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. Estes Park deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

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 November
Estimated hotel price
€110
1 night at 3-star hotel
Estes Park in November
Estimated hotel price
€110
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 Ireland departs from Dublin and takes around 9h 45m.

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 €49 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Grand Junction, expect to pay about €53 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 Dollar and Budget, among others, in Denver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Estes Park, including FlixBus, Busbud and Greyhound. From Loveland, the bus ride to Estes Park takes 97 km and will cost you around €74. From Albuquerque, the ticket costs about €44 for a journey of 885 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 Ireland departs from Dublin and takes around 9h 45m.

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 €49 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Grand Junction, expect to pay about €53 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 Dollar and Budget, among others, in Denver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Estes Park, including FlixBus, Busbud and Greyhound. From Loveland, the bus ride to Estes Park takes 97 km and will cost you around €74. From Albuquerque, the ticket costs about €44 for a journey of 885 km.

Airports near Estes Park

Airlines serving Estes Park

Lufthansa
Good (4,555 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
SWISS
Good (908 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,348 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,571 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,274 reviews)
Air France
Good (966 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,537 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (480 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,898 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,474 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,616 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Finnair
Good (878 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (821 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,135 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (907 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (826 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,379 reviews)
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Where to stay in Estes Park

Average rates range from around €248 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to €285 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include The Inn on Fall River & Fall River Cabins and Brynwood on the River.

Where to stay in popular areas of Estes Park

Most booked hotels in Estes Park

Murphy's Resort
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
€84+
The Historic Crag's Lodge
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
€85+
Estes Mountain Inn
2 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
€98+
The Estes Park Resort
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
€189+
Holiday Inn Estes Park
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
€128+

Hiring a car in Estes Park

Expect to pay €0.94 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 €11.22 and €14.96.

Expect to pay €0.94 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 €11.22 and €14.96.