Estes Park, CO

Elevation: 7,522 feet. Population: 5,812. Normal high temperatures for June, July and August are (°F) 73, 79 and 77 while normal lows are 42, 47 and 45 respectively.


Thanks, Suzie, for the following write-up:

Estes Park, as we all know, is a destination at the entrance of Rocky Mt National Park that has been enjoyed by all branches of the Ireland family for over 70 years. Grandma and Grandpa honeymooned here, and family reunions have been enjoyed for many years by kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. Some of the favorite activities have included climbing to the summit of 14,000 ft. Long’s Peak (many in the family have accomplished this feat), scaling other mountains in the area, hiking many trails, fishing at Trout Haven for the kids, enjoying bumper cars and boats, the Big Slide, riding horseback at the Y, picnicking at Wild Basin and Sprague’s Lake, taking rides in the evening to see elk and deer, driving Trail Ridge Road, and many more. Gazing at the beautiful scenery is a favorite pastime, as is shopping in the village and consuming more than our share of caramel corn, salt water taffy, and more. It is a place where many wonderful family memories have been made, and a place of the heart for many, including Grandma.


Two families (7 individuals) can drive to Estes Park in less than one day. Five famiies (16 individuals) are within 1,000 miles of Estes.

Denver International Airport (DEN) is 77 miles from Estes Park. Denver is served by Alaska Airlines, America West, American, ATA, Continental, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Midwest Express, Northwest, United, and US Airways.

Minimum flight costs to Denver
$275 - or 1,466 miles
$164 - or 1,124 miles
$245 - or 1,991 miles
$317 - or 1,397 miles
$204 - or 940 miles
$289 - or 1,290 miles
Stevensville, MT
$480 - or 912 miles
$128 - or 870 miles
Salt Lake City
$164 - or 520 miles
Santa Fe (Albuquerque)
$154 - or 461 miles
$184 - or 1,319 miles

Rental homes have a tax rate of 7.8%.

  • Aspen Brook Vacation Homes is conveniently located two miles from the main entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and three miles away from downtown Estes Park. We have 6 3BR homes, 7 4BR, 1 5BR and 1 6BR. River Haven ($2,136/wk) has 1,700 square feet of living space with four sleeping areas, three bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, and living room. The upper level features a deck with views of the Big Thompson River, just 100 feet away, and a smaller lower level deck. There is a gas grill on the upper level deck and lots of space to enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful area. There is a one car garage on the lower level. This home also features wireless hi speed internet service, so you can enjoy your computer access inside or outside!
  • VRBO #55445 - 5BR/3BA. $2,400/wk. Beautifully furnished, five bedroom, single-level home with mountain views and views of ponds. There is a seasonal creek that runs along the backyard. Estes Park is a little "slice of heaven" and we have created a comfortable, warm home to enjoy with your family and friends. The home is laid out so that there is nice separation when desired - three bedrooms and the living room on one end of the house and two bedrooms and the family room on the other end of the house with the kitchen and dining room in-between.
  • VRBO #111415 - 6BR/3BA; sleeps 8. $1,995/wk. Relax on the front porch while enjoying the serene mountain sunsets. Beautifully furnished, single level home with mountain views. The home is laid out so that there is nice separation when desired - 3 bedrooms and the family room on one side of the house and the other 3 bedrooms and living room on the other side. Four of the bedrooms have King Beds (4 King Beds!).
  • VRBO #133610 - 4BR/2BA. $2,400/wk. Beautiful private home nestled on Prospect mountain on over 1/2 acre. VIEWS-VIEWS-VIEWS! Spacious house and huge decks for outside entertainment,too. Private hot tub to enjoy the mountain setting and great view of Lake Estes. Wait until you see the stars at night from here! Nice patio furniture and a Weber Gas Grill. There is a small waterfall & pond off of the largest deck.

Are we related?

Here are the GEDmatch Kit #s for my father and mother:

GI: A909282
CL: A216073

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