Destination Estes Park, Colorado
A Wildland's Urban Interface, where life meets wild
The Town of Estes Park and the surrounding year around residential areas of the Estes Valley sit directly on the edge of an wild land urban interface, a destination where life intersects with the wild on a daily basis. Guests are surrounded by a U.S. National Park in three directions and Roosevelt National Forest on the other. The Town of Estes Park, and Rocky National Park are open and accessible year around.
Spring is The Reason
As the deep freeze and persistent winds of winter relent, the warmer days of Spring will provide guests a unique opportunity for wildlife viewing, while exploring the wide open trails in the lower moraine areas of the park. Never seen snow? Many portions of the National Park, at elevations both in and around treeline will remain covered with many feet of snow through late May.
Summer in the Tundra Zone
Trail Ridge Road or US Highway 34 West from Deer Ridge Junction, is the Highest continuous paved highway in North America. This must see scenic drive winds visitors up and across the "Tundra Zone" to elevations above 12,000 feet. Stop and enjoy the view along the many scenic overlooks, visit the Alpine Visitor Center, check out the Lava Cliffs, or step across the headwaters of the Colorado River. Depending on road conditions Trail Ridge typically opens in Mid to Late May and is Open through September. Only 50 miles from Estes Park to Grand Lake
Elkhorn & Moraine Ave - Shopping, Dining and Family Entertainment.
You can haul the kids into Estes Park, a small resort town just three miles away, to eat pizza buy souvenirs or ride the suspended cable cars up the mountain. Uncover hidden finds and treasures in one of the many fine artisan galleries, unique clothing boutiques, and funky one of a kind original shops. Something for Everyone!
Fall is Fabulous
Those in the know and that have the flexibility as to when they can travel will enjoy continued warm, summer like temperatures, crisp evenings, and spectacular wildlife viewing, and fewer crowds. Although weekends remain very busy, with families, great mid week stays are nice and quite. Visitors should come prepared for a variety of weather conditions especially while enjoying the outdoor wilderness areas in around Estes Park anytime of the year. Conditions can change rapidly.
What's your next Adventure
A world above and close to the City
90 minutes from Denver International Airport
60 minutes from CU Boulder & CSU Ft. Collins
Three Hours from Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak
Elevation 7,800 feet above sea level