US Highway 34 will open to all motorists Wednesday, November 22 at 4pm and will remain open until 8pm Sunday, November 26. The section of US 34 between mile points 72-74, west of Drake, will remain closed where crews are repairing the highway near the landslide. All through-traffic from Loveland to Estes Park will need to use Larimer County Road 43. Delays may exist on Highway 34 with one-lane traffic, Highway 36 and Highway 7 will also be open into Estes Park.

Looking to ditch the kitchen and spend some quality time with family this Thanksgiving? Let us do the cooking! Many Estes Park restaurants are offering bountiful Thanksgiving meals this holiday. During your free-from-cooking-time, enjoy shopping in the unique boutiques in Downtown Estes Park along with products only made in Estes. Get outdoors and take a Thanksgiving hike in Rocky Mountain National Park or grab a cup of coffee from a local coffee shop and just soak in the views.

Start off your day and make room for dinner by running in the YMCA of the Rockies Turkey Trot 5K! On Thanksgiving morning, lace up your running shoes and head to the start line to get a bit of exercise in this family fun run. The free run is open to the public, free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the YMCA Day Camp. Registration starts 7am, race begins at 8 am.

The Estes Park Resort
Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet & Kids Only Buffet
Noon - 8pm, Thursday Nov. 23
Adults: $65, Children (12 and under): $24
Call for Reservations, 970-577-6400
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The Other Side Restaurant
Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet
11am - 7pm, Thursday, Nov. 23
Adults: $36.95, Children: $14.95
Reservations, (970) 586-2171
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Nicky's Restaurant
Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet
Noon - 4:30pm, Thursday, Nov. 23
Adults $27.99
Reservations, (970-586-5376)
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Stanley Hotel
Thanksgiving Dinner
11am-4pm, Thursday, Nov. 23
Adults $69, Children (5-12) $27, under 5 eat free
Reservations, (970-577-4001)
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Hunter's Chop House
All-You-Can-Eat Turkey Dinner
Regular Dinner Service, Thursday, Nov. 23
Reservations, (970) 586-6962
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Latitude 105
3-Course Dinner
4:30-10pm, Thursday, Nov. 23
Adults $50, Kids (5-12) $25), under 4 free
Reservations, (970) 586-2332
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Set the table or take home a pie from the Estes Park Pie Shop & Bakery. This Thanksgiving, order one pie at regular price and receive $3 off one of their famous Pumpkin Pies.

Don't miss the great events Thanksgiving weekend, including the Catch the Glow Parade & Celebration on Friday, November 24th. Festivities begin Friday afternoon with Santa, carolers and holiday festivities, then at 5:30pm, the Catch the Glow Parade begins with twinkling holiday floats making their way down Elkhorn Ave in Downtown Estes Park. The Estes Park Trolley will be making the rounds starting at the Estes Park Visitor Center to stops along Elkhorn Avenue (Bond Park, The Ore Cart Rock Shop, West Park Center, The Grubsteak Restaurant, The Trading Post, and Barlow Plaza) from 12-8pm. This loop takes about 25 minutes.

Find the perfect place to rest after your Thanksgiving fun at an Estes Park lodging property. We even have some specials for you. Through November, book 2 nights at Rocky Mountain Resorts, Fawn Valley Inn or the Lazy R Cottages and you'll receive one night free, plus a $30 restaurant gift certificate!

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