Estes in the News



Through Visit Estes Park’s marketing efforts, Estes Park is showcased in a number of publications! Find highlights below! Make sure to also check out our blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Sunset Magazine’s 2017 Travel Stars Awards Estes Park was chosen for the best basecamp category, highlighting its camping opportunities, anniversary celebrations and proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park. Read the article!

Endless Vacation Magazine: America’s 13 Spookiest Towns This article is a roundup of the spookiest towns in America. The writer includes Estes Park, highlighting the Stanley Hotel and surrounding mountains. Read the article!

Washington Post Online: "What You Need to Know Before Returning to Tourist Sites After Disasters" The article provides a quote directly from Elizabeth Fogarty, President and CEO of Visit Estes Park, and is a feature on visiting tourist destinations following disasters. It includes insight and remarks from Elizabeth regarding the 2013 flood. Read the article!

Big Life Online and Print: “A Town We Love: Estes Park, CO” The article, a result of hosting the writer, Austen Diamond, during the Legacy Adventure FAM in August 2016, is a large feature on the Estes Park. It highlights the founding and history of Estes Park; world class climbing; activities; events; restaurants and accommodations. Austen includes a "bucket List" section, describing eight of the activities he experienced while in the destination. He also includes "eat" and "stay" sections. Read the article!

Money Magazine: “Best in Travel in 2017” This article lists the best U.S. destinations for 2017 and ranks Estes Park #2 in the country.  This article highlights authentic and affordable adventures that are offered year-round including hiking, biking, fishing, snowshoeing, and backcountry skiing.  This is a direct result of Visit Estes Park’s pitching efforts.  Read the article!

Visit Estes Park has been the project manager for the National Park Tour, from submitting the grant to organizing the itinerary and logistics, in partnership with the Colorado Tourism Office and five other destination marketing organizations across the state.  Regional partnerships continue to be a focus of Visit Estes Park.  Learn more about the NPS Tour with world-renowned adventurer, Johan Lolos here.

Big Life Magazine: A Place We Love: Estes Park, CO

Cowboys & Indians Magazine: Rocky Mountain Rapture

Sunset Magazine: 2017 Travel Star Awards

Washington Post: What You Need to Know Before Returning to Tourist Sites After Disasters

Huffington Post: Nine Colorful Characters Who Made History in Colorado’s Estes Park

Epicure & Culture: 8 Awesome Accessible Attractions In The USA 

Fodor’s Travel: 15 Hotels Where Mammals Rule the Grounds

2016 Stories:

CNN: Highest, Tallest, Hottest: National Park Record-Setters

Denver Post: Nine Colorado mountain getaways for New Year’s Eve

Travel Channel: 6 Great Wildlife Walks

Travel + Leisure: America’s Favorite Mountain Towns

U.S. News & World Report: 10 Places to see Golden Aspens This Fall

Fox News & MSN: Camping on a Cliff? Extreme Sport Takes Sleeping to New Heights

Travel Channel: Wedding Destinations for History Buffs

The Weather Channel: Best Summer Vacation Spot in Every State

BBC Travel: The Best Park of Climbing isn’t the Summit

AAA EnCompass Magazine: Colorado’s Big Five

Men’s Journal: Celebrate the National Parks Service Centennial This Summer with These Adventure Trips

Outside Magazine: Ride Huge Peaks in Rocky Mountain