Buckle up and get ready for an unforgettable journey from the vibrant city of Denver to the picturesque town of Estes Park. This scenic Denver to Estes Park drive is more than just a road trip—it’s an adventure filled with breathtaking vistas, hidden gems, and historic landmarks waiting to be discovered.


Taking on the Peak to Peak Highway

As you depart Denver and hit the open road, the towering skyscrapers will soon give way to the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The Peak to Peak Highway, renowned for its stunning views, offers a feast for the eyes at every turn. Prepare to be awestruck as you wind your way through rugged mountain passes and lush forests, with panoramic vistas stretching as far as the eye can see.


The Colorado Ghost Towns

One of the highlights of this journey is the opportunity to explore Colorado’s rich history by visiting its ghost towns. Nestled among the mountains, these abandoned mining towns offer a glimpse into the state’s colorful past. From the well-preserved buildings of Hesse to the eerie ruins of Apex, each ghost town has its own story to tell, waiting to be uncovered by adventurous travelers.


Chapel on the Rocks

Continuing along the highway, you’ll come across the iconic Chapel on the Rocks, also known as the Saint Catherine of Siena Chapel. Perched on the edge of a cliff in the stunning setting of Allenspark, this charming stone chapel is a testament to both faith and natural beauty. Stop for a moment of reflection or simply admire the awe-inspiring architecture against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.


Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests

As you delve deeper into the wilderness, don’t miss the chance to explore the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. Home to towering ponderosa pines, crystal-clear lakes, and abundant wildlife, these protected areas offer endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Whether you’re hiking, fishing, or simply soaking in the serene beauty of nature, the national forests are sure to leave a lasting impression.


Arriving in the Rocky Mountains Splendor

Finally, as you arrive in Estes Park, take a moment to savor the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing such an epic journey. From the bustling streets lined with charming shops and restaurants to the majestic peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park, there’s no shortage of beauty to behold in this quaint mountain town.


Stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and a great finish line after the Denver to Estes Park drive, Rocky Mountain Resorts is the ideal choice for lodging in the area after enjoying great picnics in Estes Park. We offer a variety of accommodations ranging from cozy cabins and cottages to large and spacious vacation homes. In addition, guests enjoy the nightlife of downtown Estes Park and are less than a 10-minute drive from all that Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer. You truly have the best access to must-do Estes Park activities with a stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts! Book with us today.