If you enjoy outdoor adventures, browsing shops and galleries, delicious dining and a friendly small-town atmosphere, a vacation in Estes Park is a great way to indulge all of the above!
This northern Colorado community draws plenty of visitors every year – including elk, which you can sometimes find strolling the downtown streets! If you prefer your animals a little tamer, you can visit MacGregor Ranch, the area’s last working cattle ranch.
If you love the great outdoors, Estes Park is a perfect base for exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, which offers abundant opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, back country skiing and scenic drives, like the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.
Downtown Estes Park is a lovely place for an afternoon stroll, boasting many quaint shops and art galleries tended by friendly local residents. Perhaps you’ll pick up some jewelry, gifts or unique artwork!
After all that exploring, you’ll have worked up an appetite. Estes Park has plenty of delicious restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a casual bite with the family, an elegant date in a historic dining room or a dinner of local game in a rustic cabin, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.
If it’s a drink you’re craving, try some small-batch local spirits at the Dancing Pines Distillery Tasting Room, or whiskey at the one-of-a-kind Cascades Whiskey Bar.