The town of Estes Park is the main gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The place is full of hotels and accommodation cabins, and in the summer season also events and activities for tourists.
We took a very lovely cabin at Sunnyside Knoll Resort, which was very pleasant for us to rest between days of hiking in the Rocky Mountains, and it is highly recommended.
One of the most important places for us was the Safeway supermarket, which also has a Starbucks branch. The place opens at 6 AM, so we started the day there, bought groceries for the trip (fresh bread, cheese, vegetables), and drank the morning coffee with a nice pastry.
The town merges with the surrounding nature. All trash cans are locked to prevent bears from reaching the urban area, and guests are asked not to leave food or trash outside. On one of our trips, we saw a whole herd of elks in a city park:
In the center of the city stretches Lake Estes, which serves as a place for swimming and picnic for locals and tourists: