A living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. Elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak.
It’s the Rocky Mountains! Hundreds of trails, lakes, and incredibly spectacular views and only 45-60 minutes away! Beautiful drive there through the Big Thompson Canyon.
RMNP is one of the most beautiful national parks, boasting wonderful hikes up to some stunning lakes and mountains overlooking the park. Moose and elk are abundant and fun to watch (from your car)
A beautiful scenic drive through the Rockies. Lots of pull off's for sight seeing, don't forget to bring an extra layer, as you go up in altitude it definitely gets a bit chilly!
RMNP is just 2 miles to the west of The Getaway and is a must see and do while in Estes Park. It has the highest paved roads of any national park in the United States, with Trail Ridge Road cresting at 12,183 feet. Be prepared for strong winds and rapid weather changes. Especially Lightening! Open…
Drive up to Estes Park then over the 14,000 ft mountain. No guard rails so not for a faint-of-heart driver. Majestic.
Enjoy trail ridge road which crests at over 12,000 feet including many overlooks. There are over 300 miles of hiking trails to explore!
“The Shining. This is where Stephen King stayed when he dreamed the idea of The Shining. ”
“Beautiful reservoir just past Carter Lake. North off highway 34 or Highway 34 out of Loveland or Horsetooth Blvd out of Fort Collins.”
“Mountain inspired mexican food. This is not your mammas mexican food joint. Try the fajitas and the queso is a MUST DO. ”
“New Belgium has a great free, 90 mins brewery tour, that includes tastings. Spots fill up quickly so be sure to reserve tickets in advance! Afterward you can enjoy more of your favorite brews at the bar and grab a bite from the food truck outside.”
“I selected "Everything Else" because visiting Shambala is a truly amazing experience. The Stupa is a place that just begs for self reflection and silence. The Dalai Lama has personally blessed Shambala with his presence. Something you will not forget.”