Driving Directions and Estes Park Map

The Stanley Hotel is located 5 miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. About an 1.5 hour drive from Denver, The Stanley offers a true year-round mountain getaway and provides an ideal starting point for your Rocky Mountain National Park retreat or adventure.

Direction From Denver International Airport (DIA)

Via E-470 Toll Road:

  • Take Peña Blvd East from the terminal then take Exit 6B towards Boulder/Ft. Collins and merge onto E-470 N (note that this is a toll road and requires you to pay online at https://www.expresstoll.com/).
  • Take Exit 47 to merge onto I-25 N toward Ft. Collins. Take Exit 243 towards Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Turn left onto CO-66 W. CO-66 W will become US-36 W as you head through the town of Lyons and take a slight right to stay on US-36 W as you head up the St. Vrain Canyon.
  • When you enter the Town of Estes Park you will continue straight through a light at the intersection of US-36 W and  CO-7, and straight through the second light at the intersection of US-36 W and US-34.
  • At this point US-36 W turns into East Wonderview Ave.
  • Take your first right at the Stanley Historic District entrance and then take an immediate right onto Steamer Parkway.
  • Take the first left into the entrance of the Historic Stanley Hotel.

Via I-70W and I-25N (no tolls):

  • Take Peña Blvd East from the terminal and merge onto I-70 W.
  • Stay right to continue onto I-270 W following signs to Ft. Collins/Boulder.
  • Take Exit 0 to merge onto I-25 N towards Ft. Collins.
  • Take Exit 243 towards Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Turn left onto CO-66 W. CO-66 W will become US-36 W as you head through the town of Lyons and take a slight right to stay on US-36 W as you head up the St. Vrain Canyon.
  • When you enter the Town of Estes Park you will continue straight through a light at the intersection of US-36 W and  CO-7, and straight through the second light at the intersection of US-36 W and US-34.
  • At this point US-36 W turns into East Wonderview Ave.
  • Take your first right at the Stanley Historic District entrance and then take an immediate right onto Steamer Parkway.
  • Take the first left into the entrance of the Historic Stanley Hotel.

Directions from Ft. Collins/Cheyenne:

  • Follow I-25 S to exit 257B toward the City of Loveland and Estes Park and take a right to merge onto US-34 W.
  • Continue through Loveland and up the Big Thompson Canyon on US-34 W. 
  • After you enter Estes Park turn right at the intersection of US-34 and US-36 onto East Wonderview Ave.
  • Take your first right at the Stanley Historic District entrance and then take an immediate right onto Steamer Parkway.
  • Take the first left into the entrance of the Historic Stanley Hotel.

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