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Estes Park Travel Guide: 165 reviews and 363 photos

The Elk Come To Visit All the Time!

It's pretty wild to drive through a bustling town and see elk grazing in any grassy area they can find... but that's what it's like in Estes Park! Estes is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park and provides the closest center for lodging and dining for the hordes of tourists who come to visit one of the world's most beautiful mountain parks.

Estes In All Seasons

Estes Park is a wonderful destination during all seasons. It does not have a downhill ski area, which keeps some people away in the winter. Nevertheless, winter sports abound such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Winters can actually be sunny and mild during the days. Summer is the most popular season and Estes hosts many visitors from all over the world. Autumn is my favorite time. The area is exquisite with the colors of the changing aspens and other trees.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Incredible location, lots of choices in lodging and dining
  • Cons:Can be very crowded, especially in summer
  • In a nutshell:It's a wonderful place to stay to visit Rocky Mtn National Park
  • Last visit to Estes Park: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2006 at 9:31 AM

    Very well-done page, lots of info and nice pictures. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • cheesecake17's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2006 at 2:52 AM

    great page. brings back memories of my time there,,bear lake....oh..so beautiful in the fall..:)..greetings ..Ursula

  • Callavetta's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2006 at 11:23 AM

    Thanks so much for your great tips! I live in Summit Co. so we have wildlife, but no Elk! I want to see Elk.

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