One of the owners of the Black Forest took our orders...he was easily an octogenarian...there were 6 of us and he wrote nothing down with nary a mistake per each of us. Guy was a hoot. Neat town. I recall not seeing a single parking spot in Estes Park. A bicycle rally had snail grinders strewn for countless miles.
The Big Thompson River flows through Moraine Park right near the NE entrance of the park (just outside of Estes Park) and can be very good fishing especially in the fall. You'll be there during what people have called "elk wars" and I think there is some sort of closure on that area during that time but it may only be from dusk till dawn. There are also numerous alpine lakes to hike to that are beautiful and hold some nice cutties.