If you ever happen to visit Northern Colorado, you have to experience Estes Park. This touristy but very laid-back mountain town offers some of Colorado’s most beautiful mountainous scenery. When traveling up the Big Thompson Canyon, in every direction you look nature frames its poetic landscape one frame at a time.
With its artsy downtown area, namesake lake, and the famous Stanley Hotel – used as the back drop for the block buster movie “The Shining”, Estes Park still manages to keep its hometown feel. So sit back and let “You, Me and The Dock” show you around.
Estes Park has several small streams and light running rivers flowing in and around town. There are several artistic water features and easy-stepping bridges that cross over the clear running mountain water. You can also enjoy a variety of local parks, pedestrian friendly walkways, and historical buildings scattered throughout town.
In the warmer months, visitors flock by the tens of thousands to explore this enchanting community. During the winter months and especially around the holidays, it becomes “Simply Christmas”. No matter what time of year it is, Estes Park brings out that small mountain town community feel to life.
Estes Park sits in a valley surrounded by towering Rocky Mountain peaks. It felt like we just walked into a Norman Rockwell postcard! The clear blue sky, pine trees as far as the eye can see, and Lake Estes resting at the foot of these majestic mountains.
When temperatures hover above the 90 degree range, Estes Park stays in the low to mid 80’s. What a great way to stay cool and at the same time spend a wonderful day enjoying the outdoors.
When visiting Estes Park, nine times out of ten you will see wildlife wandering in and around town. Estes Park has four very distinctive seasons. In Spring time the trees are starting to come alive. The Summer months bring colorful flowers. Then comes Autumn which creates Fall colors. In the colder months, the mountain community turns into a winter wonderland. You have to experience these individual seasons to know exactly what we are talking about.
If you really want to experience a relaxing day in Estes Park, bring a hammock and string it between two pine trees. These young adults decide to do just that.
The video below provides not only a street level view, but a few aerial videos as well. They will give you an idea of just how much beauty surrounds this mountain valley community. Sit back and enjoy the show!
Author: Anthony Scopel
Photography: Anthony & Maureen Scopel
Videography/Drone Video: Anthony Scopel & Crew
Article Creator & Formatting: Anthony Scopel
Video Production: Anthony Scopel & Matt Kemper
Associate Editor: Maureen Scopel
Technical Mastering & Web Support: Matt Kemper
Publisher: You, Me and The Dock
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