Town of Estes Park and Lake Estes in Colorado USA

Estes Park, Colorado. Photo Credit: benedek (iStock).

The 'Travelers' Choice 2021' rankings have been released by popular travel website TripAdvisor and two Colorado towns made the cut for their 'trending destinations' list.

On a list of 15 United States towns and cities, Estes Park earned a rank of 7th and Breckenridge earned a rank of 11th. Gatlinburg topped the list.

Estes Park was noted for serving as a basecamp for Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as for common wildlife sightings. Roughly an hour and a half from Denver, this quaint town has been a top destination for tourists for decades.

Among the likely reasons that Breckenridge is a trending destination would be the large ski resort, the many hiking trails, and many well-known events hosted in the town throughout the year – all within a relatively close proximity to the heavily populated Front Range metro area when compared to many other resort towns.

See the full list of trending American destinations here.

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Spencer McKee is OutThere Colorado's Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to hike, rock climb, and trail run. He's on a mission to summit all 58 of Colorado's fourteeners and has already climbed more than half.


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(2) comments

The Gregarious Recluse

Anybody who uses or references Trip Advisor I view with great skepticism. Trip Advisor is as trustworthy as a real estate agent. Trip Advisor will NEVER tell you the entire story, only what they want you to hear/see. It is as impartial as a Russian judge.

Bill N

Trending in what direction? Overcrowded tourist traps! Thirty years ago they were trending in a nice direction, now they are overbuilt and congested. The further you get from Denver, the better Colorado becomes.

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