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Estes Park, Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) has four entrances, two of which are less than 4 miles from Estes Park, Colorado. Another is within 20 miles of this idyllic Colorado mountain town and the last is over on the west side of the park. So basically if you fly into Denver and want to see RMNP, you are probably going to end up passing through. Estes Park sits at the north end of the Front Range’s famed Peak-to-Peak Highway and is home to mountain guides, mountaineers, climbers, mountain bikers, fly fisherman, backcountry skiers and snowboarders; basically, pick anything could dream of doing in the Rockies and someone is living in Estes Park doing it. Backcountry adventure is the highlight around here and the adjacent, now-defunct ski areas, like Davis Hill and Hidden Valley, give skiers and snowboarders plenty of terrain outside the park. And yes, Stephen King did find inspiration for The Shining in Estes Park at the now-famous Stanley Hotel (many visitors book a room for a different kind of adrenaline rush). Whatever the activity, Estes Park is a place to get your kicks.


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Featured Mountains in Estes Park

Mountain Approx. Elevation
Twin Sisters Peaks 11,332 ft (3,454 m)
Sundance Mountain 12,447 ft (3,794 m)
Pole Hill 8,684 ft (2,647 m)
Little Matterhorn 11,532 ft (3,515 m)
Lily Mountain 9,734 ft (2,967 m)
Kruger Rock 9,324 ft (2,842 m)
Hallett Peak 12,598 ft (3,840 m)
Estes Cone 11,010 ft (3,356 m)
Emerald Mountain 9,209 ft (2,807 m)
Deer Mountain 10,006 ft (3,050 m)