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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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Day 1
Activity

Trail Ridge Road

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

You Need Pie! Diner & Bakery

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Known for their wide selection of delicious pies — from apple to pecan chocolate chip and almost everything in between — this diner also serves all-day breakfast, hot and cold sandwiches, and homey... Read More
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Yellow Wood Guiding

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Yellow Wood Guiding is your Estes Park tour guide for Snowshoeing, Photo Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Nature Tours through Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park year round. Read More
Dinner

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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Whiskey Tasting at Cascades Restaurant & Lounge

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Enjoy the largest of collection of whiskey in Colorado.
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

Estes Park Outfitters

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Estes Park Outfitters, Inc.is located near Estes Park on a National Forest Service 4-wheel drive road, approximately 15-minute drive from Estes Park. Activities include winter Snowcat & summer... 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

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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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

Hike the Hermit Park Open Space

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Sitting upon acres of acres of wetlands, pine forests and more this is a lovely spot for a morning hike.
Lunch

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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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

Twin Owls Steak House

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Offering premiere fine dining we have the best service and perfect meals for the finest evening. Read More
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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