Scenic drives

Estes Park Scenic Drives and Day Trips

One of the many wonderful things about visiting Estes Park is the diversity of wildlife and scenery you can enjoy without ever leaving your car! Every road in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park has a spectacular view. Wildlife such as deer, elk, big horn sheep, moose, foxes, coyotes, wild turkeys, and even the occasional bear and mountain lion can appear at any time.

Trail Ridge Road is a top Estes Park attraction that connects Estes Park with Grand Lake. Located in Rocky Mountain National Park with over eleven miles above tree line at approximately 11,500 feet, Trail Ridge Road is one of ten America’s Byways and a national designated All American Road. This majestic road that crosses the continental divide is only open from Memorial Day Weekend till it becomes snow covered in the fall.

Using Aspen Winds as your lodging base, you can explore many of Colorado’s designated scenic byways and nearby towns. Enjoy each of the following scenic byways throughout the year.

  • Peak to Peak Scenic Byway-Boulder Canyon-Boulder
  • Cache La Poudre Scenic Byway-Big Thompson Canyon-Fort Collins
  • Guanella Pass Scenic Byway-Historic Georgetown (partially closed in winter)
  • Mount Evans Scenic Byway-Historic Idaho Springs (The summit is closed seasonally.)
  • Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway-Grand Lake
  • Lariat Loop Scenic Byway-Golden

Call Aspen Winds to reserve our riverside vacation rentals in Estes Park, Colorado.