About Estes Park and Surrounding Area

Estes Park Colorado - Manor RV Park - The Best RV Camping in Estes Park, COEstes Park began earning its reputation as one of the finest resort and vacation destinations in Colorado more than 10,000 years ago. That’s when historians say Ute and Arapaho native Americans began spending their summers in the area.

Located 60 miles northwest of Denver, thousands of vacationers descend upon Estes Park each summer to bask in its beautiful, dry alpine climate. With entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park just 10 minutes to the west and featuring over 300 shops and restaurants in bustling downtown Estes Park, the area entices visitors from across Colorado and the U.S.

The village, situated at an elevation of 7,522 feet above sea level, takes its name from Kentucky-born adventurer Joel Estes, who reportedly moved to the Estes Valley from California in 1859. Legend has it that William Byers, the editor and owner of the Rocky Mountain News, named the village Estes Park in 1864 in honor of his host. Since that time, an assortment of ranchers, businessmen, entrepreneurs and colorful characters have dotted Estes Park’s history.

The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park ColoradoOne of those influential former residents was F.O. Stanley, who guided the construction of the world famous Stanley Hotel. Built in 1909 at a cost of $500,000 by Stanley, co-inventor of the Stanley Steamer automobile, who came to the area from Massachusetts seeking a cure for tuberculosis in the clear mountain air, the hotel is one of the most famous luxury lodgings in the world.

After staying at the Stanley, novelist Stephen King was so inspired by its neo-Georgian styling that he wrote the horror classic “The Shining.” But contrary to legend, the 1980 movie directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson was not filmed at the Stanley, although parts of the 1997 mini-series version of “The Shining” were filmed at the famed hotel.

The list of “things to do” in this area boasting a 12-month population of 11,000 residents (it swells to an estimated daily count of 50,000 visitors in the summer) is virtually endless (see the “Activities” page).

Rocky Mountain National Park - 5 minutes from Manor RV ParkVisiting Rocky Mountain National Park, the crown jewel of the region, should be near the top of any Estes Park vacationer’s to do list. Established as the nation’s 10th national park in 1915, the park covers over 265,000 acres and features Longs Peak, a 14,259-foot mountain that’s a popular destination for mountain climbers. More than three million people visit the park each year, many traversing the famous Trail Ridge Road; the 45-mile route that is the highest, continuous paved road in the U.S., reaching a peak of over 12,000 feet.

Whether it’s hiking, fishing, photographing the abundant wildlife, shopping in downtown Estes Park, staying in a cozy mountain cabin, visiting the Estes Park or MacGregor Ranch Museums, or dining at one of the more than 70 restaurants, this legendary area has something to offer everyone. Shuttle services from Denver International Airport and in and around Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are available.


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Manor RV Park - Estes Park’s premier destination for RV vacationers, Manor RV Park features 110 spacious, paved sites, well groomed grounds, newly renovated bathroom and shower facilities, paved roads, clubhouse and a friendly, neighborly ambiance. It’s just a stone’s throw from Rocky Mountain National Park and minutes from great shops and restaurants in downtown Estes Park.Manor RV Park
Premier destination for RV vacationers with 110 spacious sites just minutes away from RMNP.

Visit Tiny Town Cabins - Cottages nestled on a 12-acre mountain meadow, the cabins are ideal for a serene, unhurried vacation in the shadow of RMNPTiny Town Cabins
Nestled on a 12-acre mountain meadow, the cabins are ideal for a serene, unhurried vacation in the shadow of RMNP.

Visit Trout Haven Lodge - a three-story, immaculately furnished lodge can sleep up to 30 people and is located minutes from the entrance of RMNPTrout Haven Ranch Lodge
This three-story, immaculately furnished lodge can sleep up to 30 people and is located minutes from the entrance of RMNP.

Trout Haven Duplex Cabins - These spacious two-bedroom completely remodeled duplex cabins are located right next to the Trout Haven Ranch Lodge. Great for couples and families, or for additional space for larger groups staying at the lodge, the cabins—Brook Trout Suite and Lake Trout Suite, plus the slightly larger Trout House—all include fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, spacious bedrooms, cable TV and Wi-Fi. Enjoy spectacular views of the Big Thompson River and Rocky Mountain National Park in a refreshingly convenient and unique setting.Trout Haven Duplex Cabins
These two-bedroom completely remodeled duplex cabins are located right next to the Trout Haven Ranch Lodge.

Trout Haven Fishing Pond - Your pole is waiting! Stocked every season with Rainbow Trout, the Trout Pond is the perfect place to teach children the sport of fishing or for a relaxing family outing. Don’t bother lugging a lot of equipment with you: all of your tackle is provided free of charge and you’re guaranteed a catch. No license is required and we’ll pack your catch on ice. Be sure to try our delicious smoked trout!Trout Haven Fishing Pond
The serene and tranquil Trout Pond is the perfect place to introduce kids to fishing or to enjoy hassle-free angling.

800 Moraine Event Center - The perfect site for your wedding reception, corporate event or family reunion, this 1,700-square foot banquet hall, capable of hosting up to 150 people, features a full caterer’s kitchen, bar area and 200-square foot dance floor. Located next to the Trout Haven Ranch Lodge, the 800 Moraine Event Center affords stunning mountain views and has everything to make your large gathering truly memorable.800 Moraine Ave. Event Ctr.
Perfect for wedding receptions, business events or family reunions, this spacious banquet hall hosts up to 150 people.

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