CO 80517 US

Horeback Riding with Estes Park Outfitters

The ultimate Wild West adventure is a half- or full-day horseback ride with guide Tim Resch through the hills and trails of Roosevelt National Forest and Homestead Meadows, which are dotted with the remnants of 19th-century homesteads.
5229 Little Valley Dr Estes Park, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-215-7064
Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Learn as much as possible about Rocky Mountain National Park's 415 square miles of protected wilderness. The Rocky Mountain Conservancy offers visitors an amazing array of activities, tours and seminars, including the popular autumn elk expeditions.
  • 1895 Fall River Rd
  • Estes Park, CO 80517 US

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Learn as much as possible about Rocky Mountain National Park's 415 square miles of protected wilderness. The Rocky Mountain Conservancy offers visitors an amazing array of activities, tours and seminars, including the popular autumn elk expeditions.
1895 Fall River Rd Estes Park, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-586-3262
The Baldpate Inn
Tucked into a picturesque nook of Twin Sisters Mountain, the Baldpate houses some 20,000 keys. The collection includes keys from the Pentagon, Westminster Abbey, Mozart's wine cellar, and even one said to be from Frankenstein's castle.
Photo by Courtesy of Baldpate Inn
  • 4900 Colorado 7
  • Estes Park, CO 80517 US

The Baldpate Inn

Tucked into a picturesque nook of Twin Sisters Mountain, the Baldpate houses some 20,000 keys. The collection includes keys from the Pentagon, Westminster Abbey, Mozart's wine cellar, and even one said to be from Frankenstein's castle.
4900 Colorado 7 Estes Park, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-586-6151

Hotels
The Stanley Hotel
The inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining, the historic Stanley is Estes Park's premiere accommodation. Be sure to stop in the hotel's Cascades Whiskey Bar, which offers more than 680 whiskeys — the greatest selection of any bar in Colorado.
  • 333 East Wonderview Avenue
  • Estes Park, CO 80517 US

The Stanley Hotel

The inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining, the historic Stanley is Estes Park's premiere accommodation. Be sure to stop in the hotel's Cascades Whiskey Bar, which offers more than 680 whiskeys — the greatest selection of any bar in Colorado.
333 East Wonderview Avenue Estes Park, CO, US
Phone: +1 800-976-1377

Restaurants & Bars
Rock Inn Tavern
Get a taste of local flavor, including delicious steaks and craft beers, at the Rock Inn. Live music entertains diners and drinkers on weekends and some weeknights; plan to tap your toes to jangly bluegrass or acoustic tunes.
  • 1675 Colorado 66
  • Estes Park, CO 80517 US

Rock Inn Tavern

Get a taste of local flavor, including delicious steaks and craft beers, at the Rock Inn. Live music entertains diners and drinkers on weekends and some weeknights; plan to tap your toes to jangly bluegrass or acoustic tunes.
1675 Colorado 66 Estes Park, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-586-4116
Poppy's Pizza and Grill
Perfect for a casual pit stop, Poppy's serves up a seemingly endless array of pizzas with unusual toppings such as smoked trout, sauerkraut and water chestnuts. Other standouts include the Diablo burger, topped with spicy ghost pepper jack cheese.
  • 342 E Elkhorn Ave
  • Estes Park, CO 80517 US

Poppy's Pizza and Grill

Perfect for a casual pit stop, Poppy's serves up a seemingly endless array of pizzas with unusual toppings such as smoked trout, sauerkraut and water chestnuts. Other standouts include the Diablo burger, topped with spicy ghost pepper jack cheese.
342 E Elkhorn Ave Estes Park, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-586-8282
Snowy Peaks Winery
In a state that pays constant homage to craft beers, it's refreshing to visit Snowy Peaks Winery and savor tastings of a variety of wines. Sip on a refreshing Riesling, Syrah, Viognier or merlot — all made from Colorado-grown grapes.
Photo by Courtesy of Snowy Peaks Winery, LLC
  • 292 Moraine Ave
  • Estes Park, CO 80517 US

Snowy Peaks Winery

In a state that pays constant homage to craft beers, it's refreshing to visit Snowy Peaks Winery and savor tastings of a variety of wines. Sip on a refreshing Riesling, Syrah, Viognier or merlot — all made from Colorado-grown grapes.
292 Moraine Ave Estes Park, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-586-2099

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