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The famous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO. Stephen King wrote The Shining here and based it on the hotel. Ghost stories abound on the tour. Besides all that it is a beautiful and grand place to stay or visit.

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First-Timer's Guide: Estes Park

First-Timer's Guide: Estes Park | There’s something for everyone in this Rocky Mountain town, from outdoor adventures to delicious food and haunted hotels. | March 18, 2015

Estes Park Aerial Tramway

Estes Park Aerial Tramway --- this is a stitch to do, and easy to do with kids. There are lots of chipmunks at the top to enjoy watching!

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First-Timer's Guide: Estes Park

No matter the season, tourists and locals flock to Estes Park for its breathtaking scenery, various outdoors adventures, and unparalleled wildlife viewing. This historic town—it was named for a gold miner named Joel Estes, who “discovered” the Estes Valley in 1859—is also (and most notably) the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, which includes 415 square miles of mountains, lakes, trails, and rivers.

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Two Days Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Colorado

Tips and advice on what to see when visiting Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park in Colorado, including tips on photogenic spots, where to stay and what to do.

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