Crews are working to improve access to and from Rocky Mountain National Park with the Downtown Estes Loop Project.

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Shannon Davis

Shannon Davis is Visit Estes Park's Marketing Director. He first visited Estes Park in 2003 when he lived in a 1991 VW Westfalia. He’s also worked as editorial director of REI's Adventure Projects, editor-in-chief of Climbing magazine and senior editor at Backpacker magazine. IG: @davisshannon TW: @bearstoday


Favorite Estes adventure: Climbing Longs Peak or fly fishing remote rivers, followed by a margarita at Ed's.

The History of Salt Water Taffy in Estes Park

Why this boardwalk delicacy is better in the mountains. Also, what’s up with fudge. A common question from folks walking Elkhorn Avenue (the main drag downtown) is “what’s up with all the taffy?” Well, first off, there are just two shops specializing in this chewy delight (though there are many…

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10 Reasons to Visit Estes Park this Summer

To stay awhile Estes is blessed with a big contingent of visitors who have come up for generations. In fact, about half of the Visit Estes Park staff first came here on vacation as a kid. And they all have one piece of advice--stay as long as you can. It’s the single best way to see more of the…

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Rolling Up Trail Ridge Road

While it can snow any day of the year, the surest sign that winter is in our rearview is the opening of Trail Ridge Road Trail Ridge is one of America’s greatest ribbons of pavement and one of our finest scenic drives. It was completed in 1933 and twists 48 miles through Rocky Mountain National Park…

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