Estes Park is a favorite relaxing mountain getaway for Denver city dwellers. Only 90 minutes away, Denverites can get up on a Saturday morning and be taking a mid morning stroll in Rocky Mountain National Park or be having brunch at one of Estes Parks many outstanding restaurants.At 7,522 feet above sea level, the Village of Estes Park is 2,242 feet higher than Denver and surrounded by mountains on all four sides.Estes Park is a four season destination with mountain flowers coming to life, a glacial melt river that runs right through downtown and Elk that are calving in the Spring. The Summer season is packed with family activities, festivals and shopping that caters to the out of town guest. Fall brings refreshing mountain temperatures, wonderful hiking, bugling Elk and beautiful Aspen tree colors. The Winter season is perfect to get away and enjoy snow shoeing by day and a crackling fireplace in one of Estes Parks many mountain lodges.Highlights include: Trail Ridge Road, an aerial tramway, shopping, dramatic views, a historic landmark hotel, fishing, hiking, and golf.GuideSpot lists Estes Park as a Great Weekend Getaway Near DenverTripAdviser says "Elk and bighorn sheep roam around the town, vying for attention with art galleries, museums and the landmark Stanley Hotel, star of Stephen King's "The Shining." Excellent Romantic Vacations say that Estes Park has the Most Romantic Cabins in Colorado.