Sightseeing, Day Trips, and Tours

  • Drive up Trail Ridge Road to the alpine tundra and sample the air at 12,000 feet.
  • Get off the beaten path and glimpse the backcountry from Old Fall River Road.
  • Enjoy the scenic Peak to Peak Highway that leads to Central City gaming or Eldora downhill skiing.
  • Watch for bighorn sheep in the narrows of the Big Thompson canyon as you go to the flatlands to shop the Outlet Mall or see the Budweiser Clydesdales and local Fort Collins breweries.  
  • Visit a nearby Hot Springs at Hot Sulphur Springs or Steamboat Springs for a relaxing soak.

Estes Park is a hub of scenic mountain drives.  Take a day trip to Grand Lake over Trail Ridge Road and explore the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park, or stay overnight for a longer adventure.


Roadside Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park Trail Ridge Road, Old Fall River Road and Bear Lake Road are in Rocky Mountain National Park. The flora, fauna, history and geology of every pulloff spot along these roads is covered in ROADSIDE GUIDE TO ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK. It's a wonderful companion for these beautiful drives, opening your vision to "see" so much more than the obvious. Other guidebooks are also available from Barnes and Noble online.