Elk and people coexist peacefully in this region of Colorado that doesn't disappoint with its outdoor activities and modern-day attractions. Fitting that the main drag through Estes is called Elkhorn Ave? Be the judge when you visit.
A visit to Estes Park isn't complete without seeing or staying in the historic, haunted Stanley Hotel. Built in 1909, the hotel has hosted many famous folk; it was here that Stephen King was inspired to pen The Shining. Fun fact: You can watch the uncut film version on all hotel TVs.
By Caren Baginski
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