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Common Questions about Estes Park, CO

Is Estes Park worth the trip?

Absolutely, Estes Park is totally worth the trip. It’s a scenic wonderland where you can soak in breathtaking mountain views, explore charming streets, and experience the tranquility of nature. Whether you’re up for outdoor adventures, cozy moments, or a bit of both, Estes Park delivers a memorable escape that’s definitely worth your time. So pack your bags and get ready for an experience you won’t want to miss.

Why Go To Estes Park?

Living here year-round, let me share the scoop on why Estes Park is a winner. Imagine waking up to those Rocky Mountains every morning – it’s like a natural reset button. The town? Oh, it’s charming with shops and good eats. And the best part? Rocky Mountain National Park is practically our playground.

Hiking, wildlife, you name it. So, whether you’re an adventure junkie or just want to unwind in a beautiful spot, Estes Park is your spot. It’s not a vacation, it’s a lifestyle, and I’m lucky to call it home. Come see what I mean!

Why Visit Estes Park Colorado?

Estes Park is a must-visit for nature lovers and anyone seeking a charming mountain escape. Imagine waking up to stunning Rocky Mountain views, exploring the vibrant town with its shops and eateries, and venturing into Rocky Mountain National Park for unforgettable hikes and wildlife sightings. It’s a perfect blend of outdoor adventure and small-town charm, offering a refreshing getaway that’s both relaxing and exhilarating.

So, if you’re looking to immerse yourself in natural beauty and friendly vibes, Estes Park is your go-to destination.

How Do You Spend The Day In Estes Park?

A day in Estes Park is like a sweet adventure. Start with a hearty breakfast at a local café, fueling up for the day. Then, explore the town’s boutiques and galleries, picking up unique souvenirs. If you’re up for it, take a scenic hike in Rocky Mountain National Park or stroll around Lake Estes.

Enjoy a leisurely lunch with mountain views, followed by a visit to the Estes Park Museum to learn about the area’s history. Cap off the day with a delicious dinner at a cozy restaurant, sharing stories of your Estes Park discoveries. Remember, it’s your day to savor, so make it your own!

What Are The Busiest Days In Estes Park?

If you’re planning a visit, keep in mind that weekends, especially during the summer months, tend to be the busiest. It’s when many folks come to enjoy the town’s beauty and explore the nearby national park. The streets can get a bit crowded, and popular spots might have longer lines. For a more relaxed experience, consider weekdays or the shoulder seasons. This way, you can savor the charm without the hustle and bustle.

Do You Have To Pay For Parking In Estes Park?

Yes, parking in Estes Park typically requires a fee. Many areas downtown have metered parking, and there are also paid parking lots available. The fees help with maintaining the town and its facilities. It’s a good idea to have some change on hand or use digital payment options for a convenient parking experience. Keep an eye out for signs and meters to ensure you’re following the parking regulations.

Where Can I Park For Free In Estes Park?

Parking on the streets in downtown Estes Park is often free for a limited time, usually around 2 hours. Some accommodations also offer free parking. If you’re looking for a longer stay, the Estes Park Visitor Center has free parking, and you can explore the area from there. Just be sure to check the signs and time limits to make the most of your parking without any surprises.

Also, come visit us in the off-season Oct – May; that’s free parking season all across Estes Park.

How Long Does It Take To Go Through Estes Park?

Cruising through Estes Park is a breeze, usually about 20-30 minutes. But hold on, you’ll likely want more time to explore the town’s charm, grab a bite, and check out some shops. And remember, if you’re itching to dive into Rocky Mountain National Park, that’s right nearby too. So, while a quick drive-through is easy, taking it slow and soaking it all in is the real way to enjoy Estes Park.

When and Where Can You See Fall Colors In Estes Park?

Fall is a showstopper in Estes Park! Around late September to early October, the leaves put on a colorful display. Head to areas like Bear Lake Road, Bierstadt Lake, and Moraine Park for prime leaf-peeping. The aspens and oaks will paint the landscape with shades of gold and red. It’s like nature’s own artwork. Just plan ahead, as the timing can vary a bit each year. Enjoy the autumn magic!

What Is The Difference Between Estes Park And Rocky Mountain National Park?

Let’s break it down. Estes Park is this charming town nestled near the Rocky Mountains. It’s got a cozy vibe, shops, and all that good stuff. Now, Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is like the big playground around Estes Park. It’s where you explore nature’s wonders – think epic peaks, trails, and wildlife. So, Estes Park is the town, and RMNP is the jaw-dropping nature wonderland next door. Best of both worlds, really!

What Is The Most Scenic Route To Estes Park?

The route through Big Thompson Canyon along Highway 34 is a winner. You’ll wind through stunning canyons and catch those Rocky Mountain views. It’s like a nature show right outside your window. Keep your camera handy, because you’ll want to snap pics of this road trip magic. Just be sure to check road conditions before you go, and enjoy the ride!


Are There A Lot Of Bears In Estes Park?

You bet, there’s a bear scene in Estes Park! These furry neighbors are around, especially in the warmer months. They’re attracted by the food and all. But don’t worry, the locals and visitors alike know the drill – keeping food locked up tight and giving bears their space. So, if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a bear from a distance. Just remember, they’re the real deal, so it’s all about coexisting safely.

Why Are There So Many Elk In Estes Park?

You’re in for an elk-tastic time in Estes Park! These majestic creatures love the place for its lush meadows and tasty grass. They’re all about that chill mountain vibe. Plus, the folks here have been working to keep their habitat safe and cozy. So, when you’re strolling around and suddenly spot a bunch of elk, you know it’s a combo of good living conditions and a warm welcome.

When Can You See Moose In Estes Park?

Well, if you’re moose-hunting with your camera, your best bet is late spring through early fall. These big fellas like to hang out in the wetter spots, munching on aquatic plants. So, keep your eyes peeled around streams and lakes. But remember, they’re not on a strict schedule, so a bit of luck and patience go a long way. Happy moose-spotting!

When do the deer turn into elk?

It’s not so much a magical transformation as it is two different animals. Deer and elk are buddies in the same family, but they’re separate species. You’ll spot deer year-round, but elk, they’re more of a fall thing.

They get all showy with antlers and make a scene around September to October during their mating season. So, no deer-to-elk trick, just nature doing its thing!


Where can I submit feedback for the editorial team?

We appreciate all feedback whether it’s positive or constructive. You can email us directly at Our editorial team reviews reader feedback every few days.

Do you only focus on Estes Park news and events?

We often cover estes park news, but our main focus is on events and things to do in Esets Park since that is where > 90% of our readers are travelling to. As we grow, we hope to include more resouces for thos ewho live in paradise.

Where can I find old editions of The Estes Park Newsletter?

 Here’s a link to our archive page!

Can I change the time your newsletters get sent? I’m not on Mountain time zone.

Unfortunately, segmenting our readers by time zone is a feature not currently supported by our email service provider. We are looking into other potential solutions, and as soon as we find one that works, we’ll make a big announcement.

Referral Program

How do I refer people?

Scroll down to the “Share the Deals” section of the newsletter and hit the “Click to Share” button to access your personalized referral hub. From here, you can share the Newsletter through email, social media, and more.

How does the referral program work?

At the bottom of each Estes Park newsletter you will find your custom referral code and referral hub. The code is what you send to everyone you know and convince them to sign up for deals, and your referral hub is where you can track your progress and rewards.

I keep sharing my link with people, but my referral count isn’t changing

After someone signs up using your link, they need to confirm their email address (this ensures the email is legit). After they confirm, your referral count should be updated within a few hours. So if you’re not seeing your count updated, it means you need to bug your friends to confirm their email in their inbox.

I reached a referral prize milestone, how can I redeem my Estes Park swag?

When you reach a referral milestone, you will be sent an email with a unique promo code so you can place your order on our store. If you’re redeeming multiple prizes at once, you will need to place a separate order for each referral tier. If you can’t find this email in your inbox or have an issue with your order, feel free to reach out to us at

How can I tell my referral count/ who I have already referred?

Scroll to the bottom of any newsletter and hit the “Click to share” button. Under the “Your Network” tab you can review who you’ve referred to the Estes Park newsletters.

Advertising + Partnerships + Marketing

How can I advertise with

Fill our partnership request form here(this link opens in a new tab). Someone on our incredible brand partnerships team will contact you with more information if it seems like a good fit.

I want to partner with a Estes Park product

We’re flattered. Email and, if we think it’s a good fit for partnership, we’ll get back to you.

Tech Issues

I haven’t been receiving the Estes Park Newsletters

Hope you haven’t missed us too badly!
There are a few reasons why this might be happening and some ways to fix this:
1. Check your spam/junk folders.Email can be tricky and the deals may end up there. If you find the newsletter, you should be able to right click and “mark as not spam” or drag and drop the mail back into the primary inbox. After a few days of opening it, your inbox should recognize it as not spam.
2. Do you have a corporate or school email?The newsletter can sometimes bounce (get rejected) because of spam filters. We recommend requesting that your IT department—it’s a pretty simple task for them. Otherwise, you can switch your subscription to your personal email address. They tend to be a bit more freewheeling.
3. Accidental unsubscribeYou may have accidentally unsubscribed! Scroll to the bottom of your last newsletter and click the link on the “Update your email preferences” button to check.
4. Try re-subscribingIf all else fails, use the subscribe pages at the top of this page and try rejoining the list.
If none of these are the case, email us at Feel free to catch up on any issues you’ve missed on our archive page.

Can I switch over my email address to a new one?

Of course. If you scroll to the bottom of the newsletter and hit the “Update Email Preferences” button, you can switch email addresses without losing your referrals.

I need to change my email address, but don’t have access to my old email.

Email with your old email address as well as the new email address you would like to newsletter to go to. We’ll get this updated, and make sure all of your referrals will be transferred over as well.

Why am I getting a double dose of the Estes park Newsletter?

It’s possible you have subscribed using two different email addresses that are attached to the same inbox. If this is the case and you would like to receive the Newsletter once a day, you can go ahead and unsubscribe one of the addresses by clicking “Update Email Preferences” at the bottom of the email.

Merch + Swag

I haven’t gotten my stickers yet

We are working our hardest to get you your merchandise as quickly as possible.

Do you ship merchandise internationally?

We unfortunately do not send Estes Park merchandise internationally due to the high shipping costs. We suggest to our most loyal non-US readers to use a US address (maybe from a friend/family member). We’re actively working on a solution so that our international readers can get our referral rewards, too.

If your questions weren’t answered here, please reach out to us at and a member of our team will follow up with you ASAP.


  • 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.