Estes Park travel guide

Estes Park Tourism | Estes Park Guide

You're Going to Love Estes Park

With a population of 5,858, Estes Park is a must-see destination in Colorado, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Estes Park deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Estes Park

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Dunraven at the Estes Park Resort (1700 Big Thompson Ave.) and Seven Keys Lodge (4900 Co-7) are great picks.

Most popular restaurants in Estes Park

Continental
Wonderful (104 reviews)
Continental
Wonderful (104 reviews)

When to visit Estes Park

Estes Park in November
Estimated hotel price
$119
1 night at 3-star hotel
Estes Park in November
Estimated hotel price
$119
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Estes Park in July, when the average temperature is 60.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 77 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 17.6 °F, with an average temperature of 28.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 2″. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Estes Park, with an average rainfall of 0″.

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How to Get to Estes Park

Plane

Although Estes Park doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Denver Airport (DEN), which is located 57 miles from Estes Park. Vail Eagle County is the most popular, with regular flights from United Airlines, Air Canada, Avianca and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Estes Park departs from Minneapolis and takes around 2h 03m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Estes Park. The train journey from Estes Park to Grand Junction takes 8h 34m and costs around $47 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Omaha, expect to pay about $57 for a 9h 31m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Estes Park is to pick up a car rental from Denver, which is about 52 miles from Estes Park. You’ll find branches of Fox and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Denver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Estes Park, including FlixBus, Busbud and Bus. From Albuquerque, the bus ride to Estes Park takes 550 miles and will cost you around $52. From Omaha, the ticket costs about $95 for a journey of 620 miles.

Plane

Although Estes Park doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Denver Airport (DEN), which is located 57 miles from Estes Park. Vail Eagle County is the most popular, with regular flights from United Airlines, Air Canada, Avianca and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Estes Park departs from Minneapolis and takes around 2h 03m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Estes Park. The train journey from Estes Park to Grand Junction takes 8h 34m and costs around $47 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Omaha, expect to pay about $57 for a 9h 31m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Estes Park is to pick up a car rental from Denver, which is about 52 miles from Estes Park. You’ll find branches of Fox and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Denver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Estes Park, including FlixBus, Busbud and Bus. From Albuquerque, the bus ride to Estes Park takes 550 miles and will cost you around $52. From Omaha, the ticket costs about $95 for a journey of 620 miles.

Airports near Estes Park

Airlines serving Estes Park

Lufthansa
Good (4,573 reviews)
KLM
Good (850 reviews)
SWISS
Good (919 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,397 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,591 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,273 reviews)
Air France
Good (971 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,921 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,117 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,658 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (884 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,151 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (914 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,454 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
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Where to stay in Estes Park

Average rates range from around $277 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $307 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Brynwood on the River and Hotel Estes.

Where to stay in popular areas of Estes Park

Most booked hotels in Estes Park

Murphy's Resort
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, 1238 reviews)
$89+
The Historic Crag's Lodge
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, 200 reviews)
$92+
Estes Mountain Inn
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, 692 reviews)
$103+
The Estes Park Resort
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 464 reviews)
$204+
Holiday Inn Estes Park
3 stars
Good (7.7, 423 reviews)
$138+
Rocky Mountain Hotel & Conference Center
3 stars
Okay (5.9, 1985 reviews)
$112+

Renting a car in Estes Park

Renting a car in Estes Park costs $55 per day, on average, or $110 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 2% cheaper than airport locations in Estes Park.

Expect to pay $3.86 per gallon in Estes Park (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.33 and $61.78.

Renting a car in Estes Park costs $55 per day, on average, or $110 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 2% cheaper than airport locations in Estes Park.

Expect to pay $3.86 per gallon in Estes Park (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.33 and $61.78.