Riverwalk - a Hidden Gem
Estes Park has a hidden gem right outside the back door of downtown main street - the Riverwalk. Driving through Estes Park on the way to Rocky Mountain National Park, you don't see this beautiful river park meandering placidly through the middle of town, but it is definitely not to be missed. The two rivers that run through the Estes Park valley (Fall River and Big Thompson River) merge in downtown Estes Park and are the stars of Riverwalk. Water themed sculptures, rock-lined water features, viewing benches, grassy areas, outdoor cafes, gazebos, bridges, rock walkways, and great people watching await you. Take a stroll, enjoy the sunshine adn the soothing sounds of the river rushing by. From Performance Park at the west end, through downtown to Lake Estes at the east end makes a great, easy walk. You can shop (or not), visit galleries, stop to let the kids play at the playground, grab a snack on an outside deck, or just sit on a bench, relax, and enjoy the mountain air.