ESTES PARK is a firm favorite of the silver screen.
When it comes to public recognition, Estes Park doesn't demand an introduction. The city has been already known from Stephen King's novel The Shining brouht to the screen by film director Stanley Kubrick in 1980. The scene of the action is the Stanley Hotel that inspired Stephen King to write a novel on his visit to Estes Park.
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From the very early years there wasn't much indication of the future fame of Estes Park. The only notable thing about this place was its beautiful scenery. This attracted many American Indians to the area for its fertile soil and excellent hunting grounds. The things changed when F O Stanley developed the real potential of this land.
Starting with cattle and farming in early times, Estes Park began to grow with residents and soon Stanley became a pioneer of the hotel business, building the famous Stanley Hotel in the area in 1909. But this is not all about Estes Park, it is still growing with permanent residents and tourists en-route to nearby Rocky Mountain National Park.
Both Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are firmly grounded in the heritage of the Native American Indian tribes. There you are able to find various historic relics like teepee rings and poles and some sacred places where American Indians held ceremonies. Even though Estes Park embraces its setting on the doorstep of the most famous national park in Colorado yet it has a tight package of its own sites.
Other attractions include;
Sombrero Ranch, an excellent place for trail rides
Snowy Peaks Winery, a place to indulge in wine tasting with a huge selection of local wines
The Trail Ridge Road is excellent for treading for those hungry for wildlife and scenic views
Colorado Mountain School, excellent for mountaineering and rock climbing
Reel Mountain Theater, a showplace for Hollywood's blockbusters and also some local events are held there
But these are only part of the fun available in Estes Park. The city is at the gateway to many favorites from the outdoors to food such as the special local sweets and more filling buffalo burgers – a healthy alternative to traditional American foods. As you are in Estes Parks, you should profit from its green environment with a large number of parks surrounding Lake Estes where you can spend the afternoon walking its trails.
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