The HGI is located at 5455 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada,CO, just down the hill from the RTD stop and Historic Olde Town which features many quaint shops, restaurants and a winery. No visit would be complete without checking in with Kit Simon at Olde Town Pickin Parlor where many vintage and new instruments and amps can be found.
Those wishing to arrive early or stay after the camp should contact the hotel directly at (866) 238-4218 Let them know that you are a participant in the Rocky Mountain Guitar Camp.
Estes Park, Colorado is located 70 miles northwest of Denver at the eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The town can be reached from the east via U.S. Highways 34 and 36, and Colorado Highway 7. Access from the west is by U.S. Highway 34 which crosses the Continental Divide. Also known as Trail Ridge Road, that section of the roadway is generally open from May through October, weather permitting. Surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rocky Mountains, The area is known for its diverse variety of watchable wildlife including elk, deer and bighorn sheep.
Rocky Mountain National Park
With majestic mountains, tundra wildflowers, abundant wildlife, Trail Ridge Road (highest paved road in the US, and over 350 miles of trails, Rocky Mountain National Park is spectacular. From flat easy hikes around mountain lakes to challenging multiday backpack trips and climbs, the Park offers trails for hikers of every level.
The Stanley Hotel
No trip to Estes Park would be complete without a visit to The Stanley Hotel. First opened in 1909 the hotel, known for its architecture, magnificent setting and famous visitors, may be best known for inspirational role for the Stephen King novel The Shining and the 1980 film starring Jack Nicholson. The hotel, easily seen from the front of the Estes Park Resort, is said to be haunted, as many guests will attest. To get the full experience and haunting appeal of the Stanley, there is no better way than to take a guided tour. Tailored to all kinds of visitors there’s a memorable and spooky tour experience for everyone, from the five hour Ghost Hunt to the Night Tour. Spots fill quickly so book your tour as soon as your travel plans are confirmed.