Two text: Stay-cation. Or is that one phrase? You do not have to travel considerably from property to get pleasure from a single of the country’s very best mountain towns, according to Journey + Leisure’s ‘America’s Ideal Mountain Towns‘ record. In fact, you only have to push like, an hour from the Fort Collins-Loveland location. 

In the organization of Aspen, Colorado (which let us be real, most of us are not able to afford to take pleasure in) is Estes Park, the gateway to the Rockies. In the tumble of 2020, the complete city was threatened by the East Troublesome Hearth, and we nearly missing it.

‘Located in northern Colorado, close to the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is great for lively tourists who want to get out and appreciate the terrific outside.’ –Journey + Leisure

Picture by Sharon Adams on Unsplash

Travel + Leisure notes all of the expected, like climbing, biking and the terrific outside, but it also mentions one thing else that would make Estes Park very special: The Stanley Resort. The (allegedly) haunted resort motivated horror author Stephen King to pen ‘The Shining,’ which was tailored into a pretty famed movie as nicely. Individuals fail to remember that it was in Dumb and Dumber, far too.

So, whether you are a movie buff, a horror supporter or you want to go to Rocky Mountain Nationwide Park, it is really pretty apparent why Estes Park made the checklist. You can see the checklist in entire right here.

5 Places to Camp in — or In close proximity to — Rocky Mountain Nationwide Park

Be aware that shots are of Rocky Mountain Nationwide Park and Estes Park, but are not pics of the campgrounds. 

By Harriet