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Expedia.com , one of the world’s largest travel and lodging booking sites has ranked Estes Park among the 50 Top-Rated Destinations in North America .  "These beloved vacation spots were chosen by verified Expedia reviewers throughout 2017 and rose to the top of over 4,600 reviewed cities," according to their announcement. “It’s no surprise Estes Park is so highly regarded by Expedia reviewers.... more

Local artist Cecy Turner has made a career in plein air, oil and watercolor painting. A member of numerous art societies, and recipient of many awards, Cecy is recognized for her wonderful Rocky Mountain creations. Read Cecy's profile below, and find out more on her website  and blog . Artist Q & A: Age:  69 Art form? Oils and watercolors How long have you lived in Estes Park? We've had a house here for... more

James Frank is an accomplished visual artist of the natural world. His photographs have been used in advertising for national companies, and receive wide publication in all media. Learn more about James in his Artist Profile below or check out James Frank Photography . Age:  62 Artform/Known for? Photography of the landscape and nature is what I'm known for best. How long have you lived in Estes Park? 38 years Where is your... more

Erik Stensland frequently rises long before dawn to hike to remote lakes or high peaks to capture the unparalleled beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park in warm morning light. Learn more about Erik in this Artist Profile or check out his gallery Images of RMNP .   Age: 47   Artform/Known for? Landscape Photography   How long have you lived in Estes Park? I’ve lived in the Estes Park area for 12 years, six... more

Will Thomas is a talented young musician and Estes Park local. Check out his artist profile below and make sure to visit his next concert at Estes Park's Historic Park Theater featuring another Estes Park musician Kenneth Kelly.      Age: 15   Artform/Known for? Musician   How long have you lived in Estes Park? Whole life (almost 16 years)   Where is your hometown? Estes Park   How long have you... more

Starting today, you can take a virtual stroll through some of your favorite Estes Park area trails. In 2015, we worked with  Google Trekker and used their unique equipment to capture virtual adventures on a selection of popular trails in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Similar to Google Street View, Trekker offers online explorers a taste of our trails.  Discover the beauty of the riverwalk... more

New Suds & Spirits Estes Park’s craft beverage scene continues to grow and make a name for itself! With the addition of two great new craft breweries and a new distillery, you’ll develop a real taste for this town. Rock Cut Brewing and Lumpy Ridge Brewing have already made names for themselves. According to the Denver Post, they are “ …two breweries worth hopping into.” Fancy yourself a whiskey... more

Throughout the years many great women have helped shape the Estes Park area. Through books, businesses, politics and athletics, the women of Estes Park have put this great town in the world’s spotlight. Their contributions are felt and their sentiments are reflected, whether known or unknown, every time someone falls in love with Estes Park.     Isabella Bird Although Isabella Bird wasn’t native to the Estes Park... more

Looking to see one of the most unique gingerbread houses in Estes Park this holiday season? The culinary creativity team at Scratch Bakery and Deli has created a sweet replica of one of Estes Park’s most iconic nearby landmarks. Cru Shantz, owner of Scratch Bakery and Deli invested between 30-50 man hours recreating Estes Park’s Saint Malo Church. This recreation of Saint Malo’s is a purist’s build, using... more

As construction continues on Hwy 36 this summer, we invite you to take the beautiful Hwy 7 route from Lyons to Estes Park, soaking in the landmarks and scenic views along the way! Don't let the detour from Hwy 36 deter your visit to Estes Park, the drive along Hwy 7 takes only approximately 15 minutes longer and is easy to travel for cars, motorcycles, and RVs. Continue to read below for a step-by-step direction guide to traveling... more