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Recent Estes Park reviews

  • Magnificient!

    "We drove up from Castle Rock, Colorado after visiting with my Sister and her family for a few days and were stunned by the beauty of this mountain home..Restful, relaxing, nicely appointed and well planned are the words we would use to describe this place we called home for a few days. Convenient to town and really convenient to one of the main gates of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The Stanley Hotel was on our to do list and we had a wonderful time there and afterwords we found our way down to Lake Estes where a couple of herds of elk were wandering about. When we returned to the cabin there was evidence that the elk had visited our driveway..Later on we were enjoying the hot tub on the back deck when a group of mule deer strolled by within arms reach of the back deck..This for us is what we came here for..Nature at its best and our thanks and sincere appreciation go out to the owners, Ed and Shayne, for providing such a wonderful place as this for the enjoyment of others. We hope to return again some day soon.."
    Guest: Howell K. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 17, 2014
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  • Amazing Secluded Gorgeous on the River Home

    "Me and my family ( My dad who has trouble walking ) and my mom and husband and 2 young girls age 8 and 10 loved this home . A beautiful yard where Elk and lots of unique birds stopped by each evening and we also had mule deer stop by . The home had everything we needed for cooking and sleeping . The owners were soo nice and kind . =) The home was close to everything yet you felt secluded from all people . We caught trout each day from Big Thomp.river right in the back yard . We loved the big table and chairs to sit in by the river and we roasted marshmallows and hot dogs with the girl by the river . We will come back to this home next year forsure!"
    Guest: n/a Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
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  • What a great place!!!

    "My wife and I went up there for a romantic weekend to celebrate her 40th birthday. The property was beautiful and private, the house was clean a well maintained. We had one of the most relaxing weekend ever and would definitely consider staying at this house again (maybe even next month). The possibility of renting the accompanying guest house makes this place great for larger groups. We are frequent renters on VRBO and have rented property all over Colorado and the Western US. This is one of the best experiences we have had. Well Done!"
    Guest: Charlie G. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 17, 2014
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  • The best...

    "Our family of 17, ranging in age from 2-75, thoroughly enjoyed our week at Rock Mountain Overlook. The house is not only beautiful but very specious...served our family well. We particularly enjoyed the awesome view from both inside the house as well as from the large deck and patio area. The location is perfect for easy access to town and the lake by either walking or biking, as some our family did. Our little ones enjoyed exploring, climbing the boulders around the house, and watching the chipmunks and hummingbirds. On our first morning there, three mule deer were spotted right outside our window. The owners were great to work with in the booking process and even called us the night before we left for Colorado assuring us they were available by phone at any time if we needed something or had questions. This truly is a great house for family gatherings and vacation relaxation. Thanks Chuck and Coleen!"
    Guest: Don R. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 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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