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How to Get Here

Shuttle service is available from the airport to your lodging if you want to go car-less during your summer mountain vacation.

If renting a car, ask about using the toll road (E470) from the airport to I25 Northbound.  It’s fastest with less traffic, but also costs more.

From I25, you can either take Hwy 36 or Hwy 34 west to Estes Park.

Take Hwy 34 through Loveland.

Take Hwy 36 through Boulder and Lyons.

Take the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway through Allenspark and Hwy 7.  There are 2 routes, from Boulder and from the I70 corridor.

  • From Boulder, take 119 (Boulder Canyon) up to Hwy 72 . Continue on to Hwy 7 and into Estes Park.
  • From the I70 corridor, take I70 to exit 243 for the Central City Parkway, then follow Hwy 119 North  to Hwy 72 North until it joins Hwy 7 below Allenspark.   An alternate route is to take Hwy 6 out of Golden to Hwy 119.

Take US34 through the National Park. That’s the scenic Trail Ridge Road over the Continental Divide. It’s not open in the winter, and closes in mid to late October due to snow.  It usually re-opens late May for the summer months.  Call 970-586-1222 for a recorded message on current road status.


Off of I70, take CO6 east of Idaho Springs to the Peak to Peak National Scenic ByWay (119 to 72 to 7) that enters Estes from the south.