Estes Park – Heart of the Rocky Mountains
Estes Park, located around 90 miles towards the northwest of Denver at 7,522 feet above sea level is in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Estes Park towards its eastern entrance is bordered by the Rocky Mountain National Park which is home to 300 miles of hiking trails in the 415 square miles of protected mountain wilds. This destination has been welcoming guest with amazing scenery and hospitability since the late 1860s when Griff Evan had established a dude ranch here.
Almost 50 years later, F.O Stanley of steam car fame had further preserved the reputation of the town as a resort destination when he had opened his sophisticated namesake hotel and its rich history and the remarkable legacy tends to continue by offering guest with an amazing experience which is not found elsewhere.
The mountain explorations seem to be the backbone and outdoor adventures ranges from hiking to snowshoeing to rock climbing. Scenic drives tend to show off the area with Trail Ridge Road that rise through the national park to over 12,000 feet together with many others progressing through the valley, ancient historic landmarks and parallel to the fish filled scenic rivers
A Getaway & Vacation Destination
Estes Park Colorado is the precise getaway as well as a vacation destination on the way to Rocky Mountain National Park. One can enjoy great lodging, shopping and adventures here. In the village and towards its edges, restaurants, merchants and accommodation recognize their Colorado surroundings by selling products that are made locally, serving regional fare and decorating in ranch, of western or lodge styles.
The Estes Park is said to be always open and one can enjoy astounding scenery, tubing or any number of winter activities. As spring tends to draw near, the park becomes more outstanding. Besides this, visitors also get the opportunity of seeing more of the native animals like elk, deer, coyote, big horn sheep and various types of birds.
Very soon more Estes Park road would be opened with the opportunity of more hiking trails as well as nature area. Wildlife is so abundant here that elk often tend to wander downtown streets. Visitors could come across them while wandering the path around Lake Estes, driving towards the Historic Fall River Hydroplant or while touring Estes Park’s final remaining working cattle ranch, known as MacGregor Ranch.
Offers Unlimited Variety of Activities for Tourists
The less athletic visitors could opt to spend the day shopping, or take a day trip and drive through Rocky Mountain National Park or undertake short hike to see some of the remarkable mountain lake or better still to enjoy wildlife and bird watching.
There are thrilling attractions and tours conducted to entertain visitors of all ages. Estes Park is particularly amazing to families with children since the town tend to overflow with fun for kids with stimulating day time activities ranging from slide to go-carts.With all its amenities and adventures inclusive of the bench-lined Riverwalk as well as the charming sculpture garden, Estes Park had earned recognition as one of the top destination.
Moreover it has also earned awards from TripAdvisor, Colorado Parent, the Weather Channel together with several Colorado newspapers. Estes Park takes pride in offering unlimited variety of activities for tourists to indulge in from heart stopping to relaxing and also in its rich history together with arts and cultural event. One can take the opportunity to experience the seasonal events from music festivals to crafts fair to their Christmas Parades which are mind blowing.