Lodging, Food, Art, and Other Links

National Park Info

RockyMountainNationalPark.com is a great resource to help you plan your trip, help protect the national park, and get information about the area

Other Recommended Guiding Services if Yellow Wood Guiding is Booked Up

Dawn Wilson Photography Dawn is a great Photographer who started offering Photo Tours in Rocky a few years ago. Her photos are great.

Tour Estes Park Bruce is one of the other few guides that offer private tours of Rocky.

Chadd's Walking With Wildlife another good option for Wildlife Tours. Chadd has a larger vehicle, and offers family tours with children.

Estes Park Lodging


Rams Horn Village Resort is a time share resort at the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. If you want to own a little piece of  Estes Park, see my friends Deb and Alex. Rentals also available.

McGregor Mountain Lodge offers cabins and suites resting aside McGregor Mtn, one of the best wildlife spots in Estes Park.

River Spruce Cabins get your own cabin along the Big Thompson river. Relax along the river at a resort along quite route 66.

Swiftcurrent Lodge along the Big Thompson River and near the YMCA of the Rockies. Lodge and Cottage options are perfect for a quite relaxing vacation still within a few minutes drive of town and even less for the National Park.


Wildwood Inn is right next to McGregor Mountain Lodge and offers condo options with more luxary options including hot tubs in your room. Same great wildlife option and a great place to relax in the mountains.

Rental Homes

The top rated Rental Home in Estes is found at AweStruckinEstesPark.com

If your looking for your own home or cabin you should check out EstesParkRentals.com

Bed & Breakfasts

Mountain Valley Home B&B Inn gets a lot of great reviews from my clients.

Sonnenhof Bed and Breakfast is another great highly ranked B&B in Estes.


Silver Moon Inn is a good downtown Estes Park hotel option for folks looking for a nice affordable hotel, and great for those folks that don't have their own transportation.

Deer Crest is a family run hotel along the Fall River. Just outside of town, it often has wildlife and a relaxing atmosphere.

Maxwell Inn is a smaller hotel just outside of downtown with good rates and nice people.

If your looking for additional lodging options check out this great Estes Park website.


Book Flights

Kayak.com is a great for flights and nearby attractions.


Estes Park Food

Smokin Dave's BBQ & Taphouse - If you love BBQ, Dave's is the place for you.


Erik Stensland of Images of RMNP is without a doubt one of thee best landscape photographers in Rocky Mountain National Park, be sure to visit his gallery online and in Estes Park.

James Frank Photography is a fantastic local Estes Park photographer's online gallery, and a good friend.

Thomas Mangan Photography is a great local photographer, check out his online gallery, and also leads photo tours.

Other Colorado Attractions

Laramie River Ranch - If you want a true dude ranch experience the Laramie River Ranch is the place for you.

Learning Resources

Rocky Mountain Conservancy - sponsers the Park's Visitor Centers and other programs as well as offering Field Seminars on various topics.

  • Photography Forums

NatureScapes.net - Great nature and wildlife photo forum with tons of great info and very helpful critques