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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
“Delicious Homemade food — breakfast and lunch only. has a pot belly stove. Small place so you might have to wait. Locals love it.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nature
“Wild Basin is the area of Rocky Mountain National Park which is closest to Mountainbrooks Ranch. It features many streams, lakes, trails, and picnic areas. The easiest trail is from the Wild Basin Trailhead along the North St. Vrain Creek to Copeland Falls. First is the lower falls, and then the upper Copeland Falls which is about half a mile from the trailhead. This is a beautiful walk through pristine subalpine forest. For the more energetic, there are farther destinations including Calypso Cascades, Ouzel Falls, Ouzel Lake and Bluebird Lake.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“pizza and beer and soda. Local vibe, friendly folk. sometimes music on weekends.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Estes Park (7.3 Miles) - This is where some people go to train for K2/Everest. This can be very difficult if you want to go up to the keyhole (people die every year... recommend a guide if you are going to summit.) If you just want to get to Chasm Lake this is a great hike. Great place to have lunch! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Another Allenspark restaurant, The Fawn Brook Inn is noted for (expensive) but delicious romantic meals in a turn of the century small inn. Service is excellent, as is the menu.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Antique Shop
“Great selection of Jewelry and Arts. Eagle Plume's Gallery used to be run by Charles Eagle Plume. Make sure to ask about his story... he was a very interesting man who did a lot of the Indians in the area. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
“Allenspark (4.5 Miles) -The Chapel on the Rock (officially, Saint Catherine of Siena Chapel) is a functioning Catholic chapel. It is part of the Saint Malo Retreat, Conference, and Spiritual Center of the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver. I believe that you have to be Catholic to be married here. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Small grocery store located here with the essentials! Great if you want to pick up something local. They are only open in the summer (closing after labor day). They close at 4:30!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“5.4 mile round trip in Rocky Mountain National Park, views of waterfalls every mile or so!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“You can climb to the top of this mountain by walking out the front door of your cabin and using a nearby 4WD/hiking trail.”
  • 1 local recommends
Local Government Office
“Incredible hiking, picnicking, nature watching. Many trail heads, waterfalls, mountain bilking, hiking and cross country skiing. . ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Allenspark (2.7 Miles) - Amazing wedding rental place with beautiful views! Heard only good things about the service here. They will take good care of you!”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Allenspark (.25 Miles) Gorgeous little shop in town run by Christine, who is one of the nicest ladies. Stop in to view all her wonderful options. Just a delight to look everywhere. You will find the perfect gift for that person that is hard to shop for!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“An art Gallery that also has classes that you can attend like Yoga, Tai Chi or learn how to paint a Gourd! Events are also hosted throughout the year like Hogsapalooza, the local music festival. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Campground
“This is so close to our property for a hike with a creek and waterfall along the way. The Middle Saint Vrain Creek is a good fly-fishing stream where anglers cast for rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. Many trails in the vicinity are open to hiking and biking, including Sourdough and Buchanan Pass trails. The Indian Peaks Wilderness boundary is four miles from the west end of the campground. Mountain biking is allowed on the first five miles of Buchanan Pass Trail. Bikers can ride a loop from Peaceful Valley or Camp Dick, via Buchanan Pass Trail and Middle Saint Vrain Road, or Coney Cutoff and Coney Creek Roads and Sourdough Trail. The Middle Saint Vrain and Bunce School roads are popular among off-road vehicle enthusiasts. This site will close early this year, September 2, due to bridge reconstruction”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Allenspark (2.1 Miles) Steep hike, but you walk through beautiful forests and aspen stands. Small creeks run alongside you for part of the hike. Great vistas! Not too populated. No pass needed. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“pizza and beer and soda. Local vibe, friendly folk. sometimes music on weekends.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another Allenspark restaurant, The Fawn Brook Inn is noted for (expensive) but delicious romantic meals in a turn of the century small inn. Service is excellent, as is the menu.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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