How to Get Here
How to get to Estes Park, Colorado - BOTH Hwy 36 from Lyons and Hwy 34 from Loveland are open!:
The quickest routes from the Front Range are to take Hwy 66/36 through Lyons to Estes Park, or Hwy 34 through Loveland if you're coming from the northern Front Range.
Entrance to Estes Park from the south is via 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 (not shown on the small map above). Continue on to Hwy 7 and into Estes Park.
Take I70 to exit 243 for Central City Parkway, then follow Hwy 119 North to Hwy 72 North until it joins Hwy 7 below Allenspark. To avoid I70 construction, an alternate route is to take Hwy 6 out of Golden to Hwy 119.
Thanks to CDOT for re-opening direct access to Estes Park from the Front Range in time for the Holidays - amazing work!.
Access from the west in the summertime is via 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 October due to snow.
Drivers on I70 coming from the west can 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.
Shuttle service is available from the airport if you want to go carless during your summer mountain vacation. Free Shuttle buses let you get around Estes Park and into Rocky Mountain National Park without dealing with parking during the busy summer season.