Estes Park is full of amazing things to see and do. What other Colorado town do you know of that has regular traffic jams due to herds of elk taking over the streets? Estes Park is also known as the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.

When it comes to the main street of Estes Park, shopping is where it is at when it comes to spending a little money and getting a souvenir. The charming shops and restaurants are guaranteed to give you a special feeling when you walk through their doors. One of my favorite types of shops in the small Colorado mountain town is the candy shops. I am always fascinated by the taffy-pulling contraption displayed in the window pulling the sweet candy.

An Estes Park Candy Shop is the Best in the Nation


This week, USA Today released its 10 best candy shops in the United States and one Estes Park candy shop brings home top honors as the best in the nation. The Taffy Shop in Estes Park has been operating since 1935 and is a must-stop for anyone passing through the town who loves the chewy taste of saltwater taffy.

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Located at 121 West Elkhorn Avenue, the Taffy Shop has made visitors smile with the vast array of taffy flavors for decades. The handmade saltwater taffy goes from raw ingredients to a flavorful candy in about two and a half hours. This process includes being aerated on the taffy puller which will incorporate little bubbles into the taffy, giving it a light and fluffy texture.

Some of the many flavors you can purchase at the Taffy Shop in Estes Park include cinnamon, peppermint, vanilla, chocolate, Texas pecan, lemon, and many more. So the next time you are in Estes Park, stop into the Taffy Shop and pick up a few flavors to saltwater taffy. Plus, this also gives you bragging rights to say you went to and bought candy from the best candy shop in the United States. To see the full list of the best candy shops, visit the 10Best list at

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