3 Sunny Days in Estes Park

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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.

Sustainability Activity
Donate to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Support research, land and facility projects at the conservancy with your donation.

Day
1
Lunch
You Need Pie! Diner & Bakery
Known for their wide selection of delicious pies — from apple to pecan chocolate chip and almost everything in between — this diner also serves all…
Activity
Yellow Wood Guiding
Yellow Wood Guiding is your Estes Park tour guide for Snowshoeing, Photo Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Nature Tours through Rocky Mountain National Park…
Dinner
Cascades Restaurant & Whiskey Bar

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…

Activity
Whiskey Tasting at Cascades Restaurant & Lounge

Enjoy the largest of collection of whiskey in Colorado.

Lodging
The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers old-world charm matched with modern day amenities in a spectacular…

Day
2
Breakfast
Mountain Home Cafe
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 &…
Activity
Estes Park Outfitters

Estes Park Outfitters, Inc.is located near Estes Park on a National Forest Service 4-wheel drive road, approximately 15-minute drive from Estes…

Lunch
The Barrel

The Barrel, a Bavarian-style craft beer garden and hall, with eighty-four rotating taps focused on craft beer, mead, cider, cocktails, high-end…

Activity
Elkhorn Avenue Shopping

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
At Bird and Jim, we are defining Colorado cuisine with our ever-evolving seasonal and ingredient-driven menus sourced from the Front Range of…
Activity
Rock Cut Brewing Co.

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…

Lodging
Hotel Estes
The hotel has sweeping mountain views and is just 5 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. Affordable lodging, friendly service, and a great…
Day
3
Breakfast
Big Horn Restaurant
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,…
Activity
Hike the Hermit Park Open Space

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
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,…
Activity
Lake Estes Marina

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

Dinner
Twin Owls Steak House
Offering premiere fine dining we have the best service and perfect meals for the finest evening.
Activity
Elkins Distilling Co.

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…

Lodging
Aspen Winds On Fall River

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…