6 Historic Things to Do in Estes Park, Colorado

6 Historic Things to Do in Estes Park, Colorado, Estes Park, Colorado (B)

Estes Park is a small mountain town that sits along the Big Thompson River. This small town, which only contains seven thousand residents, is the main entry point into Rocky Mountain National Park, an area that spans 265,000 acres comprised of 359 hiking trails, 150 lakes and approximately 100 mountain peaks. Whether you’re searching for something family-friendly or an epic outdoor adventure, you are sure to find something fun and historic in Estes.

Voted “One of the Best Mountain Towns,” when you visit Downtown Estes you’ll understand why. The town dates back to the early 1900’s, and features dramatic views of the nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. It is like a trip down memory lane with old-fashion taffy shops, homemade ice creams and artist galleries galore. Be sure to do the Riverwalk, which is a sidewalk that follows the river to the visitors center. The trail is on the backside of the shops, and here you’ll discover more restaurants, antique stores and tea shops that you may not notice from the main street. There are more than 200 retailers so there is something for everyone. If you like rocks and gems, visit the Red Rose Rock Shop on the way to the park's entrance, to get in touch with the history of the earth. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 6 Historic Things to Do in Estes Park, Colorado
Guide Location: USA » Estes Park
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/6-historic-things-to-do-in-estes-park-colorado
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • visitors center
  • Red Rose Rock Shop
  • Stanley Hotel
  • Original Town’s Park Theater
  • Estes Park Museum
  • Chapel on the Rock
  • Enos Mills Cabin Museum