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Downtown Estes Park, CO

All the important details on dining, shopping, and lodging in downtown Estes Park.

Get to know Elkhorn Ave in Downtown Estes Park

Welcome to Downtown Estes Park – a charming mountain village nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. With its stunning natural beauty, friendly locals, and thriving arts and culture scene, downtown Estes Park is the perfect destination for a memorable and relaxing getaway.

From outdoor adventures to unique shopping experiences, Downtown Estes Park has something for everyone. Take a stroll along the picturesque riverwalk and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Browse through the many galleries, boutique shops, and artisanal markets and discover unique gifts and souvenirs to take home. Indulge in the local cuisine and savor a variety of delicious flavors, from hearty mountain breakfasts to gourmet dinners.

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Escape the Crowds

For outdoor enthusiasts, downtown Estes Park is a gateway to the incredible wilderness of Rocky Mountain National Park. With over 355 miles of hiking trails, this natural wonderland is a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, and wildlife enthusiasts. Whether you are seeking a challenging climb to a mountain peak or a leisurely stroll through a lush meadow, the park offers something for every level of adventurer.

If you are looking for a comfortable and convenient place to stay, Downtown Estes Park has a wide range of lodging options. Whether you prefer a cozy bed and breakfast or a luxurious resort, you’ll find the perfect accommodation to suit your needs downtown or within walking distance.

So come visit Downtown Estes Park and experience the beauty, adventure, and culture of the Rocky Mountains. With so much to see and do, you’re sure to have an unforgettable vacation in this charming mountain village.

Our Favorite Spots When in Downtown Estes Park

In downtown Estes Park, you’ll also find a vibrant arts and culture scene. From live music and theater performances to local art galleries showcasing the works of local photographers, the town is alive with creative energy.

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FAQ we get about Downtown Estes Park

Where can we park?

Easiest thing to do is to grab a spot by the visitor’s center the big parking garage as you come into town. It’s a 2-minute walk from there to Kind Coffee, the start of Downtown – Elkhorn Ave.

What outdoor activities are available in Estes Park?

Popular outdoor activities in Estes Park include hiking, fishing, rock climbing, camping, horseback riding, and wildlife watching.

What are the top shopping options in downtown Estes Park?

The Estes Park Mall, Rocky Mountain Olive Oil, The Rock Nest, The Elk Horn Gift Shop, The Trout Shop, and The Longs Peak Shop are some popular shopping options in downtown Estes Park.

Are there places to stay downtown?

Some of the best hotels and lodging options in Estes Park include the Stanley Hotel, The Rivers Bend Bed & Breakfast, and the YMCA of the Rockies.

Can make it up and back to Estes Park from Colorado Springs in a day?

Yes, but we don’t recommend it. Take your time, stay a night and head back in the morning.

What are the top restaurants in downtown Estes Park?

Some popular restaurants in downtown Estes Park include Notchtop Bakery & Cafe, The Egg & I, Mary’s Lake Lodge Restaurant & Bar, and Latitude 105 Alehouse.

What should we do when we get here?

Some must-do activities in Estes Park include visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, taking a scenic drive on Trail Ridge Road, exploring the historic downtown area, and visiting the Elk Fest.


  • 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.