Estes Park gets more than two million visitors each year. The city is surrounded by beautiful snow capped peaks that range from 8,500 to 14,000 feet high.

It is a great site when driving into Estes Park and you look down in the valley at the town with the mountains as a backdrop.

Of course, there are all kinds of things to do in Estes Park besides being the gateway to Rocky Mountain Park. There is horse back riding, little family amusement parks, mini-golf, go-carts, bumper cars, great water slides and much more.

You can go to art galleries, the Aquatic Center, Lake Estes Marina, go on an aerial tram and rent bikes. You can find companies that provide rafting trips, fishing trips, rock climbing and more.

Take a walk along the creek that goes through town – it’s great to follow it along.

Estes Park, Colorado

Of course, don’t forget shopping! There are more than 200 shops to browse in. If you like to eat check out all the wonderful restaurants and places to get a treat like ice cream and cookies.

There are festival and events all year long in Estes Park, too. We went to a great art festival that had items we had not seen before.

You will find many hotels in Estes Park with some bed and breakfasts and guest ranches. Of course, don’t forget all the RV parks in town and in the park.

Taken from Estes Park looking toward Rocky Mountain National Park.

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