Estes Park Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Estes Park, Colorado - CO, USA)

Welcome signpost pictureMany of the huge selection of tourist attractions around Estes Park tend to relate in one way or other to the vast, adjacent expanse that is the Rocky Mountain National Park. Hiking, mountain climbing and numerous other recreational attractions present themselves here and tourists from Estes Park will be able to enjoy the rich Colorado flora and fauna on offer, along with some awesome views of the Rockies.

One not to miss under any circumstances, and likely to be popular with all the family, is a ride onboard the Estes Park Aerial Tramway. Other tourist attractions suitable for children include slides and go-karting at the Fun City on Prospect Village Drive, while for the grown-ups, wine-tasting at the local wineries always goes down well.

Photo showing popular hiking trail

Outdoor Activities / Hiking

Address: Estes Park, Colorado (CO), USA, US
Guided hikes through the Rocky Mountain National Park are not to be missed under any circces and with more than 350 miles / 563 of hiking trails, you can easily spend many days exploring the area and enjoying its peaceful solitude. If you join one of these hikes you will be led by experienced guided from Estes Park, who are very familiar with the surrounding wilderness and all of the attractions that the Rockies have to offer tourists. You are quite likely to encounter some Colorado wildlife as you hike, with glimpses of bears, beavers, elks, mountain lions, mule deer and native bighorn sheep being fairly commonplace, if you are quiet and keep your eyes peeled.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Image showing the scenic Aerial Tramway

Estes Park Aerial Tramway

Address: 420 East Riverside Drive, Estes Park, US-80517, Colorado CO, USA
Tel: +1 970 586 3675
This tramway begins in Estes Valley and transports passengers to the very scenic summit of the Prospect Mountain, offering awesome views along the way that will likely take your breath away. At the very top there is an observation deck, overlooking distant attractions around the Rocky Mountains, such as the Continental Divide, Longs Peak and also the glistening Lake Estes below. The Estes Park Aerial Tramway first opened as long ago as 1955 and since that time it has transported in excess of three million people.
Open hours: mid-May to mid-September, daily - 09:00 to 18:30
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors and children under 11 years old, children five years old and under are free

Fun City picture

Fun City

Address: 455 Prospect Village Drive, Estes Park, US-80517, Colorado CO, USA
Tel: +1 970 586 2828
Very much a family attraction, the Fun City dates back more than 30 years and lies on the southern side of Elkhorn Avenue, next to Highway 36. There are no less than two beautifully landscaped 18-hole miniature golf courses within Fun City, along with a huge wavy slide and helter skelter, a racing track with go-karts, video arcade games and a handy snack bar. The backdrop of the Rocky Mountains is worth coming to see alone, so do bring your camera.
Open hours: daily - seasonal variations
Admission: charge

Winery view

Vineyards and Wine Tasting

Address: Snowy Peaks Winery, 292 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park, US-80517, Colorado CO, USA
Tel: +1 970 586 2099
Address: Valley of the Wind Winery, 120 Riverside Drive, Estes Park, US-80517, Colorado CO, USA
Tel: +1 970 577 8800
The climatic conditions of Colorado are favored by a number of historic wineries, who have chosen to base themselves around Estes Park, to take full advantage of the Colorado wines produced close by. Many of the local Colorado wines have won countless awards and deserve to be tasted. Both the Snowy Peaks Winery and the Valley of the Wind Winery are amongst the town's best wineries and regularly welcome visitors, who come here for wine tastings and guided tours of the facilities, whilst enjoying the views of the neighboring Rockies. Popular wines to taste include Chardonnay, Merlot and also Syrah.
Open hours: daily - seasonal variations
Admission: charge