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Holiday Inn Estes Park

Things to Do in Estes Park

Known as “Colorado’s Original Playground,” discover the charm of Estes Park, a historic Colorado mountain town surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Rockies.

Family walking around Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Embark on a majestic journey through nature's wonders at Rocky Mountain National Park. The park spans over 415 square miles of pristine wilderness. Towering peaks, alpine lakes, and diverse wildlife create an enchanting landscape for hiking, wildlife spotting, and awe-inspiring scenic drives. Whether capturing the sunrise over Trail Ridge Road or encountering elk in their natural habitat, every moment at this iconic park is a testament to the grandeur of the Rockies.

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Summer Activities

Summer is the season to explore and adventure in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park! Take advantage of our local attractions for you and other guests to enjoy during your stay.

Explore Estes Park

Explore Estes Park

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Activities for Kids

Embark on unforgettable adventures perfect for young explorers! Lace up your hiking boots for kid-friendly trails in Rocky Mountain National Park or join the Junior Ranger Program for an educational experience. Take an exciting jeep tour of the park or enjoy go-karts and mini golf at Kart & Cascade Creek. After a day of adventure, return to our hotel for a refreshing swim and a “dive-in” movie.


Dog walking sitting next to Lake Estes

Pet-Friendly Activities

Discover pet-friendly fun in Estes Park! Hit dog-friendly hiking trails, dine at pet-friendly restaurants with dog menus, and visit Estes Valley Dog Park for off-leash play with stunning views. Grab a treat at our front desk and cozy up by our dog-friendly firepits. Leash up, venture out, and make bark-tastic memories in Colorado's Rocky Mountains.

Lake Estes

Lake Estes

Lake Estes Marina, 1770 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Discover a haven of serenity and recreation at Lake Estes. This picturesque lake, set against a stunning mountain backdrop, beckons visitors to unwind in nature's embrace. The Lake Estes Marina offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and lakeside strolls. Whether you seek leisurely picnics along the shoreline or exciting water adventures, Lake Estes provides a perfect blend of relaxation and outdoor recreation.

Estes Park Museum

200 Fourth Street, Estes Park, CO 80517

Delve into the rich tapestry of Estes Park's history at the Estes Park Museum. This cultural gem invites you to step back in time, exploring exhibits that chronicle the region's heritage. From the Native American cultures that once thrived here to the stories of early pioneers, the museum weaves a captivating narrative of Estes Park's evolution. With artifacts, photographs, and engaging displays, it's a journey that gives insight into the vibrant past that shaped this picturesque mountain town.


Estes Park Memorial Observatory

1600 Manford Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Turn your gaze to the cosmos at the Estes Park Memorial Observatory. This astronomical sanctuary invites seasoned astronomers and curious stargazers to explore the wonders of the night sky. Equipped with powerful telescopes, the observatory provides an unparalleled opportunity to observe celestial phenomena. From distant galaxies to the intricate details of our solar system, the Estes Park Memorial Observatory offers a celestial retreat of beauty and scientific discovery.


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