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.

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.

When to visit Estes Park

Estes Park in April
Estimated hotel price
$191
1 night at 3-star hotel
Estes Park in April
Estimated hotel price
$191
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Estes Park in July, when the average temperature is 16 °C, and the highest can go up to 25 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -8 °C, with an average temperature of -2 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 50 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Estes Park, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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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 92 km from Estes Park. The shortest flight to Estes Park from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 17h 20m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Estes Park. The train journey from Estes Park to Lincoln takes 8h 10m and costs around $128 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Grand Junction, expect to pay about $136 for a 8h 34m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Estes Park is to pick up a car hire from Denver, which is about 84 km from Estes Park. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in Denver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Estes Park, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Bus. From Gunnison, the bus ride to Estes Park takes 459 km and will cost you around $131. From Omaha, the ticket costs about $311 for a journey of 998 km.

Plane

Although Estes Park doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Denver Airport (DEN), which is located 92 km from Estes Park. The shortest flight to Estes Park from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 17h 20m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Estes Park. The train journey from Estes Park to Lincoln takes 8h 10m and costs around $128 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Grand Junction, expect to pay about $136 for a 8h 34m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Estes Park is to pick up a car hire from Denver, which is about 84 km from Estes Park. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in Denver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Estes Park, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Bus. From Gunnison, the bus ride to Estes Park takes 459 km and will cost you around $131. From Omaha, the ticket costs about $311 for a journey of 998 km.

Airports near Estes Park

Airlines serving Estes Park

Lufthansa
Good (4,689 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (946 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,560 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,611 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,290 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (487 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,593 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,950 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,123 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,894 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (868 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (924 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,182 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,687 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (834 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (406 reviews)
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Where to stay in Estes Park

Average rates range from around $551 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $529 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Inn On Fall River and Brynwood on the River.

Where to stay in popular areas of Estes Park

Most booked hotels in Estes Park

The Historic Crag's Lodge
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$369+
Estes Mountain Inn
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$201+
The Estes Park Resort
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$429+
Alpine Trail Ridge Inn
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$228+
Holiday Inn Estes Park
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
$326+

Hiring a car in Estes Park

Expect to pay $1.69 per litre in Estes Park (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.23 and $26.97. The most frequently booked car type in Estes Park is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Rio or similar) is, on average, 24% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.69 per litre in Estes Park (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.23 and $26.97. The most frequently booked car type in Estes Park is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Rio or similar) is, on average, 24% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.