Estes Park Things to Do

  • The Hummer!  Great Experience for a Mountain Rush!
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    Experience a Rocky Moutain Rush

    by charlenemixa Written May 26, 2014
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    Leave the driving to a professional and hop on board a "hummer!" Driving up the Fall River Road, a one lane dirt road and one of the highest mountain roads in the US, it was great sitting in the Hummer with the wide open views of the Rocky Mountains. The views are spectacular and even better in this open vehicle with a blue sky above us. Fall River Road is a winding, narrow and steep. We were glad our guide Dave knew the road and did the driving. That left us plenty of time to enjoy all there was to see. Dave shared information about the area, the trees, the history, geology and more! A fantastic tour! We recommend it as the best way to see this section of the park.

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  • Hiking Guide

    by flyguy5 Written May 22, 2011

    Been to Estes park and done short hikes, but really want to do something off the beaten path? Or you want to summit a mountain over 14,000 feet? Want a guide for Longs Peak? Check out this site it wont disappoint! Great guides that are extremely knowledgable. Took my family on a hike with them to mt. Ida and we had a picnic along the way. Amazing views and we learned a lot!

    They cater to whatever you're looking for.

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    Visit the Stanley Hotel

    by Toughluck Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Located on a rise, north of town is the historic Stanley Hotel. Opened in 1909 by F.O. Stanley, the owner of the Stanley Steamers, the hotel served as the residence for many early visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park. Guest were picked up from the train station is Boulder in a Stanley Steamer.

    Stephen Kings movie 'the Shining' was filmed here.

    For pictures of the inside, see my Stanley Hotel travelogue.

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    St. Catherine's Church

    by Yorick12 Written Apr 20, 2010

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    The "chapel on the rock" is now part of a nonprofit religious retreat facility. The chapel was designed by Jacques Benedict and made out of native stone that was hulled by mule to the site. Just incredible.

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    The Stanley Hotel

    by Yorick12 Written Mar 16, 2010

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    No visit to Estes Park is complete without a visit to the Stanley. The hotel is now over 100 years old! It's most famous for inspiring Steven King's novel "The Shining." The hotel does not allow visitors to freely wander the hallways if you're staying, but the lobby, gift shop and bar are open to everyone. If you'd like to see more, but aren't staying, you can take a ghost tour ($15) of the hotel. The hotel is a step back in time and the view from the grounds is incredible.

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    Hiking Homestead Meadows,Roosevelt National Forest

    by Yorick12 Updated Mar 16, 2010

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    Stove from Walker homestead

    Homestead Meadows are the remains of a dozen cabins from the late 19th, early 20th century. To reach the first of the homesteads requires a 3 mile hike. Just before the first homestead the trail splits, about half the homesteads are on the right trail, half on the left trail. The round trip hike is between 6 and 17 miles, depending on how many homesteads you visit.

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    A range of things to do

    by BruceDunning Updated Oct 9, 2009

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    magnificent view of the wilderness
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    The pretty views alone are worth the trip. Besides that many activities can be done at the town and park. Walking, skiing, rafting, biking, fishing, boating, and horseback riding for a few to name. That depends on the season and what hits your hot button.

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  • Riverspointe Spa- Great Place!

    by EPFan Written Feb 10, 2009

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    I was happy I booked a hot river rock massage at Riverspointe Spa. It was conveniently downtown, near where I had lunch. Great service, atmosphere, best massage I've ever had (by far.)

    Lots of happy couples getting couple's massages too :)

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  • Pamper yourself & friends at Riverspointe Spa

    by rkymtnhigh Written Dec 24, 2008
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    I have found a TRUE day spa in town, Riverspointe Spa. From the moment I opened the door I was feeling and being cared for. I sat down and changed into spa sandals and inhaled the wonderful smells around me. I was guided to my locker room and found a very plush robe and towel in a beautiful locker and bathroom area. I did not know exactally what I wanted to have for a massage experience as all sounded like something I would like. I did finally settle on a Thai yoga massage with Kathy, and I must say it was a very relaxing and balancing experience. I will be back to try other services. This place rocks and I have found my new treat!

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    Aerial Tramway

    by Tom_Fields Updated Sep 28, 2008

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    The Estes Park Aerial Tramway takes visitors to the summit of Prospect Mountain, overlooking the town and offering the best views of the Rockies. At the top is a small gift shop. From here, one can hike to the summit, but there are too many trees to see very much.

    It's a favorite place for people to feed tidbits to the small chipmunks and ground squirrels. This is one place where it's OK; they're at least semi-tame. It's not like the National Parks. Of course, I was too cheap to buy any food for them, but still managed to get some good photos.

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    River Walk

    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 28, 2008

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    The River Walk
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    Estes Park has a very picturesque River Walk. Not quite equal to the one in San Antonio, but it's perfect for a pleasant little stroll before or after dinner. And in the evening, you may get to see a few elk. Just keep your distance.

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    Estes Park Museum

    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 28, 2008

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    The Estes Park Museum
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    If you want to learn about Estes Park, then be sure to visit this small, modest museum. It's not very big, but it has a lot of information about the town. Learn about Joel Estes, who founded the town. Explore the world of the first inhabitants, the Ute and Arapaho tribes. See a Stanley Steamer, the car invented by F.O. Stanley, who also built the famous Stanley Hotel. See how the town developed. It's well worth an hour's visit.

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  • Ride a scooter!

    by santadog Written Jun 6, 2007

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    ZootScoot Scooter Rental LLC

    Go to ZootScoot Scooter Rental, and rent an italian retro style scooter then head for Rocky Mountain National Park. Absolutely the best way to cruise around the park. The scooters are very quiet, and get 100mpg. The cost of gas is included in the rental. Oh! No clutch! Good Times.

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    Nice walk-talk

    by OlenaKyiv Updated May 9, 2007
    Lake Estes

    Take your friend, spouse, or just unknown person and walk around Lake Estes. It is very clean, very beautiful and refreshing. Some people bring there stuff for fishing.

    There are nice trail around the lake that also leads to the downtown towards shops and restaurants.

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    Scottish/Irish Festival

    by eegist Written Nov 2, 2006

    LONGS PEAK SCOTTISH/IRISH HIGHLAND FESTIVAL

    Don't be fooled by the Longs Peak name, it is in Estes Park. This festival is the weekend after Labor Day. I highly recommend this festival. There is so much variety of stuff going on. Be aware that the weather/conditions can be hot, wet, cold, snowy, muddy, cloudy that weekend there. I think I've experienced it all. There is real jousting, dancing, music, clans, vendors, food, athletic compitition, reenactors, etc.

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