When you visit Historic West Elkhorn in downtown Estes Park, your childhood memories have been preserved. A personalized Christmas ornament, walking past deer & elk, seeing salt water taffy made before your eyes, or enjoying a meal together with a date or your whole family are just a few pieces of the experience that await your return.
This is where Estes Park started, take a look at the early picture on the history page to see how it looked before buildings went up, then, browse the walking tour to see how Estes Park grew into the bustling village it is today.
West Elkhorn is a special place made up of independent businesses who provide you the chance to select the perfect gift, meal or memory for your family today, in the midst of the colorful past of our neighborhood.
You'll see classic storefronts which have only changed hands a few times in the last hundred years and retain the style that makes Estes Park a familiar second home to so many families who return year after year, for generations. The old Community Church building and water wheel are among the most recognized features in downtown Estes Park, and they're both in our neighborhood. Business owners will stop what they're doing to chat about your visit, and they are glad to see you.
Restaurants in our neighborhood have something for everyone, quick and easy, or formal.
Stay tuned for events that will give you the chance to eat, dance and play in the middle of the street.
Historic West Elkhorn is a special place to reminisce and enjoy old and new, when you visit Estes Park, Colorado.
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