Timed Entry Permits & Rocky Mountain National Park

Timed Entry Permits & Rocky Mountain National Park

To enter Rocky Mountain National Park between May 28 and October 11 two things are required: a timed entry permit PLUS a park pass or entrance fee. Use these tips to plan your trip into Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Pick your perfect coffee shop

These shops are more than just coffee. There are ten coffee shops in our little mountain town. What sets each apart is not the selection of specialty lattes or the type of roast used – each and every cup is delicious (and yes, we are biased but hey, it’s true!) – but the shop itself. Read on to find…

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A Visitor's Guide to Downtown Estes Park

Estes Park, Colorado, is surrounded by a treasure of natural and scenic wonders. It’s the perfect basecamp for adventure, boasting more than 300 shops that showcase everything from handmade local goods to outdoor gear to good food and drink. It’s become a destination for art-lovers, foodies, and…

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Estes Park Parking and Shuttle Guide

Find up-to-date parking availability and pay for parking with the Estes Parking App. Park All Day and Ride the Shuttles The way we recommend doing it - park your car, and forget about it until you’re ready to head back to wherever you’re staying. Then either ride the shuttles or put your legs to…

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What's New this Summer

Work these new attractions into your stay in Estes Park this summer. Mustang Mountain Coaster See Estes Park’s iconic views from a new perspective on our new alpine coaster. Riders get views of Longs Peak and the rest of the continental divide through its twists and turns—when you can tear your…

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Create your own art walk

Estes Park is brimming with art galleries – many filled with works from Colorado artists – for your shopping pleasure. Most are located along Elkhorn Avenue (Estes Park’s main street) where, conveniently, restaurants, coffee shops, and confectioneries are interspersed, making a personalized art walk…

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Does Estes Park Close in the Winter?

It’s an honest question we in Estes Park hear frequently. The short answer is no, Estes Park does not close in the winter. Read on to get some clarification – and to find out why you should visit the town of Estes Park this winter. Reason number one why Estes Park does not close in the winter: Estes…

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Best Spots to Warm up by the Fire in Estes Park

When you think of “cozy mountain vibes”, does your mind go straight to bundling up by a fire? Ours does. Sometimes the fire is the main attraction and sometimes it’s there to add charm to your dinner – these are a few of our favorite spots to warm up. The Stanley Hotel The Stanley gives you a…

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5 Perfect Winter Weekend Itineraries in Estes Park

Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Estes Park, Colorado, is arguably at its most beautiful in the winter. Elk wander the golf courses blanketed in white. The picturesque, quaint downtown looks every bit like something you’d see inside of a snow globe. Lodging rates drop in…

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