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Estes Park Attractions & Fun

Estes Park Colorado Attractions & FunBeloved for its beauty and tranquility, Estes Park is known statewide for the elk walking through the city streets and laying on the lawns of the Estes Park Golf course. It does not matter what time of the year, you will likely see some sort of wildlife as you linger in the streets of Estes Park. Enjoy shopping in downtown Estes as well; there is a store for every taste.

If you are more inclined to sightseeing, take the trip of a lifetime and travel through Rocky Mountain National Forest which will lead you atop the Continental Divide.  Trail Ridge Road will leave you breathless as you journey back towards Denver through the wilderness of Colorado. You'll be treated to postcard-perfect views.

Visit the Visitors Center and see how the Big Thompson flood of the early 1970’s transformed this beautiful town to what is today. There are plenty of opportunities for fly fishing or take your child for a guaranteed catch of the day at the local pond.

If fishing is not your thing, take on the ride-a-carts and miniature golf for an evening of fun. Horseback riding abounds in beautiful Estes Park.  Visit the Fun City Slides or the Estes Park Aerial Tramway and expect to have your breath taken away. Make sure you bring your camera. 

How about a Private Safari or a trip at the Lake Estes Marina? The Scandinavian Summer Festival will sure to thrill all the little ones and take everyone back in time. There is endless hiking and you will not be disappointed hiking to Gem Lake just outside of Este Park. Make sure to visit Estes Park Museum to see the history of the area and how it has evolved to the spirited town it is today.

Last but surely not least, make sure you at least pass by the Stanley Hotel. This beautiful hotel is best known for the hit 1977 novel ‘The Shining’. Author Stephen King stayed in Room 217 while writing this haunting novel, and if you dare, stay for a night.  If you are lucky maybe Room 217 will be available.

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