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Recent Estes Park reviews

  • Fabulous

    "The cottage is excellent and the backyard and river views exceeded our expectations. The location was great since it is a short drive to Estes Park and RMNP and you leave the hustle and bustle of the tourists behind. The kitchen is well equipped, however, I would recommend adding a potato masher or hand mixer since we had to improvise! I would also recommend making the check-in time earlier and the check-out time later! Otherwise everything was great! Thank you!"
    Guest: Roberta G. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 18, 2015
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  • Would stay here again!

    "Our house was absolutely beautiful. We couldn't have asked for a better place. The location was close enough to town, but far enough away that we saw a bobcat, coyotes, and had elk and deer right in our front yard. The view of the mountains, including Long's Peak, was spectacular. Got up early every morning to watch the sunrise. The house was very clean and had plenty of room for all of us! I love that the owners don't charge hidden fees, like a "cleaning fee" or "additional person fee." We will definitely rent this house again without thinking twice. Love, love, love it!!"
    Guest: swc769 Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 8, 2015
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  • Post Xmas vacation

    "Our family loved staying at Murray's Hangar! The space was very accomodating to 5 adults. The kitchen is a dream - well stocked and beautiful. Although the location does not seem ideal, the view from the back porches is really beautiful. We did not go to the lake, but it's nice that it's so close by. The heated floors in the bathroom and kitchen are truly wonderful. My tips for the owners would be to put a very long runner rug by the front door to accomodate many wet and snowy boots in the winter. A bigger rug by the back doors would be wise as well. We hated to make a mess. Also, as described by previous reviews, the garage is uber small. We did fit a Subaru and Jeep, but had to back out the Jeep before our family could get in. Not a big deal. The close access to Rocky Mountain National Park was such a bonus. We snowshoed on some great trails. We rented some of the snowshoes from a company 2 minutes from the condo for only $5/day. My biggest beef that required only a 4 star rating was the piling on of a cleaning fee, liability insurance fee AND the requirement of a credit card for additional liability. Really? I was very uncomfortable sending a scan with my credit card info with a signature. That has never been a requirement in previous VRBOs that I've booked. Overall though, we had a very nice experience!"
    Guest: Laurie80027 Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 6, 2015
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  • What a gem!

    "What a great way to spend a long deserved weekend! We had 4 adults, a 3 year old, and a 2 year old and our stay could not have been better! Every detail was thought out and every one of us was more than comfortable! Between the river mere steps outside the door, a connected spa (offering incredible massages!), and a beautiful and bustling town within walking distance, this trip was better than we could have imagined!"
    Guest: Carissa M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 8, 2014
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Estes Park Travel Tips

At the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is one of the most desirable vacation destinations in Colorado thanks to stunning mountain vistas and a charming downtown. Situated 7,522 feet above sea level, the entire area is home to breathtaking views, incredible natural scenery and plenty of skiing and hiking adventures to be had. The town itself has the feel of a quaint mountain village yet allows for a range of phenomenal cuisine and culture in the middle of an outdoorsman's paradise. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a memorable family vacation or just isolation from the fast pace of the city for a few days, Estes Park is the perfect destination.

Estes Park Attractions

Known by many as the gate to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is a veritable treasure trove of activities based around its immense natural beauty. Featuring guided tours, world class camping, great hiking and an absolutely endless supply of beautiful backdrops for family photographs, Estes Park is perfect for those who appreciate the great outdoors. The four trailheads accessible from the town offer fantastic access to the local hiking trails and phenomenal ski slopes, as well.

Within Rocky Mountain National Park alone there are over 100 separate peaks that rise above the height of 11,000 feet. As a result, Estes Park has become a prime destination for climbers and backpackers from across the globe. Strap into a harness, don't forget the crampons and scale some incredible rock faces or, if you're looking for a slightly more tame experience, take some of the winding backpacking trails to the top of these beautiful peaks. Since many of these peaks run directly along the continental divide, climbers can take in the unforgettable sight of watching snow begin its long journey either east to the Atlantic or west to the Pacific.

Estes Park Things to Do

If you're visiting Estes Park in either the spring, summer or autumn, then you'll want to take part in the fantastic trail running scene. While the city does offer a variety of trails that cater to all skill levels, some of the most beautiful scenery is found on two of the more challenging routes, Black Lake Trail and Lumpy Ridge Loop. While the former is an intermediate, 9.6-mile trail, Lumpy Ridge Loop runs for over 10 miles and features a nearly 3-mile change in elevation from start to finish. Black Lake Trail is recommended for those desiring water-centric viewpoints, as it passes by two lakes and a series of waterfalls. Lumpy Ridge, considering its changes in elevation, caters more to those looking to view the world from above as they pass through mountainous ridges and rugged terrain.

Of course, some people will prefer to experience the beauty of Estes Park from the valley below. Since its official sanctioning by the United States government nearly a century ago, Rocky Mountain National Park has served as a habitat to both domesticated and wild horses. A variety of options are available through the park for horseback riders of all levels, including day trips and backcountry horse camping sponsored by the National Parks Office. Those who would prefer to be a bit more independent can set off alone and will find over 260 miles of beautiful wilderness trails for their enjoyment. Both Thunder Lake Trail and Finch Lakes Trail are popular among vacationers and locals. These trails are accessible from the Wild Basin Trailhead, which is easily found from multiple park entrances.

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