Nestled high in the scenic Rocky Mountains, Estes Park is a hideaway for the fun-loving traveler. Whether you enjoy climbing to new heights on the trails, or prefer a more mellow vibe, there are plenty of amazing things to do in Estes Park. Breathtaking views, fresh mountain air, and friendly people await you, from the quaint city Riverwalk to the lakeside camping spots and RMNP hiking trails. For people of all ages and tastes, visiting Estes Park will be a trip to remember!
Downtown Estes Park Shops and Riverwalk
Locals and tourists alike flock to Estes Parks’ charming downtown area. The whole family can enjoy this area packed with boutique shops, restaurants, and activities. Both the Big Thompson River and Fall River weave through town, offering gorgeous sights and sounds for your delight. Wandering down the Riverwalk, dining and shopping as you go, is one of the many wonderful things to do in Estes Park.
Rocky Mountain Park is the third most visited park within the National Park system in the United States for good reason. At the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is a year-round playground for those who love the outdoors. With world-class RMNP hiking, snowshoeing, fishing, mountain biking, and wildlife watching all within short reach, you’re sure to find an adventure that’s up your alley! The town is situated on the border of Rocky Mountain National Park, which boasts outdoor destinations like Bear Lake, Lily Mountain, Lumpy Ridge, and Kruger Rock, all perfect for a day’s hike, picnic, or other excursion.
Estes Park also plays host to some of the best wilderness guides and outfitters in the nation, perfect for those looking for priceless photo ops, jeep or ATV tours, or to simply learn from the experts.
The town of Estes Park may be quaint, but that doesn’t mean everyone goes to bed at 9! After dark, people come out to play, savoring fine wines, craft brews, and live music at dozens of nighttime hotspots. Among the many things to do in Estes Park are 2 breweries, a winery, and a distillery, all with an excellent selection of libations for those with refined tastes. The Stanley Hotel hosts headlines National music acts on a regular basis. Whether you’re looking for a place to shake what your momma gave ya, or to find a quiet pub for a round of pool, this town has what you need. Don’t forget you can enjoy live music, nightly, in-season around the fire pit at the Blue Door Inn as well!
And don’t worry- Estes Park has plenty of kid-friendly nightlife options too. Stay up past your bedtime at our bowling alley, movie theatre, or perhaps catch a live show!
When it's time to visit us, don't worry about finding things to do in Estes Park! The friendly lobby staff at the Blue Door Inn are here to guide you through your trip and ensure a wonderful experience.