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Holiday Shopping in Estes Park - Get your Shopping Done & Support Local Business!

Ladies shopping Estes Park

Ladies enjoying a recent shopping excursion in Estes Park

Gratefully, much of Estes Park is ready for business as usual! The majority of shops, restaurants, and lodging establishments have their doors open for customers.

A great way to support Estes Park is to come up for a shopping getaway.  Grab a friend and drive up the hill - it's a beautiful drive!

Map to Estes Park

  • Surprise Sidewalk Sale - this weekend October 12-13 Estes Park merchants move merchandise onto the sidewalks for spectacular deals
  • Find that perfect accessory or decor item at one of the boutique shops in town
  • Visit a gallery - a photo or print of stunning Rocky Mountain scenery will add natural inspiration to any wall and be a reminder of the "Mountain Strong" spirit we all love
  • Christmas shops in town carry unique ornaments and manger scenes that are perfect mementos of happy memories in Estes Park
  • Unwind with a spa treatment - Riverspointe Spa is now re-located along the peaceful Riverwalk downtown and their experienced staff would love to pamper you!
  • Dine at one of the wonderful restaurants in Estes Park - we have cuisine to suit anyone's taste or budget
  • Stay overnight, and the the crisp mountain air and majestic mountains transport you back to what really matters

So many folks from around the globe have sent their well wishes and prayers to Estes Park after the recent flooding.  It's been absolutely heartwarming to see the way the community has come together to repair and rebuild.  Thank you for your support and love for Estes Park -we'll see you soon!

Estes Park Flood Recovery - We are Mountain Strong!

Mountain Strong Estes Park Flood Recovery

Estes Park is open and ready for guests via the scenic Peak to Peak Highway! It's a perfect time of year to travel this historic scenic route and enjoy the fall colors in their finest.  The elk are bugling, the downtown is open, and our town is ready to embrace all the wonderful people who have shown an outpouring of kindness and support after the Colorado floods. 

How to get here:

  • Scenic Peak to Peak Highway: Take Hwy 119 north through Blackhawk, follow north to town of Nederland, (Hwy 119 turns into Hwy 72), continue on Hwy 72 to where it meets Hwy 7, take a left at the stop sign and follow Hwy 7 past Allenspark into Estes Park
  • Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park is accesible via Trail Ridge Road as weather allows.  Please check with the National Parks Service here, as weather can change quickly. 

Elk Fest:

Saturday & Sunday, September 28th and 29th

We are so happy to report that Elk Fest is still happening in Bond Park! Come enjoy the haunting beauty of the elk bugle, witness the elk rut up close, and enjoy live music and dining!

Lodging:

Many of our local businesses were fortunate to sustain minor damage, and are ready to welcome guests to enjoy the still beautiful mountains and wildlife. Please visit our Lodging Guide to contact the individual properties for more info.  Here are the known open properties:

Alpine Trail Ridge Inn, Amberwood, America's Best Value Inn & Suites, Annie's Mountain Retreat, Anniversary Inn, Appenzell Inn, Aspen Brook Vacation Homes, Aspenhaus Lodge, Aspen Winds, Beaver Brook on the River, Best Western PLUS Silver Saddle, Black Canyon Inn, Blackhawk Lodges, Braeside Cabin, Brynwood on the River, Bunkhouse at Old Mountain, Castle Mountain Lodge, Cliffside Cottages, Columbine Inn, Coyote Mountain Lodge, Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Deer Crest on Fall River, The Discovery Lodge, Estes Park Bed & Breakfast, The Estes Park Resort, Fawn Valley Inn, The Golden Leaf Inn, Lazy R Cottages, The Maxwell Inn, McGregor Mountain Lodge, Misty Mountain Lodge, Mountain Shadows Cabins, Mountain Valley Home B&B, Murphy's Resort, Murphy's River Lodge, Nickys Resort, Paradise on the River RV Park & Cabins, Pine Haven Resort, Ponderosa Lodge, Rams Horn Village Resort, River Rock Cabins, River Stone Resorts & Bear Paw Suites, Riverwood on Fall River, Rustic River Cabins, Rodeway Inn, Rockmount Cottages, Romantic RiverSong B&B, Silver Moon Inn, Stonebrook on Fall River, The Stanley Hotel, Streamside on Fall River, Sunnyside Knoll Resort, Swiftcurrent Lodge, Timber Creek Chalets, Triple R Cottages, Valhalla Resort, Wildwood Inn & Spa, YMCA of the Rockies (Will open Oct 4)

Ways You Can Help:

Monetary Donations - A special flood relief fund is now set up through Crossroads Ministry to receive and disperse funds for local flood victims.  Visit www.crossroadsministryofEP.org to donate; designate donation for flood relief. 

Volunteer - The Volunteer Clearinghouse is now open from 8 am - 5 pm. You can email them at vch@estes.org with offers of support.  If you are looking to volunteer, please call 970-577-3974.

Visit Estes Park - Come on up to show your love for our beautiful town! We are a community of small, local businesses largely dependant on tourism.  We welcome your patronage, and are deeply grateful for the global outpouring of love.  It gives us strength to rebuild! #mountainstrong