The Stanley Hotel - Estes Park - I've stayed here twice and lived to tell the story! The Overlook Hotel in the Stephen King book, The Shining, was based on this Hotel and the movie was filmed partly here.
Best article so far on hikes from Estes. K 12 incredible hikes, lakes, and viewpoints you can't miss on your first visit to Rocky Mountain National Park. Travel the highest highway in the United States to over feet above sea level!