About EstesPark.com

Estes Park is best known as a daily newsletter and website presence that provides tools, information, and news to help people understand what actually matters in Estes Park.


The Mission

EstesPark.com is committed to helping people get smarter about Estes Park. We accomplish this by communicating with our readers like IRL friends. We’re fun, we’re chatty, we’re candid. We keep it brief, we keep it humorous, and we never waste your time.

Our Values


We live, live in, and breathe Estes Park and do our best to break down complex topics.


Estes Park sees lots of people; we do our best to cut through the noise and let you know what matters.


We want to be your helpful Estes Park friend, making it more approachable and relatable.

We believe that tourism can be a force for good, and our mission is to promote sustainable and responsible travel that benefits our community as a whole.

pep Dekker

A bit about Estespark.com

Welcome to our movement

Dear Estes Park Travelers,

I’m writing to share the story behind our hyper-local online travel agency that serves Estes Park, Colorado. As a resident of this beautiful town and a parent of two young children, I’ve always had a deep appreciation for the natural beauty and charm of this place. However, as a tech entrepreneur, I also recognized the challenges and limitations that the local travel industry faced.

That’s why I rebuilt EstesPark.com, to create a platform that would provide visitors with a comprehensive and personalized experience of Estes Park, while also supporting our local economy and non-profit organizations. We believe that tourism can be a force for good, and our mission is to promote sustainable and responsible travel that benefits our community as a whole.

We offer a range of services that help visitors plan their trips, from booking accommodations and activities to providing insider tips and recommendations. We work closely with local businesses and organizations to ensure that our customers have access to the best that Estes Park has to offer.

I’m proud to be a part of this community and to be able to contribute to its growth and success. This is more than just a business – it’s a way to connect visitors with the natural beauty and warmth of Estes Park, while also giving back to the community we love.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to welcoming you to Estes Park.


Pep Dekker

About the Author: Pep Dekker

Hello, fellow adventurers! I’m Pep Dekker, your guide to the captivating world of Estes Park, a mountain town nestled in the heart of the Rockies. With my family by my side, including my wife, a dedicated family medicine physician in town, I’ve been privileged to call this enchanting place home for the past three years. Estes Park is more than just a destination for us; it’s where our hearts find solace amidst nature’s grandeur.

From Visitors to Residents

Our love affair with Estes Park began as annual visitors five years ago when my parents decided to retire to this idyllic mountain haven. Their choice sparked our own journey, and we eventually made the life-altering decision to make Estes Park our permanent residence. This transition not only enriched our lives but ignited my passion for sharing the magic of Estes Park with the world.

Exploring the Great Outdoors

As an outdoor enthusiast, I’ve discovered that Estes Park offers endless opportunities for adventure. My favorite pursuit is backcountry skiing, often donning skins to ascend the slopes of Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s a thrilling experience that provides me with an intimate understanding of the terrain, a knowledge I’m eager to share with fellow adventurers.

Community Connection

Beyond outdoor pursuits, I’ve found my place within the Estes Park community. Volunteering my time as a basketball coach at Estes Park High School and organizing basketball clinics for our young residents has been a rewarding experience. I’m also dedicated to giving back through my web development work for local non-profits.

Culinary Delights

Estes Park has a vibrant culinary scene, and I can’t help but indulge in the local flavors. My top pick for dining is Ed’s Cantina, where the Taco Plate is a must-try. When it comes to breweries, Lumpy Ridge Brewing steals the show with its New Zealand Plis brew.

Hidden Gems and Seasonal Insights

One of the town’s best-kept secrets is Wild Basin, a haven for hiking enthusiasts. I’ll gladly divulge the details of this hidden gem. Additionally, I offer seasonal insights to help you plan your Estes Park adventure:

  • Fall: Witness the vibrant aspen trees, the mesmerizing elk rut, and perfect weather with fewer crowds.
  • Winter: Experience the exhilaration of cold and windy winters, perfect for those who, like me, are passionate about skiing.
  • Spring: Prepare for the fleeting beauty of this transition season.
  • Summer: Discover the welcoming atmosphere and cooler temperatures, making it an ideal time to explore all Estes Park has to offer.

Join me on EstesPark.com as we embark on a journey through the wonders of Estes Park. Together, we’ll uncover hidden treasures, celebrate local culture, and forge a connection with this remarkable mountain town. Estes Park isn’t just a place; it’s a way of life, and I’m here to help you experience it to the fullest, one article at a time. So, lace up your hiking boots, grab your camera, and let’s explore the beauty of Estes Park together.


  • The Estes Park Team

    Hailing from Estes Park, our dedicated team of writers is deeply passionate about showcasing the charm and essence of our beloved community. With a shared love for our scenic surroundings and local culture, we diligently craft narratives that bring Estes Park's stories to life. Through our words, we aim to capture the spirit of our enchanting town nestled in the Rocky Mountains and share its unique tales with the world. As devoted residents and storytellers, we find joy in sharing the wonders of Estes Park through our collective voice.