Estes Park, Colorado is a mountain town that sits on the Eastern side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The town is filled with tourists visiting throughout the year, especially in the summer months, but the vibrant local community outshines the tourist attractions. Estes Park offers everything from a local school system, hospital, grocery stores, shopping, restaurants, art, library, festivals, and of course plenty of outdoor activities.
What Airport is near Estes Park, Colorado?
The Denver International Airport is located at 8500 Peña Blvd. Denver, CO. If you are flying in, there are several rental car companies that operate from the airport. There are also shuttles that run from the Denver airport to Estes Park. Estes Park is approximately an 1.5 hour drive from Denver, Colorado (depending on traffic).
Estes park transit
Once you are in Estes Park, there are free seasonal shuttles available both in the town of Estes Park as well as in Rocky Mountain National Park. For entrance into the national park, you will need to purchase a pass even if you are riding the shuttle.
Top Shops in Estes Park
If you enjoy shopping, downtown Estes Park has a lot of great little shops. A few of my favorites include:
- Trendz boutique: I look through this shop each time I come to Estes Park for home decor, fashion, jewelry, candles and gifts.
- Mary Jane’s boutique: We look through this shop for kids gifts, home decor, fashion, jewelry and gifts.
- Macdonald Bookshop: This is a historic bookstore with an expansive selection of books and helpful service.
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