January 11, 2016




stanley_hotel__goldThe host hotel for the US Trail Running Conference is the historic Stanley Hotel. The Stanley Hotel, known for its architecture, magnificent setting, and famous visitors, may possibly be best known today for its inspirational role in the Stephen King’s novel, “The Shining.” This Colorado hotel has been featured as one of America’s most haunted hotels and with the numerous stories from visitors and staff, The Stanley Hotel continues to “shine” today, as it did in 1909 when first opened.

The Stanley Hotel has kindly offered a special rate for Conference attendees that book with them. Take advantage of the following discounted rate:

Classic King or Queen room – $184.00 (sales tax is 8.55%, and 2% lodging tax also applies)

To take advantage of discounted rates at The Stanley Hotel for this Conference, call 970-577-4040 Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm MST to book – please make sure to mention your group affiliation as US Trail Running Conference..

All attendees will be required to pay a Deposit equaling one night’s room and tax will be taken at the time of the reservation being made. Individual cancellations received within 30 days of arrival will be charged at the full rate for the entire stay, whether or not the group block commitment has been met or exceeded. The block of rooms will be held until September 10, 2017. Those rooms not reserved prior to this date will be released for general sale. Reservations requests after this date will be taken on a space available basis at the higher of the contract rate or rate available at that time.

Other lodging options

McGregor Mountain Lodge – our friends at McGregor Mountain Lodge have offered a 15% discount for stays of two or more nights. They have a range of cabins to suit your needs, and are just a few minutes from the Stanley Hotel on Fall River Road. Co-owner is Michael is also one of the founders of local endurance gel company VFuel – check out their website at this link, and mention you are coming for the US Trail Running Conference to secure your discount.

E20130807_035511_lmd los res logostes Park has a huge variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets, from low cost rooms in a motel, to high end vacation rentals. The Stanley Hotel is close to the downtown area, and Fall River Road, so it may be best to locate accommodation close to those areas. Visit Estes Park is your got to resource for all information on lodging and the many other town attractions. Check out their website here, select lodging or use the logo link to the left.


Camping – there are options for camping in the area. Weather in late September / early October can still be supportive for lovers of sleeping outdoors.
Hermit Park is nearly 4 miles out of town just off Highway 36 and is also close to the venue for the Trail Race on Sunday October 2.
There is only one option in RMNP that is open at the time of the Conference, the Longs Peak Campground – this is located up Highway 7, towards Allenspark. Of course it is also at the base of one of the most famous trails in RMNP as well!

Restaurants and other attractions

The Visit Estes Park website is also your number one resource for restaurants, and the other attractions in Estes Park. Poppy’s, Mama Roses, Nepals, and Ed’s Cantina are great restaurants that are all within walking distance of the Stanley, and offer a wide variety of different cuisine types for all tastes.