Boulder and North Central Colorado Hotels



Estes Park Center/YMCA of the Rockies

At a Glance


  • good value for large groups and for longer stays
  • lots of family-oriented activities and amenities
  • stunningly scenic setting


  • very large, busy, and crowded property
  • fills fast
  • location requires vehicle to visit town or the national park

Fodorite Reviews

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Estes Park Center/YMCA of the Rockies Review

This 890-acre family-friendly property has a wealth of attractive, clean lodging options among its nine lodges and 230 cabins. Sign up for a class and learn a skill like calligraphy, fly-fishing, or compass reading. Accommodations range from lodge rooms (with either queen beds or bunks) and simple cabins for two to four people up to larger cabins that can take as many as 40 people. A meal plan is available for the all-you-can-eat buffet. There's a Frisbee-golf course and a climbing wall to hone your rock-climbing skills.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2515 Tunnel Rd., Estes Park, CO 80517 | Map It
  • Phone: 970/586–3341; 303/448–1616; 800/777–9622
  • Website:
  • Location: Estes Park

    Hotel Details

  • 688 rooms, 220 cabins.
  • Rate includes some meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 10-01-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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  • Room  

    Functional and Great for Families

    The YMCA is a great place to build memories and allow your family to experience the great outdoors of the Rockies. Rooms are clean and functional we were happy to discover a welcome addition of hair dryers in each bathroom this time. The food in the cafeteria is what you might expect in a place that feeds a lot of people in a short period of time; think basics such as meatloaf, pork chops and baked fish, and hit or miss in terms of flavors. There is usually a good selection of veggies that you can make into a salad. Overall, good variety of things on site to do; the pool could use more lifeguards (gets backed up and people can't get in if there aren't enough guards) and there should be a better place for the yoga classes, but overall a nice solid choice for a family vacation spot.

    by akoeller, 9/9/12

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