With a few days to spend in Estes Park, CO, you’ll have just enough time to see the area’s top attractions, explore the streets of downtown, and spend some time admiring the natural beauty that characterizes the area. A carefully planned itinerary will allow you to explore many of the best things to see in Estes Park, CO!
Where to Eat & Drink
Estes Park is home to three breweries, so beer lovers will want to be sure to stop in for a craft beer or two. While you’ll find worldwide cuisines and elegant dining in Estes Park, this area is most well-known for its wild game meat. Head to the Grub steak to savor plates of yak, elk, beef, and buffalo. With a rustic dining room, this is a quintessential Estes Park dining experience. For dessert, cater to your sweet tooth by picking something up at The Taffy Shop or The Old Fashion Candy Store.
Estes Park is truly an outdoor playground, no matter which season your day trip to Estes Park falls. Miles of trails wind their way through both Estes Park and the adjacent Rocky Mountain National Park, making it easy to find scenic hiking destinations to suit your time commitment and ability level. When snow blankets the ground, hiking trails turn into cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, and locals and visitors alike continue to soak up every moment in the great outdoors. If you don’t want to dedicate an entire day to hiking, consider exploring the Bierstadt Lake Loop, which is just 3 miles and offers panoramic mountain views. A good short-distance cross country skiing or snowshoeing option is Sprague Lake. Take the shorter route around the lake or do the 3.3-mile loop that begins at Glacier Basin Campground.
Things to See on an Estes Park Trip
For maximum views with the minimal time commitment, take a ride up the Estes Park Aerial Tramway, which whisks you to the top of Mount Prospect in a European-style cable car. Trail Ridge Road makes for a scenic mini road Estes Park trip, offering panoramic views of Horseshoe Park, Hidden Valley, and sub-alpine forest. There are so many beautiful sites to see in Estes Park!
Your Extended Weekend Getaway to Estes Park
Enjoy every moment in Estes Park when you book one of our luxurious cabin rentals situated on the shores of Lake Estes. These modern cabins boast amenities such as multiple master suites, multiple fireplaces, and a cozy outdoor hot tub. Come see why Estes Park is such a great getaway destination!