Estes Park ResortEstes Park Attractions

There is something for everyone to enjoy in Rocky Mountain National Park and at the Estes Park Resort, from breathtaking views upon the Estes Park Aerial Tramway, to confectionary delights at The Taffy Shop, and family-friendly fun at Estes Park Ride-A-Kart. For guests with specialized interests, we recommend a visit to Snowy Peaks Winery, Elkins Distillery right across the street or Estes Park Museum, both just a 5 minute drive from the resort.

Reconnect with nature on Lake Estes or the popular Gem Lake Trail nearby, and for adventurers of all fitness levels, the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park awaits. In the summer, hike, fish, kayak or simply enjoy the view while in the winter, you can cross country ski or snowshoe to explore the local mountain range. Start planning your trip using our guide below to see the full extent of local attractions and natural experiences that wait for you at Estes Park Resort or contact our helpful staff if you need suggestions on what to do during your stay.

Eat & Drink

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  • Family Friendly
  • Oh You Fancy
  • Local Favorites
  • Lunch & Grab and Go
  • Fun Atmosphere
  • Get Your Drink On: Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries

See & Do In the Town

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  • Summer Activtity
  • Winter Activity
  • Shops
  • Fun & Games
  • Wanna Stay Close to Homebase: Activities at Estes Park Resort
  • Sight Seeing and Tours
  • Local Favorites

Explore Rocky Mountain National Park

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  • Take a Hike: Light to Moderate Stole
  • Take a Hike: The Experienced Hiker
  • Tours and Off Roading
  • Scenic Drives
  • Local Favorites
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Eat & Drink
  • all
  • Family Friendly
  • Oh You Fancy
  • Local Favorites
  • Lunch & Grab and Go
  • Fun Atmosphere
  • Get Your Drink On: Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries
See & Do
  • all
  • Summer Activtity
  • Winter Activity
  • Shops
  • Fun & Games
  • Wanna Stay Close to Homebase:
    Activities at Estes Park Resort
  • Sight Seeing and Tours
  • Local Favorites
Explore the park
  • all
  • Take a Hike: Light to Moderate Stole
  • Take a Hike: The Experienced Hiker
  • Tours and Off Roading
  • Scenic Drives
  • Local Favorites
  • Eat & Drink
  • See & Do
  • Explore the park

EAT & DRINK

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Dunraven at The Estes Park Resort
  • Italian
  • Seafood
  • Steaks
Penelopes

Burgers

Scratch Deli & Bakery
  • Deli
  • Bakery
Cascades Restaurant

Whiskey Bar and Restaurant

Notchtop Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Claire's Restaurant
  • American
  • Breakfast on Weekends
  • Lunch and Dinner daily
Elkins Distillery

Tasting Room

Snowey Peaks Winery
  • Tasting Room
  • Meats and Cheeses
Rock Cut Brewery
  • Tasting Room
  • Can Bring in food
Estes Park Brewery

Tasting Room and restaurant and Bar

Lumpy Ridge Brewery

Tasting Room

See & Do In the Town

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Laura's Fine Candies

Ice Cream, Toffee, Chocolates, Carmel & Candies

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Candy, Fudge and Carmel apples

Beef Jerky Outlet

Beef Jerkey

Taffy Shop

Salt Water Taffy

Open Air Adventure Park

Go kart riding, mini golf, arcade games and more

Chippers Lanes

Bowl, arcade, has food

Stanley Park - Activities

Zipline, Picnic tables, park book trail, dog park, tennis, softball fields, basketball court, bike trails, basketball courts

Historic Park Theater

Take in an old classic movie theatre. Fun fact: this is the oldest motion picture theatre in the United States (that wasn't built first as something else), built in 1913! And the screen came from the old drive in movie theater that was on the Estes Park Resort!

Reel Mountain Theater

Movie Theatre

Estes Park Coaster

Mountainside coaster

Estes Park Marina

Marina, bikes, kayaks, pontoons, Kids park

Estes Park Golf Course

18 hole golf course

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District

Community Center, Indoor/Outdoor pool, fitness classes, party room, pickleball, tennis

The Estes Park Resort

Firepits, star gazing, Grills, gameroom, yard games, restaurant

Star gazing

Star gazing

Estes Park is very high in altitude, and has fairly low light pollution, so the stars may be brighter than you’ve ever seen before!

Estes Park Mountain Shop

Guided tours, climbing gym, biking fishing, camping, hiking climbing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, backcountry skiing, sledding,

Ghost Tour at the Stanley

Fun Fact: the Shinning was filled here and so was the "Aspen Sceen" from Dumb & Dumber. Legend has it ____ ghost is still here.

Explore Rocky Mountain National Park

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Lumpy Ridge

Distance: Why the locals like it? Its on the north side of the park and not heavily trafficked, hence it being a local gem!

Gem Lake

Dsitance: Why the locals like it? It is a 4 mile hike and has a significant elevation gain and hence it an excellent work out being a local gem!

MacGregor Ranch Trail

Distnace: Why the locals like it? It starts at the same trial head as Gem Lake. It is a simple relaxing troll perfect for young families and romantic walks, also great bird watching

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

ATV rentals

Estes Park ATV Rentals

Horse Back Riding

Sombreros

Jeep Tours

Wildside 4x4 tours

White Water Rafting

Rapid transit Rafting

Snow Shoeing and Rental Gear

Estes Park Mountain Shop

River Walk

River Walk downtown Estes

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10 Items You don’t Want to hit the Trails Without

  • Topographic Map and Compass/GPS
  • Flashlight
  • Whistle
  • Matches (Waterproof or in a waterproof container)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Candle
  • Pocket or Utility Knife
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Hat
  • Extra Food and Water
  • Rain Gear and Extra Clothing
  • Personal Oxygen Can

Park Information

  • General Park Information: 970.586.1206 TTY: 970.586.1319
  • Trail Ridge Road Status: 970.586.1222
  • Lost and Found: 970.586.1242
  • Emergencies 911 or 970.585.1203
  • Camping Reservations: 877.444.6777
  • Backcountry Camping: 970.586.1242
  • State Highway Information: 303.639.1111
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