Downtown Estes Park

#4 in Best Things To Do in Rocky Mountain National Park
Downtown Estes Park
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Key Info

500 Big Thompson Ave.

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Shopping, Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.6scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.5Food Scene
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Estes Park is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, and it is home base for many visitors. It contains a host of accommodations, ranging from inns and motels to hotels like the Stanley, which range in price. And the town is also filled with restaurants, bars and shops that line the main street, Elkhorn Avenue. Try Brownfield's for affordable souvenirs, such as T-shirts, blankets, key chains, and koozies. For bars, head to the traveler-approved Rock Cut Brewing Company or The Barrel beer garden. What's more, the town contains 75 restaurants that span cuisines, from the diner The Egg & I to the pizza place Antonio's Real New York Pizza & Deli, so visitors are sure to find some food to suit their fancy. 

The Big Thompson River also cuts through town, with an array of waterfront dining establishments and a Riverwalk that make for a charming way to enjoy a relaxing meal or a post-dinner stroll. For more information, visit Estes Park's tourism website

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