Estes Park truly has something for everyone—outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, art lovers, you name it!
Here are some of our top suggestions for what to do in Estes Park, Colorado:
Go window-shopping downtown
Estes Park has dozens of unique shops and galleries to browse, offering jewelry, gifts, artwork and more. Architecture buffs, take note—some downtown buildings feature rustic timber framing that calls to mind Estes Park’s homesteading era. You might even spot some wildlife—local elk also enjoy strolling the downtown streets!
Get a taste of ranching life
Kids and adults alike will enjoy a visit to MacGregor Ranch, the area’s last working cattle ranch.
Enjoy the great outdoors
Natural beauty is everywhere you look, and Estes Park is a perfect base for hiking, back country skiing, biking and rock climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park. If you love the outdoors but aren’t particularly sporty, check out one of the area’s scenic drives, like the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.
Grab a bite
Estes Park is truly a dining destination, with delicious restaurants that suit every taste and budget. Dine on local game in a rustic cabin, savor cocktails in a historic dining room or just have a casual meal with the family.
Get some R&R
After a busy day of sightseeing, there’s nothing like a massage or facial at the serene, riverside Riverspointe Spa.