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 Georgias at the Lodge (333 E Wonder View Ave) are great picks.

When to visit Estes Park

Estes Park in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Estes Park in February
Estimated hotel price
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


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 20h 16m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Estes Park. The train journey from Estes Park to McCook takes 4h 32m and costs around $71 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Gunnison, expect to pay about $76 for a 4h 45m trip.


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 Sixt and Thrifty, among others, in Denver.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Estes Park, including Greyhound, Bus and Amtrak. From Gunnison, the bus ride to Estes Park takes 459 km and will cost you around $132. From Omaha, the ticket costs about $157 for a journey of 998 km.

Airports near Estes Park

Airlines serving Estes Park

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Air Canada
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Where to stay in Estes Park

Average rates range from around $733 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $448 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Fawn Valley Inn and The Inn on Fall River & Fall River Cabins.

Where to stay in popular areas of Estes Park

Most booked hotels in Estes Park

Murphy's Resort
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
The Historic Crags Lodge
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
The Estes Park Resort
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Alpine Trail Ridge Inn
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
The Ridgeline Hotel, Estes Park, Ascend Hotel Collection
Good (7.5, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Estes Park

Expect to pay $1.68 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 $20.05 and $26.73.