United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report The Lincoln Highway, abridged: Nikki's road trip
  2. 2 Texas info
  3. 3 Zion, Bryce, South/North Rim, Page
  4. 4 Airbnb seattle
  5. 5 Leisurely Car Trip from Atlanta to Sacramento?
  6. 6 Driving through Chicago area to Wisconsin
  7. 7 Planning a 12-13 Day Cali Trip SF to SD
  8. 8 Disneyland, Yosemite and San Fransisco
  9. 9 Trip Report Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota Trip Report
  10. 10 Ridiculous Pacific Northwest Road Trip
  11. 11 Luau Worth the Money or Not?
  12. 12 Looking to move from North Carolina to Colorado
  13. 13 Going from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island to Lake Crescent
  14. 14 inspire me after landing in Miami
  15. 15 Dallas airport to bush library
  16. 16 Ideas needed for fall road trip Boston - Montreal
  17. 17 Dollar to Euro Exchange
  18. 18 los angeles to redwood national park overnight stop
  19. 19 Yellowstone National Park in 5 days - NEED HELP
  20. 20 Restaurant Recommendations for Queens/Brooklyn/Williamsburgl
  21. 21 Self parking hotel in Philly
  22. 22 Which National Park summer 2018 with kids
  23. 23 First Time to Seattle-Portland-Willamette Valley
  24. 24 Total Eclipse of the Sun visible in USA - plan ahead for August 21, 2017
  25. 25 Restaurant recommendations in falmouth/mashpee, ma area
View next 25 » Back to the top

Estes Park Traffic

Jump to last reply

We are just back from my wife's family reunion, which was in Estes Park.

We flew to Denver and rented a car. The normal route included a leg from Lyon to Estes Park on Route 36. There was a lot of construction with multiple hold-ups, and we arrived four hours late (we didn't miss the reunion because we were going a few days early)

When it came time to leave, we turned in our keys and asked if the construction was still a problem. The lady said yes, and most locals were using Colorado 7 to Boulder. I had read that in other places, but hadn't been able to convince my GPS to find that route, and the maps I had didn't show how to get onto Colorado 7. She said take Mary's Lake Road south until you come to a stop sign. Turn right and you are on Colorado 7. Right seemed the wrong way, but it was correct, as Colorado 7 is a very windy road. That route was the most scenic of any we saw in a week.

Estes Park itself is a bit touristy for my taste, but my son and his daughters, 8 and 12, really appeared to enjoy it, especially their first horse ride.

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement