Estes Park, Colorado is about 70 miles from downtown Denver and serves as the eastern gateway to spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park. Surrounded by tall peaks, the town is tucked along the Big Thompson River. This popular tourist destination offers many amenities and outdoor activities. Highlights include the Historic Stanley Hotel, Lake Estes, numerous events, abundant elk and other wildlife. Trail Ridge Road winds up and over the national park, reaching a dizzying height of more than 12,000 feet!