Estes Park is a popular destination due to its location beside the Rocky Mountain National Park and has grown over the course of the last few years. If you’re planning a trip to the Rockies, Estes Park is a great spot to spend some time taking in the scenery, entertainment, and dining. After dinner? Here’s a look at the best places to get dessert in Estes Park.
Located at 130 E Elkhorn, Munchin House is a favorite sweet destination for visitors of all ages. Boasting an impressive array of 40 homemade ice cream flavors, everyone is sure to find something they like on the menu. If you find yourself having dessert in Estes Park during the winter and things are a little too cold for ice cream, there are other options! The espresso bar can warm you up, or you can opt for caramel corn, taffy, homemade fudge, and more. Don’t leave Munchin House without a Huckleberry gift as a souvenir.
Family owned and operated, the Sundae Saloon has managed to position itself near the top of the best places to get dessert in Estes Park. The Blue Bunny ice cream comes in a wide array of flavors, from standard options like chocolate and vanilla to more specialized ones such as praline pecan. If you aren’t in the mood for ice cream, consider carnival-style options such as the deep-fried Twinkies which are a hit among customers. This wild west style restaurant is so committed to their “saloon” name that the stools are saddles! The Sundae Saloon provides great ice cream and a great time.
Caramel Corn is another locally owned and operated business that offers desert in Estes Park. In addition to caramel corn (the obvious choice here), you can also enjoy turtles, taffy, toffee, and artisan ice cream. If you aren’t stopping by to try to satisfy your sweet tooth, make sure you try out some of the savory popcorn options on the menu.
Hayley’s Ice Cream is one of the most popular spots in Estes Park and there’s a reason for it. The only thing that could possibly rival the quality of Hayley’s Ice Cream is the service you get when you go. While they offer all the traditional ice cream flavors, there are also specialty items on the menu. Recent visitors to Hayley’s have raved about flavors that include wedding cake and tiger butter. With such a huge variety, everyone can find something they like at Hayley’s.
Don’t discount a national chain if you’re looking for a quick, tasty meal along with some dessert all at one location. The Dairy Queen in Estes Park offers all of the menu options that you can find at DQ across the country, with some unbeatable customer service. Whether you’re in the mood for a sundae, a shake, or another tasty treat after dinner, there’s a reason that Dairy Queen has long been one of the most successful fast-food chains in the United States.