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3 Sunny Days in Estes Park

3 Sunny Days in Estes Park
3 days
Known as the basecamp for Rocky Mountain National Park, the mountain village of Estes Park offers attractions and adventure to keep you busy in and outside the park.

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Put Your Skills to Work at the Rocky Mountain Conservancy:

What better way to show your love for Rocky Mountain National Park than by investing your time and unique skills to help? Check out the Rocky Mountain Conservancy volunteer opportunities below and let us know how you can help with conservancy efforts to lend a helping hand to Rocky Mountain National Park. Learn More >>

Day 1
Activity

Trail Ridge Road - Rocky Mountain National Park

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Slices through the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park. Read More
Lunch

The Other Side Restaurant

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Scenic lakeside dinning at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Read More
Activity

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

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Ecology tours, birding treks, nature watercolor classes, orienteering, animal track studies and more classes in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Dinner

The Stanley Hotel

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The Stanley Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers old-world charm matched with modern day amenities in a spectacular mountain location. The Stanley offers something... Read More

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Cascades Restaurant & Whiskey Bar

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Cascades Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch or dinner in our comfortable dining room. Stop by for a cocktail in our lounge in the state's largest whiskey bar.

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Lodging

The Stanley Hotel

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The Stanley Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers old-world charm matched with modern day amenities in a spectacular mountain location. The Stanley offers something... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Mountain Home Cafe

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For years, Mountain Home Cafe has been serving breakfast and lunch in Estes Park. It is family owned and operated. And a favorite for locals & visitors! Read More
Activity

Open Air Adventure Park

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Open Air Adventure Park is an aerial adventure park located in Estes Park, CO. We offer 32 challenges at 10 and 21 feet in the air that you can climb over, zip through, and maneuver around. All... Read More

Lunch

The Barrel

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The Barrel, a Bavarian-style craft beer garden and hall, with eighty-four rotating taps focused on craft beer, mead, cider, cocktails, high-end distilled spirits and wines. The Barrel is both... Read More

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Elkhorn Avenue Shopping

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Shops and galleries present a variety that spins from practical to whimsical. More than 200 retailers, restaurants and attractions line the downtown along Elkhorn and Moraine avenues.
Dinner

Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Brew

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You know the biggest perk of eating at Smokin’ Dave’s? The food. Hands down. No question. People come to us first and foremost for our barbecue, sides, and assorted tasty dishes. Read More
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Rock Cut Brewing Co.

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Imagine sipping on a freshly made craft beer while gazing at elk and the surrounding mountains, hearing the sounds of the river and feeling warm sunshine on your shoulders. Welcome to Rock Cut... Read More

Lodging

Hotel Estes

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The hotel has sweeping mountain views and is just 5 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. Affordable lodging, friendly service, and a great location add up to a memorable Colorado vacation! Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Big Horn Restaurant

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We're a family-oriented and family-run restaurant situated at the west end of downtown Estes Park, Colorado. We're famous for our fantastic food, friendly and cozy atmosphere, and central location. Read More
Activity

Aerial Tramway

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The tram will take you above the tree tops to the cool summit of Prospect Mountain where you can stay all day or return whenever you wish. Read More
Lunch

Bird & Jim

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At Bird and Jim, we are defining Colorado cuisine with our ever-evolving seasonal and ingredient-driven menus sourced from the Front Range of Colorado and beyond. Read More
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Lake Estes Marina

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Marina with kayaks, canoes, pontoon boat rentals. Boating, fishing, bicycling, picnicking. Visit us and make a day of it!

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Dinner

Lazy B Chuck Wagon & Show, LLC

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The Lazy B offers an authentic cowboy supper, and family friendly entertainment that includes original western melodies, great humor, and a touch of nostalgia.

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Elkins Distilling Co.

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We acknowledge and tip our hats to the men and women who have been making excellent whisky in the Rocky Mountains for hundreds of years. Elkins Distilling is honored to continue that tradition... Read More

Lodging

Aspen Winds On Fall River

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Aspen Winds provides you with the luxury of a relaxing in your private suite along Fall River.  We offer one and two bedroom suites and spa suites centrally located 3.0 miles from the center of... Read More