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Scenic route Denver to Estes Park

Narragansett RI
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Scenic route Denver to Estes Park

Will be in Denver and driving to Estes Park .. any scenic route would be appreciated .. We are spending 2 days at the Stanley Hotel at Estes Park .. any suggestions for day trips nearby?

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1. Re: Scenic route Denver to Estes Park

There are a few routes to Estes Park, most are scenic. My favorite is the Peak to Peak Highway in the mountains west of Boulder. From Boulder, take Boulder Canyon (Hwy 119) west to Nederland, then north on Hwy 72, which changes to Hwy 7 to Estes Park.

Once in Estes Park, you will be right outside of Rocky Mountain National Park, which has plenty to do in 2 days. Visiting Boulder is nice and if you are coming in the summer, you can drive over Trail Ridge Road to Grand Lake and Winter Park area.

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2. Re: Scenic route Denver to Estes Park

Thanks so much for your suggestion ... looking forward to a great trip and appreciate the suggestion.