Rocky Mountain National Park
Getting there: Denver to Estes Park In Estes Park , U.S. 36 meets up with U.S. 34, with the Big Thompson Canyon and continues through Rocky Mountain National Park to Granby and Grand Lake. The drive is an estimated an hour and a half from the central part of Denver .
Things to See Along the Drive The Continental Divide. Golden Gate Canyon State Park . Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. Eldora Ski Resort. Ghost towns (Hesse, Caribou, and Apex). Rocky Mountain National Park . Lake Estes .
Denver International Airport
An entrance fee is charged to get into Rocky Mountain National Park . Currently there is a $35 per vehicle entrance fee which is good for 7 days. The park has a “Day Use Pass” valid for one day only and costs $25. Also, if you walk in or take the Shuttle Bus, a fee of $20 per person is charged, good for 7 days.
99 Gorgeous Places in Colorado : Part 1, The Postcard Places Trappers Peak. Pikes Peak. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park. Painted Wall, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Royal Gorge Bridge. Steamboat Rock, Dinosaur National Monument. Fish Creek Falls.
Private Estes Park Shuttle Bus Take the Estes Park Shuttle from the Denver’s Union Station, Denver International Airport or Denver Greyhound Bus Station to Estes Park . It’s $95 round-trip ($55 one-way). Contact (970-586-5151, estesparkshuttle.com for more information.
Re: Denver to Estes – Will the drive scare me? Denver to Estes isn’t bad, but if you’re planning on going into Rocky Mountain National Park , you might find Trail Ridge Road nerve-wracking.
From the Denver’s Union Station (or the Denver International Airport or Denver Greyhound Bus Station), you can ride with a private operator to Estes Park (970-586-5151, estesparkshuttle.com). It’s $95 round-trip ($55 one-way), which is a bit more expensive but faster.
10 Unique Places to Stay in Estes Park YMCA of the Rockies. 2515 Tunnel Rd., Estes Park . The Stanley Hotel. Baldpate Inn. Woodlands On Fall River. Rustic River Cabins. Della Terra Mountain Chateau. Estes Park is great for romantic jaunts, but it also makes for an awesome spot to hold a larger family gathering or reunion with old friends. Estes Park Resort.