Explore Estes Park
Estes Park HotelsThe small town of Estes Park is nestled in the Rocky Mountains, and wherever you go in the town you can see their imposing snow topped peaks. In the winter months, the rugged mountains are covered with a thick blanket of snow allowing skiers to enjoy challenging runs, zigzagging around the tall pine trees. It’s also an excellent place to hike all year round, with friendly park rangers who can help you find the perfect route. Things to seeBefore heading out for a hike, stop at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center where you can watch a film all about the park, work out the best route to suit your ability, or even buy a souvenir to remember your trip. There’s also the Fall River Visitor Center, a small wooden cabin with hands on exhibits and park rangers on hand to answer your questions. One of the best ways to get a view of the Rocky Mountains is on the Estes Park Aerial Tramway. From the comfort of your cable car you can see the view for miles around, without having to hike to the top. You’ll also find plenty of wildlife at the top of the mountain, with friendly chipmunks that you can feed. You can find out more about the plant life of the area at Mrs. Walsh's Garden. Wander around the pleasant parkland and you’ll see examples of the various kinds of lush greenery that grow from the foothills to the mountain tops. Estes Park Golf Course has wide expanses of manicured green, surrounded by wild mountain landscapes, and with playful wild deer frolicking around the area. Hotels in
Estes ParkEstes Park offers a wide range of cozy mountain lodges, most of them with great views of the area. The higher-end hotels have features such as spas, conference centers, on-site restaurants, outdoor patios, and event catering. Some rooms and suites have private decks or balconies, and feature amenities such as coffee makers, complimentary WiFi, room service, and separate living areas. You can also find lower Estes Park hotel rates by choosing inns or bed and breakfasts. These types of accommodation often have indoor or outdoor pools, and offer complimentary breakfasts. Rooms are comfortable and clean with convenient extras such as bathrobes and hairdryers. Where to stayDowntown Estes Park is full of charming small shops, many of them colorful and quirky, and the independent stores offer unique arts and crafts, handmade clothing, and practical outdoors gear. You’ll also find plenty of places to eat, from cozy cafes to old-fashioned ice cream stores, and there’s a friendly small-town welcome wherever you go. The streets are lined with trees and blooming flowers, and with the mountains towering over the area, you’ll always feel close to nature. In the evenings, visitors and locals mingle in the independent restaurants, offering tempting cuisine from around the world. How to get to Estes ParkLake Estes Marina has boat rentals available for getting around the lake, and it’s close to many major resorts, as well as some charming walking trails. Denver International Airport is just over 2 hours away, with car rentals and shuttle services available so you can get to the heart of Estes Park. Denver also has a Greyhound service and an Amtrak station on the California Zephyr line making it easily accessible from all over the USA.