Estes Park, Colorado is a jewel located in the heart of Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains and on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. Just 60 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado, Estes Park combines old-time resort charm with great amenities.
Estes Park has more than 300 shops with a wide array of goods. 75 restaurants with a variety of offerings challenge culinary aficionados. The area is the home of the famous Rocky Ridge Music Center; the summer Estes Park Music Festival series; the Estes Park Music Festival Sunday afternoon winter concert series; the Estes Park Center/YMCA of the Rockies summer-long festival of music and entertainment; free, daily downtown outdoor music entertainment and series; and regional theater companies. Add in numerous art galleries and studios showcasing local artists and photographers and Estes Park will keep you active and engaged.
Estes Park's beautiful dry climate offers the perfect respite from hot summer days. Summer days near 85 degrees in July and nights drop near 50 degrees. In winter, temperatures usually reach the 40s with lows in the 20s. Snow in the higher elevations and Rocky Mountain National Park is common in the winter.
Altitude: 7,522 feet
Population: 10,000 year-round residents
The village of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are two of the most accessible mountain areas in the state of Colorado because there are no mountain passes to cross en route and because the highways are well maintained year-round.
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