The little town of Estes Park lies at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park and is a good base for exploring the dramatic scenery of the region.
Towering peaks that often rise in excess of 10,000 feet form a backdrop to the town and in the nearby Never Summer Mountains, large areas of snow never melt.
The sheer scale and utter beauty of the mountains here has to be seen to be believed. Snow-capped peaks give way to rich forests and lush, flower-flecked meadows on the lower slopes make it a haven for moose, coyotes, mountain lions and black bears. The best way to take it all in is to drive the Trail Ridge Road whose highlights include Many Peaks Curve and the Colorado River Trailhead.
Suggested itineraries featuring Estes Park
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Estes Park, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Estes Park
- Denver 53 miles away
- Vail 69 miles away
- Colorado 83 miles away
- Aspen 108 miles away
- Colorado Springs 114 miles away
- Grand Junction 185 miles away
- Alamosa 202 miles away
- Wyoming 207 miles away
- Telluride 209 miles away
- Arches National Park 245 miles away
- Moab 249 miles away
- Durango 250 miles away
- Custer 255 miles away
- Keystone 267 miles away
- Mesa Verde National Park 270 miles away
- Canyonlands National Park 273 miles away
- Rapid City 282 miles away
- Deadwood 292 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Estes Park
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Estes Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The Stanley Hotel is a historic property that has welcomed visitors since the early 20th century, and has earned an excellent reputation around the Estes Park area. The property offers modern comforts and scenic views at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park.