The Ridgeline Hotel in Estes Park Maps & Directions

Located Outside Rocky Mountain National Park

Roadwork in Rocky Mountain National Park

Beginning May 16 through October, major road construction will occur again on a 3-mile section of US 36 inside Rocky Mountain National Park, just west of Bear Lake Road junction to east of Deer Ridge Junction. Beginning on May 16, this section of road will be closed nightly from 7 pm to 7 am, Sunday nights through Friday mornings. There will be no nightly closures on Friday and Saturday nights.

When the road re-opens each morning at 7 am, motorists should expect delays and a rough surface. Bicyclists and motorcyclists should avoid this section of road this summer and enter the park through the Fall River Entrance.

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The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park® is centrally located in the heart of Estes Park, just a short walk to Downtown. Our address is 101 South Saint Vrain Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. We are approximately 70 miles from Denver International Airport, which is about a one-and-a-half hour drive time.


Traveling from the South (Denver Airport):

  • Take Peña Blvd West to exit 6B toward Boulder / Ft. Collins
  • Merge onto E-470 N (toll road)
  • Take exit 47 to merge onto I-25 N toward Ft. Collins
  • Take exit 243 toward Estes Park / Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto CO-66 W
  • CO-66 W merges with US-36 W
  • Follow US-36 W to S. St Vrain Ave in Estes Park
  • Turn left onto S. St Vrain Ave
  • Watch for The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park on your right


Traveling from the North (Ft. Collins / Loveland):

  • Take either US-287 S or I-25 S to US-34 W (in the Loveland area)
  • Follow US-34 W approximately 30 miles to Estes Park
  • In Estes Park, turn left onto S. St Vrain Ave
  • Watch for The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park on your right


2021 Free Entrance Days

Mark your calendar for these National Park entrance fee-free dates in 2021!

  • January 18 – Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • April 17 – First Day of National Park Week
  • August 4 – One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary
  • September 25 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

Free Entry for US Military and Veterans!

Veterans and active members of the US armed forces now receive FREE entry to Rocky Mountain National Park and most other federal recreation sites!

Active military members can receive a free Military pass by presenting your current US military ID at the entrance.

There is not a pass specifically for Veterans. However, veterans now qualify for free entry into federal parks. Veterans will need to present one of the following forms of ID where entrance fees are collected:

  • Department of Defense Identification Card (CAC Card)
  • Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)
  • Veteran ID Card
  • Veterans designation on a state-issued US driver’s license or identification card

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Shuttle Services

Estes Transit
Estes Transit is a free shuttle service that operates primarily during peak summer season from late-June to mid-September. A number of different routes transport visitors all over town, with stops including the Ridgeline Hotel, Estes Park Visitor Center, and more.

For more information about the Estes Transit shuttle, please call 800-44-ESTES or visit their website.

Estes Park Shuttle
The Estes Park Shuttle is a paid service that operates year-round, and provides transportation from the Estes Park area to/from Denver International Airport (DIA).

For more information about the Estes Park Shuttle, including pricing, please call 970-586-5151 or visit their website.

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