Monday, September 19, 2011

Estes Park, Colorado

We’ve done a lot of camping over the years in tents and campers, and find that a toasted bagel with cream cheese and a cup of good coffee never tastes as good as it does first thing in the morning watching the sun come up.
The Elk Meadow Lodge Campground close to Estes Park is just such a place to experience the beauty of the mountains…and wait for it…there are elk roaming around the area. On one of our bikes rides, I spied two elk in a yard just across the road to the campsite. By the way, the campground is well run with excellent showers and clean bathrooms. There’s a bar within easy walking distance – that opens at 4:00 PM, offering Happy Hour between 4:00 and 7:00 PM. There is also a free shuttle to town that stops at the entrance to the campsite.
Following from the Elk Meadow Lodge web site:
Welcome to the ideal Rocky Mountain experience – an essential part of your visit to Colorado. Enjoy the peaceful setting. Indulge in vast amenities. Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort is situated on 30 acres, right outside the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, and is open from April 15 – October 15. Plus, only one mile away, you'll find the charming village of Estes Park with an abundance of shops, restaurants, galleries, museums, and recreational opportunities. Take advantage of the free shuttle to Estes Park – Elk Meadow Lodge & RV is on the regularly scheduled route.
Phone: 800.582.5342
Address: 1665 Colorado Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517