Hi all, just a quick question about the best route to take from Denver International Airport to Estes Park. We want to stop in a Target/Wallmart or similar to pick up a cooler and other bits and bobs, so looking at the map, I would imagine Loveland or Longmount would be the best place to stop? I am just wondering if one route is better in terms of scenery? Also, I would prefer to take the ‘easiest’ route in terms of driving as thanks to Iberia’s ever changing flight schedule, we won’t be hitting the road in Denver until about 6:00pm. Also, we will be after a long flight, so would ideally like the least challenging route.
Also, a bit of a silly question, it will be about 8:00pm by the time we arrive in Estes Park (August 31st) is it safe enough to drive this route after dark? I know they advise against it in GTNP and Yellowstone, just wondering if the same advice applies here.
And lastly (sorry this was supposed to be only one question!) we probably will be too tired to go out to dinner once we arrive in Estes Park, is there anywhere in Estes Park that we could get some nice take out salads/sandwiches at that time?