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Estes Park

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Nightlife · Scenic Drive · Gift & Specialty Shops
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right. The town serves as a hub for outdoor activities of every kind, including camping, hiking, rafting, horseback riding, mountain climbing, sightseeing, and more. The town of about 6,000 people revolves around tourism, showcasing quaint shops in a walkable downtown area that features a small river running through it. Accommodations of all kinds abound. Use our United States itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Estes Park and other destinations in United States.
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Popular things to do in Estes Park

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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Spa
Spas
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Estes Park

Trail Ridge Road ©
Scenic Drive
Trail Ridge Road Rocky Mountain National Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Idaho Springs
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Bear Lake ©
Water Body
Bear Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Pearl Street Mall ©
Shopping
Pearl Street Mall Boulder
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Estes Park

Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Safari
Estes Park Guided Tours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Dancing Pines Distillery ©
Distillery
Dancing Pines Distillery
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Mountain Blown Glass ©
Art Gallery
Mountain Blown Glass
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Estes Park

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Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Art Gallery
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Enos Mills Cabin Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Enos Mills Cabin Museum
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Estes Park Museum ©
History Museum
Estes Park Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
The Studio Fine Art and Framing ©
Art Gallery
The Studio Fine Art and Framing
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Estes Park

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Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
MacGregor Ranch Museum ©
Specialty Museum
MacGregor Ranch Museum
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Estes Park Memorial Observatory ©
Observatory
Estes Park Memorial Observatory
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Purple Mountain Taffy Company ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Purple Mountain Taffy Company
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Estes Park

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Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Estes Park Mountain Shop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Estes Park Mountain Shop
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Brownfield's ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Brownfield's
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Brownfield's ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Brownfield's
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Scenic Drive
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Emerald Lake Trail Rocky Mountain National Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park
Scenic Walking Area
Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Estes Park

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