Estes Park

This charming and popular mountain town sits right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains with breathtaking views. You’ll first see these incredible views from Overlook Ranch at the end of the Day 1 route before heading into Macgregor Ranch. Estes Park offers everything for outdoor enthusiasts, from hiking trails, fishing and boating on Lake Estes, to plenty of open roads for cycling the opportunities are endless. The Park is also known for its wildlife, with opportunities to spot elk, bighorn sheep, and other animals during the summertime months.

You can’t mention Estes Park without shouting out the one and only Stanley Hotel which inspired Stephen King’s novel “The Shining”. We have a limited number of rooms blocked for riders looking to stay at this legendary hotel and there are plenty of other options to experience the hotel if you are staying elsewhere. The Stanley Hotel offers guided tours, ghost tours, a whiskey tasting experience and much more.

There is so much to do in this picturesque town that’s why we are thrilled to have Ride The Rockies here for two nights! With our ride headquarters and camping accommodations hosted at the wonderful Macgregor Ranch riders will be able to enjoy the peacefulness of the park and the spirited amenities of the town all at once. There are plenty of restaurants and places for you, your friends or team to relax and take in what Estes Park is all about!

Entertainment Details:

Macgregor Ranch – Ride Headquarters!

Day 1 Vendors:

  • Biju’s Pancakes – Aid Station #2 – Drake Fire House
  • Smoothie Revolutions
  • Lickskillet Catering
  • JKF Catering
  • Biju
  • Beer Garden
    • Ska Brewing
    • Open daily from 10am – 8pm. Tickets
      can be bought at the Info Tent for
      $5. Credit card payments preferred.
      Cash Tips accepted

Day of Show: Day 1

  • 10:00am – HQ Opens, Beer Garden Opens
  • 2:00pm – Bands Start
  • 4:00pm Hotel Check-ins
  • 6:00pm HQ closes
  • 9:00pm Bands End, Beer Garden Closes 

Set Times for Bands:

  • 2pm – The Wrecklunds
  • 4:00pm – Macgregor Ranch, it’s history and it’s importance to Colorado.
  • 4:30pm – John Erlandson and Friends
  • 6:30 Denise Mueller – The Fastest Human in the World
  • 7pm – Rooster Blackspur and The Wilderness

Historic Park Theater Showings:

For Monday June 11th in Estes Park.

2pm Showing of “Shift The RAGBRAI Documentary” -$15

4pm – Showing of ‘Shift The RAGBRAI Documentary’

5pm –  Introduction of cycling champions and special guests followed with dinner by Chef Biju Thomas.

5:45 – Behind The Scenes – The making of “American Flyers”

6:15 -Showing of ‘American Flyers’. Tickets are $40.

Shuttles: See interactive map for shuttle routes!

  • AM Hotel Shuttles: 5:30am to 8:30am
  • PM Hotel Shuttles: 1:00pm – 9:00pm
  • St. Vrain Shuttle Route will service these hotels.
    • Murphys River Lodge
    • Fall River Village
    • Silver Moon Inn
    • Historic Crags Lodge
    • Misty Mountain Lodge
    • Twin Owls Motor Lodge
    • The Ridgeline
  • Big Thompson Canyon Shuttle
    • The Appenzell Inn
    • Estes Mountain Inn
    • Blue Door Inn
    • Hotel Estes
    • Best Western
    • Coyote Mountain Lodge
    • Quality Inn
    • Columbine Inn
    • Murphy’s Resort at Estes Park
    • The Estes Park Resort


  • RV Parking – see parking attendant for instructions
  • Car Parking – Macgregor Ranch – West, follow the parking signs

Info Tent:

  • Bike Techs, Happy Llama Merchandise,St. Anthony’s Medical Mobile, Beer Garden,Massage 10 – 8 every day – (unless otherwise noted.)Shower Trucks will be open from 10:00am –8:00pm every day. Charging Station – MacGregorRanch West by the hay bar


Things To Do:


The Stanley:

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