Welcome to Downtown Estes Park, CO

Where wild meets life

"Where wild meets life"

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A little about Estes Park

The village of Estes Park is at 7,522 feet above sea level and cradled by mountain peaks ranging from 9,000 to 14,259 feet. It is the mountain getaway at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park and only a 90-minute drive from Denver. This year-round, family-friendly community welcomes you to enjoy the Rocky Mountains. Wildlife is part of the scenery. Don’t be surprised to discover elk bedding down on the seventh fairway or walking across aptly named Elkhorn Avenue downtown. Bighorn sheep favor the Big Thompson Canyon or hang out at Sheep Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Rocky Mountains are on full display as you drive into town, so sightseeing is a must. Drive up the winding Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park and marvel at the thundering Big Thompson River. Avid photographers drive Trail Ridge Road for the best picture spots at Many Parks Curve and Forest Canyon Overlook.

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The history of Estes Park

Before white men came to the Estes Park valley, the Arapaho lived there in the summertime, and called the valley "the Circle." When three elderly Arapahoes visited Estes Park in 1914, they pointed out sites they remembered from their younger days. A photograph at the Estes Park Museum identified the touring party as Shep Husted, guide; Gun Griswold, a 73 year old judge; Sherman Sage, a 63 year old chief of police; Tom Crispin, 38 year old reservation resident and interpreter; Oliver W. Toll, recorder; and David Robert Hawkins, a Princeton student. In 1903, a new road was opened from Loveland through the Big Thompson River canyon to Estes Park, increasing access to the valley. In 1907, three Loveland men established the first auto stage line from Loveland to Estes Park with three five-passenger touring Stanley Steamers. The following year, Mr. Stanley built nine-passenger steam busses and opened a bus line between Lyons and Estes Park.

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140 Moraine Ave
Estes Park, Colorado

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Businesses in Estes Park, Colorado

Here is a collection of downtown Estes Park, Colorado businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Earthwood Collections


Jewelry, photography, pottery, art glass and fine woodworking


Mountain Blown Glass


See the art of creation


Barbara's Bed & Breakfast


Come prepared to be pampered


Deer Crest on Fall River


A unique riverfront resort


Kokopelli Inn


An enchanting southwest bed and breakfast


Sonnenhof Bed & Breakfast


European style Bed & Breakfast


The Stanley Hotel


Known for its architecture and magnificent setting


Rocky Mountain National Park

Museums / Attractions

Awe inspiring beauty


Snowy Peaks Winery

Museums / Attractions

Wine with Altitude!


Grubsteak Restaurant


Best burgers in town


Grumpy Gringo


Freshly Prepared Food of Traditional Mexican Recipes


Kind Coffee


Locally owned & operated coffee shop


Mama Rose's Restaurant


Homemade Italian on the Riverwalk, Gluten Free Available


Twin Owls Steakhouse


Rustic ambiance of a 1920's mountain log homestead


Kirks Fly Shop & Mountain Adventures


A full pro-line fly shop & mountain adventure company


Riverspointe Spa


Your sacred space


Fall River Jewelry & Antiques


Fine, Antique & Vintage Jewelry, Coins, Stamps and Antiques




A unique woman's boutique


Macdonald Book Shop


A comprehensive, independent, historic bookstore


Twisted Pine Fur & Leather


Specializes in fine men's and women's leather coats


Village Goldsmith


Handcrafted artistry since 1976