Estes Park - North Central Colorado

Includes Drake

 

When Joel Estes first visited the Estes valley on a hunting trip in Colorado, October of 1859, he thought the valley held promise as a cattle ranch. He and his wife Patsy moved the family into two log cabins near what is now Estes Park, Colorado. The public soon learned about the beauty of the high mountain valley surrounded by snowcapped peaks when William Byers published his adventures from climbing Longs Peak in 1868. Soon others came to trap, prospect, hunt, and view the scenery, and tourism increased even more. Though the area never gained reputation as a cattle ranch like Joel Estes thought, the town has become one of the most visited places in Colorado. Entering Estes Park is like being embraced by the Mountains! Estes Park, Colorado is home to more than 300 retail stores and a restaurant scene that rivals any mountain town in the state. There are no commercial businesses in nearby Rocky Mountain National Park so, many visitors head to Estes Park to satisfy their appetite. With its scenic Riverwalk and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, Estes Park entices vacationers to linger for as long they want. Lake Estes offers tranquil boating, and mountain biking and horseback trails forge into the adjacent forests and meadows. While summer is certainly prime season, Estes Park is a wonderful winter respite; as you soak in a hot tub and watch the snowflakes gently fall, you'll be far away from any cares. In fall, aspens glow golden throughout, as the whole town turns out to celebrate the Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Festival.

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Elk are Plentiful in Estes Park -
Be Sure to Exercise Caution with all Wildlife
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Estes Park is Home to a
Large Assortment of Wildlife

 

Lyons, Colorado is an intimate community, known as the "Double Gateway" to the Rockies for its dual highways that take you up the North and South St. Vrain Canyons to Rocky Mountain National Park, 20 miles west. The Historic District has 16 buildings featuring fine craftsmanship and the stunning beauty of sandstone, their native rock. A mecca for artists, outdoor enthusiasts and musicians, with 17 restaurants to choose from, many feature live music. Enjoy regional and national acts at Planet Bluegrass where the North St. Vrain Creek winds through the festival grounds making for a cool, relaxed outdoor music experience. Enjoy a mountain bike ride to Hall Ranch, rock climb at Button Rock or kayak the Whitewater Park in Meadow Park. Float on a tube down the North St. Vrain Creek, off road up Bunce School Road near Allenspark or hike around Rabbit Mountain. Take a scenic drive up the South St. Vrain Canyon to the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and enjoy the Rocky Mountain views.

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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep can be seen from the road on US 34 between Estes Park and Loveland
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Estes Park offers many hiking trails that are suitable for all ages and skill levels - Go Explore!

 

Drake and Glen Haven are both on Highway 34 between Estes Park and Loveland as the highway meanders along the Big Thompson River. The canyon community of Drake was originally called "The Forks" by early settlers due to its location at the confluence of the North Fork and South Fork of the Big Thompson River. In the late 1800s, Frank Bartholf owned the land where the River Forks Stage Stop now stands. His large herd of cattle grazed under the watchful eye of Louis Papa, stepson of Loveland's first permanent settler, Mariano Medina. When visiting Estes Park, be sure to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. The eastern gate to the park is located at the edge of Estes Park. Rocky Mountain National Park is also home to Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the United States.

Estes Park Whitewater Park is right in the heart of Estes Park on Fall River right alongside the Riverwalk. All levels of experience are welcome because you'll have a unique experience no matter what.

Estes Park is near: Allenspark, Loveland & Lyons

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Premium Estes Park Businesses

Range Property Management Vacation Rentals  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Sit back and relax in Estes Park, Colorado. Our rentals: mountain cabins, homes, condos; Range Property Management is here for you. Give us the pleasure of helping you find your vacation dream.

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Estes Park ATV Rentals  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
4-6 person UTV, Jeeps, 1-2 person ATV Rentals: unguided adventures! We take you to the trailheads maps provided. Visit a 1965 T33A jet crash the Air Force left in the mountains near Estes Park, Colorado.

ATVing and Offroading Jeeping and Offroad Vehicals 


Estes Park Condos  Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page Link to special offers and discounts icon
ANTLERS POINTE, BUGLE POINTE & CREEKSIDE CONDOS are 3 Estes Park properties in a pine grove, along a secluded stretch of Fall River -- fishing. Ask about winter getaway & romance packages.

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Lazy R Cottages  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page Link to special offers and discounts icon
Rocky Mountain National Park - a radiant mountain stay. 1-, 2-, 3-bedroom vacation cottages (kitchens or kitchenettes), fireplaces, decks below Estes Park. Some of the Lazy R cabins have personal hot tubs.

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Machin's Cottages in the Pines  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Near Estes Park stay in deluxe, immaculately clean cottages surrounded by scenic views, pines, wildlife. Machin's is inside Rocky Mountain National Park, clean mountain air, secluded location! WI-FI available.

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Marys Lake Vacation Condos  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business Link to special offers and discounts icon
Beautiful, modern vacation condos with spectacular mountain views near Estes Park. Stroll to Marys Lake. Seasonal outdoor heated pool and hot tub. On-site Restaurant, outdoor ceremony site, catering.

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Rocky Mountain Adventures  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Wilderness adventures, trout fishing, whitewater rafting in the Rocky Mountains! Raft the Upper Colorado River, Clear Creek, and Cache la Poudre River Headquarters Fort Collins. Experience the Excitement!

Groups and Reunions Whitewater Rafting 



Featured Estes Park Businesses

A River Bend Retreat  email this Colorado cabin Photos available on Colorado vacation page Link to special offers and discounts icon
Seasonal Specials! A cabin retreat, between Boulder and Estes Park in Allenspark, along Middle St Vrain River, fish the bend. Hike and snowshoe in Roosevelt National Forest. Pets are welcome. WI-FI. TiVo.

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Allenspark Lodge  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Authentic 1930s log lodge, 12-rooms, in Allenspark, CO. Come, unhook and unwind: hiking, horseback riding, snowshoeing. Hearty Mountain breakfasts. Romantic getaways, small retreats, scrap-booking.

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Anderson Realty & Management: Estes Park Vacation Rentals  link to Colorado vacation
In Estes Park, vacation homes, cabins and condos. Anderson Rentals focuses on YOUR Family! Deck with BBQ grill and views of Rocky Mountain National Park. Off-season rated in winter and early spring.

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Annie's Mountain Retreat & Guest House  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Romantic Hide-A-Way near Rocky Mountain National Park. An ideal Estes Park retreat for couples with private hot tubs. Annie's mountain cabins are fully furnished and overlook the Big Thompson River.

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Aspen Winds on Fall River  Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Near Rocky Mountain National Park, in Estes Park with Special Occasion and Snowshoe Packages. Private balcony or deck overlook Fall River. Suites: 1 & 2 bedrooms, some spas & fireplaces. Free WI-FI.

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Bear Paw Cabin & Double K Ranch  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
GOOD DOGS WELCOME! Excellent value in Estes Park. Bear Paw Cabin and the Double K Ranch are beautiful private rentals: full kitchens, fireplaces, yards for picnics, nice baths, and linens, 2-10 guests.

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Blackhawk Lodges  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation
THE ONLY LOG CABINS IN ESTES PARK; all with woodburning fireplaces and lofts. Full kitchens, knotty pine interiors, cable TV. Riverside hot tub. 5 minutes to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park.

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Deer Crest Resort  link to Colorado vacation
Beautiful riverfront resort in Estes Park. The perfect year-round mountain getaway for couples looking for affordable quality lodging. Deer Crest is SMOKE-FREE! Enclosed indoor hot tub overlooking the river.

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DM RV Repair - Mobile Service Inc.  link to Colorado vacation
Servicing Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming since 1999, for all your repair needs. All RV, Horse, Utility and Boat Trailers. DM RV Repair is an authorized Mobile Service for RV components and builders.

RV Services, Sales and Information 


Estes Park ATV Rentals  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
4-6 person UTV, Jeeps, 1-2 person ATV Rentals: unguided adventures! We take you to the trailheads maps provided. Visit a 1965 T33A jet crash the Air Force left in the mountains near Estes Park, Colorado.

ATVing and Offroading Jeeping and Offroad Vehicals 


Estes Park Center® - YMCA of the Rockies  link to Colorado vacation
Affordable year-round Estes Park lodging. YMCA Center offers meals and activities for your family! Play in our Rockies: horseback ride, hike into National Park, fish, swim, mini-golf, disc golf, snow-shoe, and ski.

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Estes Park Condos  Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page Link to special offers and discounts icon
ANTLERS POINTE, BUGLE POINTE & CREEKSIDE CONDOS are 3 Estes Park properties in a pine grove, along a secluded stretch of Fall River -- fishing. Ask about winter getaway & romance packages.

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Evergreens On Fall River, The  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Romance and Special Occasion Packages. RIVERFRONT CABINS & VACATION HOMES in Estes Park. Intimate 1 and 2 bedroom cabins on Fall River. Near Rocky Mountain National Park. Gift certificates.

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Golden Leaf Inn, The  Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
To Dream Is To Heal -- Relax & De-Stress in Estes Park CO. A Traditional Bed and Breakfast on 5 acres with modern amenities. Close to Rocky Mountain National Park. Beautiful scenic views from every room.

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Hideout Cabins  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page Link to special offers and discounts icon
Charming, Pet-Friendly, semi-secluded vacation cabins close to Allenspark, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Lyons. Hideouts include riverfront, hot tubs, woodstoves. Each rental home is unique!

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Lazy R Cottages  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page Link to special offers and discounts icon
Rocky Mountain National Park - a radiant mountain stay. 1-, 2-, 3-bedroom vacation cottages (kitchens or kitchenettes), fireplaces, decks below Estes Park. Some of the Lazy R cabins have personal hot tubs.

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Loveland Heights Cottages  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Vacation along the Big Thompson River near Estes Park. Step back in time at Loveland Heights with old world charm and modern amenities. Ask about seasonal Family Cottages & Winter Suites for couples.

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Machin's Cottages in the Pines  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Near Estes Park stay in deluxe, immaculately clean cottages surrounded by scenic views, pines, wildlife. Machin's is inside Rocky Mountain National Park, clean mountain air, secluded location! WI-FI available.

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Marys Lake Vacation Condos  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business Link to special offers and discounts icon
Beautiful, modern vacation condos with spectacular mountain views near Estes Park. Stroll to Marys Lake. Seasonal outdoor heated pool and hot tub. On-site Restaurant, outdoor ceremony site, catering.

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Middle Fork Cabins, Raymond  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Cozy cabins are nestled near the secluded town of Raymond, population 60. Middle Fork borders Rocky Mountain National Park, Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, and 30 minutes to Estes Park and Boulder.

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Misty Mountain Lodge - Vacation Cabin Retreat  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
A Family Vacation -- Estes Park is RIGHT HERE. Our Lodge Guests: It's so beautiful here -- a cabin retreat surrounded by trees, the river, spectacular misty mountain backdrop, it feels like you're in nature.

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National Park Gateway Stables & Cowpoke Corner Corral  email this Colorado cabin
39 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE! 2 CORRAL STABLES in Estes Park! Horseback Trail Rides your gateway into Rocky Mountain National Park: leisure-paced, safe and scenic. PONIES FOR THE LI'L COWPOKES!

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Pine Grove Cabins  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation
Rural setting close to Estes Park with modern family cabins and vacation homes near Rocky Mountain National Park in Allenspark. Just off Peak to Peak Highway. DISCOUNTED RATES - IF STAY A WEEK!

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Pine Haven Resort  link to Colorado vacation
A family resort haven near Estes Park: knotty-pine mountain cabins, fort playground, chairs along Fall River, a gazebo with a hot tub, a basketball court, and an outdoor cooking patio for summer barbecuing.

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Pinebrook Vacation Rentals  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Vacation at the doorstep of Rocky Mountain National Park, Pinebrook fits your budget from Cozy Rustic Cabins hidden in the pines to Exquisite Mountain Homes full of amenities. Some rentals are pet friendly.

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Range Property Management Vacation Rentals  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Sit back and relax in Estes Park, Colorado. Our rentals: mountain cabins, homes, condos; Range Property Management is here for you. Give us the pleasure of helping you find your vacation dream.

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Riverview RV Park & Campground  link to Colorado vacation
>>>FLOOD UPDATE -4/15/2015: OPEN -- Made lots of progress, fairly minor damage, call for details.<<<
Along the pleasant Big Thompson River west of Loveland enroute to Estes Park and tucked under big shade trees, are the sites at Riverview RV Park. OPEN ALL YEAR. Rent one of our Campground Cabins.

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Rocky Mountain Adventures  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Wilderness adventures, trout fishing, whitewater rafting in the Rocky Mountains! Raft the Upper Colorado River, Clear Creek, and Cache la Poudre River Headquarters Fort Collins. Experience the Excitement!

Groups and Reunions Whitewater Rafting 


Rocky Mountain Irish Festival  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
An official event of Rocky Mountain National Park's 100th Anniversary; The Irish Festival June 18-21, 2015 features Irish arts, crafts, foods, dance, live music at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds in Estes Park.

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Saddle & Surrey Motel  link to Colorado vacation
In Estes Park near the fairgrounds & Rocky Mountain National Park on the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway. King & queen rooms. 2-bedroom family units with kitchenettes. Outdoor pool & spa. Ground level rooms!

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Sunshine Mountain Lodge & Cabins  link to Colorado vacation
Year round cabins near Allenspark and Estes Park. Sunshine Mountain is along the Scenic Peak to Peak Highway. A Family Reunion Lodge in the mountains when you need to get-a-way... Pets Welcome!

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Wildwood Inn  link to Colorado vacation
Luxurious and spacious inn-suites with a full service spa and kitchens. Wildwood is in Estes Park along Fall River; see elk and deer. Enjoy our Tempur-Pedic beds, private decks, spa tubs, and steam baths.

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RV Sales, Service & Rentals

DM RV Repair - Mobile Service Inc.  link to Colorado vacation
Servicing Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming since 1999, for all your repair needs. All RV, Horse, Utility and Boat Trailers. DM RV Repair is an authorized Mobile Service for RV components and builders.

RV Services, Sales and Information 



Estes Park Activities and Maps

National Parks and Monuments:
Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Byways:
Cache la Poudre - North Park Scenic Byway -UPDATED-
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway -UPDATED-
Trail Ridge Road Scenic Byway -UPDATED-

Seasonal Attractions:
Rocky Mountain Irish Festival

Hiking Trails:
Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Trails

Fishing:
Big Thompson River Fishing Map
Lake Estes Fishing Map

Rafting & Kayaking:
Cache la Poudre River Rafting

Snowshoeing:
Rocky Mountain National Park Snowshoeing Trails

Local Area Maps:
Estes Park Area Map
Rocky Mountain National Park Area Map


 
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