sits at 8,500 feet on a mountain ridge overlooking the small tourist town of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park. It is an ideal place to get away and retreat, enjoy the Mountains and encounter the Lord Jesus Christ.
Estes Park is home to more than the year-round natural splendors of the mountains, special festivals and cultural experiences. This delightful mountain village welcomes visitors of all ages with downtown gardens and grassy picnic parks, playgrounds, aspen groves, beds of wildflowers and river walks. Estes Park has a range of amenities including grocery stores, sports outfitters, gift stores, gymnasiums, hotels and a comprehensive public library. Victorian lights and sidewalk benches add an old-fashioned note to the array of the more than 300 charming shops, restaurants and coffee shops catering to most of the visitor’s needs.
Rocky Mountain National Park is eight miles from Ravencrest Chalet. The Park’s 417 square miles consist of snow-mantled peaks rising above sub- alpine valleys and glistening lakes. Longs Peak, the highest mountain in the Park, rises to 14,255 feet.
One-third of the Park is above the tree line and is home to Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous highway in the continental United States. The road rises to 12,183 feet and is open from May through October.
Rocky Mountain National Park is an ideal place for hiking, snowshoeing and off-track skiing and snow boarding. A primary attraction is the abundant wildlife, such as elk, moose, deer and bighorn sheep.