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Riverwalk in Estes Park

The Riverwalk is free and runs through the town beginning at Tregent Park. You can see the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mr Estes Park M
Estes Park, Colorado

Starting at the visitors centre we turned left and walked to the lake & past the golf course, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hatushlish K
Totnes, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Elkhorn Avenue, Start at the Visitors Center, Estes Park, CO
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Riverwalk is free and runs through the town beginning at Tregent Park. You can see the sculpture in the river located just up stream from the famous "Water Wheel" that also churns in the river. This is a very special and relaxing part of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mr Estes Park M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starting at the visitors centre we turned left and walked to the lake & past the golf course, the scenery is beautiful. We took the short cut up to the main road and the views of the mountains, which are stunning. Getting back to the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whatever you want to do is available within 4 city blocks. But it can keep you busy for a week. More jewelry then at "tiffanys".. Beautiful turquoise, corals and native American Indian hand-created pieces. I buy every year I am there. When finished with buying;...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank B D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice stroll along the river with shops and restaurants. Very Beautiful. We had a large group waiting for our lunch reservations and we could keep the kids occupied taking then window shopping and looking for fish in the water.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved watching the water rush along as we sought out a great place for lunch. Some cute stores and Rose's was good food, we went twice

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Watersprite91
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was cold and raining when we first got here during the time we had allocated to the trail. We waited in the coffee shop in the end and popped into and out of a bunch of shops while it warmed up. My son's fav...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SarahTSears
Reviewed January 13, 2019

If you are looking for something to do with your infant/toddler, this is a great place to start. Our son just started walking a few months ago and likes to walk around and explore. Had a ton of fun walking around playing on the instruments...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ericbS5687NI
Reviewed January 9, 2019

The Riverwalk is hidden behind the shops, on the South side of the street. It is a very nice place to be. The sound of the river is relaxing. We were there in the winter, so much of the river is covered in ice but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank secauley
Reviewed December 31, 2018

You will really enjoy this walk! The energy of the moving water is fantastic and beautiful as you explore the downtown area

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GypsyMoonpi
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Very Peaceful....very cold and windy this time of year but absolutely beautiful. Some of its froze but the water still flows.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kim W
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Marc T
September 16, 2018|
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Response from O5150VGscotts | Reviewed this property |
I believe you are allowed to walk them through the area and then continue on the path forward in the less congested area, but that may have changed.
August 22, 2017|
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Response from BrmStk | Reviewed this property |
City of Estes Park is one of the most dog friendly communities I have ever visited. They have so many visitors that come with their pets that the Stanley Hotel even has a separate building (big lodge) right next to the main... More
Joanne C
August 7, 2017|
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Response from yogamama40 | Reviewed this property |
There is lots of free parking at the visitors center so it is a great place to start, otherwise it can be difficult to find parking right downtown. The river walk starts right across the street from the visitors center... More
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Danish S
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Two days Of RMNP Aug 30(Thu) and Aug 31(Fri) to cover best (3 Replies)
Car: Hyundai Elantra FWD (2 people Me And My Wife) August 30: Thursday: Start at 7:30 AM from Beaver Meadows Visitor Center -> Bear Lake -> Sky Pond -> Emerald Lake Trail ->Sprague Lake -> Alberta Falls -> Adams Falls Trail end of the day by 7 pm August 31: Friday: Start at 8 AM from Beaver Meadows Visitor Center -> Trail Ridge Road -> Alpine Visitor Center -> Grand Lake -> Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park -> Peak to Peak via Nederland, Colorado -> Boulder end of...More
August 17, 2018|
Response fromGalxeFortCollins_CO|
What are your hiking abilities? Sky Pond is a 9 mile (round trip) difficult hike that requires a vertical rock climb up the side of a waterfall. Emerald Lake is 3.5 miles (round trip). Your order also doesn't make sense. If you do Emerald Lake, you will automatically go by Bear Lake. If you do Sky Pond, you will automatically go by Alberta Falls. Sprague Lake is an easy stroll around a lake. That would be an awful lot of hiking for one day but some people can handle that much. There is a cut...More
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This is the review I wrote for Orchard Beach State Park, where we camped over Labor Day weekend, for all of you posters out there who are campers . We had a great time and loved camping here, as well as the general Manistee area. We enjoyed canoeing on the Manistee River, and walking on the Riverwalk in downtown Manistee. Another day we spent driving up to Frankfort to see the lighthouse. There is a beautiful roadside park on M-22 north of Arcadia-a beautiful view of Lake Michigan, the sand...More
September 02, 2008|
Response fromCDJD|
Thanks for the review Tyme. This has always been a park on my "must visit" list since I have heard many wonderful things from family & friends. Hopefully next year!