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Estes Park
"A World Above "
Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, summer playground, home to a herd of 3,000 elk available to visitors, and home of the hotel we've all seen where Jack Nicholson terrorized his family in "The Shining", these are a few of the things Estes Park you can experience. Place this on your list of "must see" in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado!
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Horses Hi Country Stables Horses Hi Country Stables
Glacier Creek (970) 586-3244
Moraine Park (970) 586-2327
Only stables located in Rocky Mountain National Park . Call for reservations.
Estes Park Mountain Shop Estes Park Mountain Shop
We are a specialty outdoor store located in downtown Estes Park, Colorado at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Since 1986 we have been offering equipment, apparel, rentals and guided trips and instruction for all of our favorite activities. This Winter we are offering a variety of clinics, lessons and guided trips for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. In the Summer look for raft trips, rock climbing lessons, fly fishing instruction and kids adventure day camps. We also have a huge rental department featuring snowshoes, downhill skis, sleds and tubes along with camping and climbing equipment
Colorado Mountain School Colorado Mountain School
We guide expeditions all over the world, but we are located in Estes Park and Boulder, in the heart of the Colorado Front Range, and less than two hours from Denver. In our home climbing areas (Eldorado Canyon and Rocky Mountain National Park to name two), we offer all aspects of a complete climbing education, from beginning rock to Big Walls, from an introductory snow school to M6 ice on Longs Peak (14,259'). We climb in some of the finest and most diverse rock and alpine terrain in the North America.
YMCA of the Rockies YMCA of the Rockies
Outdoor Education is a natural blend of the social and academic experience that creates a lifetime impression. The Estes Park Center/YMCA of the Rockies offers you and your classroom unique learning opportunities in the outdoor environment. We invite you and your students to explore the wonders of the natural world through discovery and hands-on experiences. Our fun-packed programs will provide your group with adventuresome opportunities in a spectacular outdoor setting. Our curriculum offerings are designed to engage the student in the learning process. This educational style generates real enthusiasm that can be carried back to the classroom for reinforcement. Our staff is comprised of experienced educators trained to direct and lead the activities. We invite you to share our excitement for learning.
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La Chaumiere La Chaumiere
Vince and Edith Williams Proprietors Closed Mondays. Reservations Recommended
Are you looking for a place to have a quiet romantic dinner, maybe celebrating an anniversary or would like to ask that special someone to spend the rest of their life with you? Or just a restaurant that offers tranquil mountain vistas in an elegant setting?
Big Horn Restaurant Big Horn Restaurant
A gathering place for locals serving breakfast and lunch year round, dinners May through October
Molly B™
Many visitors choose Estes as the perfect place to get married or gather for a family reunion. Since 1984 Susan and Randy, owners of the Molly B.TM have offered a variety of services to the locals and visitors alike. Molly B.TM is a great restaurant with good food and a comfortable homey atmosphere. Catering services for every occasion are available.
Nicky's Resort Cattleman's Club Nicky's Resort Cattleman's Club
Enjoy gourmet dining in the Cattlemen's Club dining Room with accommodations for up to 150 persons for any occasion. The house specialties include prime rib roasting in rock salt, steaks, chops, fresh seafood (flown in daily) and Northern Italian cuisine...all an unforgettable delight for any food Connoisseur.
The Stanley Hotel
Sunday Champagne Brunch Dining in the MacGregor Room and the Verandah Serving from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Summer Season Adults- $23.95 Children 4-11- $12.95 Under 4- Free.  Reservations Strongly recommended
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Estes Park Music Festival at The Stanley Hotel
Annual Frost Giant 5K and 10 K races
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Estes Park Music Festival at The Stanley Hotel
Annual Renewal of Vows at The Stanley Hotel
Imagine This! Annual family arts festival Eates Park High School

Winter Trails Weekend free 2 day event RMNP

Full Moon Walk in RMNP
Estes Park Music Festival at The Stanley Hotel
Full Moon Walk in RMNP
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Estes Park Music Festival at The Stanley Hotel
Annual Income Tax Bowl at the Timberline Restaurant
Estes Park Festival of Wine
Jazz Fest
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Mondays - Wednesdays Estes Park Rodeo Series
Lake Estes Fishing Derby

Estes Park Cycling Challenge

Wool Market
Optimist's Big Horn Challenge
Annual Teddy Bear Picnic
Music in the Mountains
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Bond Park
Thursday Night Live Live concerts in the parking lot of the Cultural Arts Council offices
Estes Park Music Festival Classical Concert Series Monday nights in July & August
Fireworks over Lake Estes
Music in the Mountains
Annual Riverside Ballroom Reunion Dance
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Thursday Night Live Live concerts in the parking lot of the Cultural Arts Council offices
Estes Park Music Festival Classical Concert Series Monday nights in July & August
Annual Estes Park Library Used Book Sale
Labor Day Crafts Show
Chamber Music Festival
Labor Day Crafts Show
Annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highlands Festival
Scottish-Irish Highlands Festival Parade
Fine Arts & Crafts Show

Autumn Gold A Festival of Brats & Bands

Lines into Shapes Annual Juried Art Show
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Lines into Shapes Annual Juried Art Show
Elk Fest
Merchants Surprise Sale
Estes Park Plein Air, annual festival of Fine Art and Wine
Estes Park Music Festival at The Stanley Hotel
Come Catch the Glow Christmas Parade
Annual Holiday House Christmas Bazaar
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Estes Park Music Festival at The Stanley Hotel
Estes Park Music Festival Fantasy Ball
Holiday Home Tour
Holiday Gift Emporium
Holiday Art Walk
Celebrate Estes© Christmas Shopping Fun
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The Baldpate Inn B&B The Baldpate Inn B&B
Innkeepers Lois & MacKenzie Smith, Jen & Pete Macakanja
The Baldpate Inn, located seven miles south of Estes Park, Colorado, and next to Rocky Mountain National Park, is a classic mountain getaway offering Bed and Breakfast lodging, a specialty restaurant, and spectacular views. Built in 1917, the Inn has been attracting guests for 85 years to its main lodge and cabins. Baldpate boasts comfortable accommodations, award-winning dining, and the world’s largest key collection from its perch on Twin Sisters Mountain at an elevation of 9,000 feet. 12 rooms in the main lodge and 4 cabins.
Machin's Cottages in the Pines Machin's Cottages in the Pines
Phone : (970) 586-4276
Innkeepers The Machin Family
Open late May through September, cottages are available with one, two or three bedrooms, fireplaces, private deck, and it's own picnic area.
Estes Park Campground Estes Park Campground
Enjoy the rustic beauty of your campsite in the spectacular mountain setting of aspens and pines at the 8,200 foot elevation. Awake to a "million dollar view" of Ypsilon Mountain and other snowcapped peaks of the Continental Divide. Hike any of several scenic trails into Rocky Mountain National Park from your campsite. Fish the East Portal Reservoir for German Brown and Rainbow Trout located on the campground.
The Stanley Hotel The Stanley Hotel
White-pillared Georgian architecture, fine dining and dancing echo the graciousness of a bygone era and the rich history of The Stanley Hotel. The Stanley hosts hundreds of conferences and weddings and many thousands of tourists yearly. The ultimate "romantic getaway". The Stanley is located 72 miles north of Denver
Misty Mountain Lodge Misty Mountain Lodge
Mountainside setting. Big Thompson River is right out front. Value priced lodging--rustic setting. Fireplaces and kitchens. 2 minutes on Riverwalk to downtown. 2 miles drive to National Park. Hot tub. Gas grills. Picnic Tables. Rooms, Suites, Cabins. Packages available. Groups. All rooms are NON-SMOKING. Sorry, because of our frequent wildlife visitors, we cannot accept pets. Open year-round.
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Earthwood Artisans Earthwood Artisans
Earthwood Artisans, a gallery of fine art and handcrafts, is located in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. We offer a large selection of photography, jewelry, jewelry boxes, pottery, unique music, stained glass, blown glass, lamps, tapestries and weavings, sculpture, fine wood-working, kaleidoscopes, wind chimes and other fine handcrafted items.
High Country Amish Quilts and Country Store High Country Amish Quilts and Country Store
Rooted in Indiana Amish and Mennonite heritage, our Amish country store is filled with Amish art, hand-crafts, and other fine gifts. Many of our quilts are sewn on treadle sewing machines or are hand appliqued according to the high standards of the Amish. High Country Amish Quilts and Country Store is a Christian-based organization which supports an extensive prayer ministry for its' customers and quilters.
The Christmas Shoppe and The Spruce House The Christmas Shoppe and The Spruce House
The Christmas Shoppe and The Spruce House in Estes Park, Colorado have been spreading holiday cheer from the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park for over 32 years. We offer Christmas collectibles, gifts, ornaments and decorations by Lynn Haney, Department 56, Old World Christmas, Christopher Radko, Margaret Furlong, Waechtersbach, Biedermann, Steinbach, Annalee, Byers', and others.
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