How to Get Here
How to get to Estes Park, Colorado:
Estes is an hour and a half from Denver International Airport. From the airport, the fastest route is to take I470 to I25. Go north on I25 to Colorado 66, west on 66 to Lyons, continue west on US36 to Estes Park.
Drivers coming from Denver may choose to take US36 through Boulder to Estes rather than the I25 route above.
Visitors coming from Wyoming will drive south on I25 to Loveland then west on US34 through the dramatic Big Thompson canyon to Estes Park.
Travellers coming on I80 from Nebraska may take I76 to US34 to Estes.
Drivers coming from Kansas on I70 can use the I25 - CO66 - US36 route.
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.
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 this vacation. Free Shuttle buses let you get around Estes Park and into Rocky Mountain National Park without dealing with parking.