6 days in Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

6 days in Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  6​h
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Austin

1
night
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Studio Fine Art and Framing, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip maker .

Austin to Estes Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Austin, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive
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Horseback Riding Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Rocky Mountain National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, cruise along Old Fall River Road, and walk around Horseshoe Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park route builder website .

Rocky Mountain National Park is just a short distance from Estes Park. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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