Estes Park is a small community with a big heart. We take pride in our generous community sponsorship. We invite you to support our local sponsors. See the local area information below and visit our sponsor page to check on who has made this race possible!

Directions to Estes Park Marathon

From the DENVER area and BOULDER:

Drive north on I-25 to Hwy 66. Drive west through Lyons, Colorado. Take Hwy 36 west to Estes Park. When you drive into the Estes Valley you will drive across Lake Estes on the causeway. As soon as you cross the causeway turn left on Community Dr. At the end of the road there is a stop sign at Manford Ave. Enter the large parking area to your left. Follow the signs to Estes Park High School – registration and packet pick-up is located in the Student Center.  Race start locations are in the car park areas and are well signed..

From CHEYENNE, GREELEY, LOVELAND and FORT COLLINS:

Drive south on I-25 to Hwy 34. Drive west through Loveland, Colorado. Stay on Hwy 34 to Estes Park. Once in Estes Park turn left at the 1st traffic light onto Hwy 36. Then turn right just before the 1st traffic light onto Hwy 7. Turn left at the 1st traffic light onto Manford Ave. Manford Ave ends at the school district. Enter the large parking area to your left. Follow the signs to Estes Park High School – registration and packet pick-up is located in the Student Center. Race start locations are in the car park areas and are well signed.

From the WEST:

Take I-70 east through Idaho Springs, Colorado. Soon after Idaho Springs exit onto Hwy 6 to the traffic light at Hwy 119. Turn left and drive through Black Hawk, Colorado. Continue on Hwy 119 to Nederland, Colorado. In Nederland turn left onto Hwy 72. Drive through Ward, Colorado on Hwy 72 to Hwy 7 near Allenspark, Colorado. Turn left on Hwy 7 and drive through Allenspark and Meeker Park to Estes Park. In Estes Park turn right at the 1st traffic light onto Manford Ave. Manford Ave ends at the school district. Enter the large parking area to your left. Follow the signs to Estes Park High School – registration and packet pick-up is located in the Student Center. Race start locations are in the car park areas and are well signed.

Accommodations & Planning

Visit Estes Park  provides up to date information about Estes Park lodging, camping, events, dining and must see venues.  We recommend incorporating Visit Estes Park into your travel planning.  Locate their website by clicking here.

Estes Park News  is a wonderful resource for local event planning, updates on community information and fantastic photos! 

The Estes Park Shuttle offers transportation from Denver International Airport (DIA) to Estes Park. At a very reasonable rate, you will arrive safely and to your destination’s door step.  The Estes Park Shuttle offers charters for groups.

The Estes Park Running Club is a member of the Estes Area Lodging Association (EALA)

YMCA of the Rockies is a year round vacation family vacation center conference facility just minutes away from RMNP.See the YMCA of the Rockies website for more information on the accommodations.

The Estes Park Resort is on the water front of Lake Estes.   This grand lodge offers views, great dining, and easy access to the 5k start line!

The Stanley Hotel is Estes Park’s  historic and luxury hotel.  The Lodge is newly renovated and is a B & B. See their picture gallery here. Make reservations early for any summer stays as The Lodge and hotel fill quickly.  Go to their website or follow on Facebook for up to date events and special features!

McGregor Mountain Lodge, along Fall River Road, is a big supporter of the Estes Park Marathon and the Estes Park Running Club events.  Their lodging offers sweeping views of Deer Mountain and the Continental Divide.  We encourage you to contact them for race weekend accommodations or throughout the year.

Rams Horn Village Resort, located next to Rocky Mountain National Park’s Hwy 36 entrance,  offers luxury cabins and recreational grounds for the entire family.  We recommend this year-round resort!

Solitude Cabins is located across  the road from the finish line area.  This year-round lodging offers views and lots of wildlife!

Rocky Mountain Park Inn is located about 1 mile from the start line and finish area.  If you are looking for more of a hotel setting, this is the place!  It is conveniently located near downtown Estes Park.

Boulder Brook on Fall River is tucked into Pine trees and the banks of the beautiful Fall River.  You will experience a peaceful and serene stay while at Boulder Brook.  Located just a few miles from the Hwy 34 entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park