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Old Fall River Road

US 34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
970-586-1206
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: This dramatic and scenic roadway built in 1913 followed an old Indian pathway that climbed over 3,000 feet.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this road and drove it twice in the week that I was there. It's a dirt road that goes through a part of RMNP. It has beautiful views, stops that you can walk to a few waterfalls, scary drop offs, hiking trails and ends up at the Alpine Visitor Center on top. Just remember to go earlier... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Old Fall River Road is a wonderful adventure to the summit. A one way dirt road and lots of scenery. There are several places to pull off road, walk around and admire the scenery.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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230 reviews 230 reviews
148 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It is not for those who have a fear of heights.while it is quite safe and secure, sometimes the road does not seem to have room for the car to get thru then on one stretch clouds covered the road and it was really scary.

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Lenexa
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31 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was one of our favorite attractions in the park in our July 2008 visit. Now, however, it is completely closed to vehicle traffic and park staff estimate that it will be at least 2 years before it is reopened due to extensive damage in multiple areas as a result of the September 2013 flood. At present you can walk... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stunning view along the road with nice walking trails on the top. Makes you literally short of breath, both from the altitude and the view.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although the road is closed park at the entrance and walk back to the river. Its beautiful. Many visitors were walking up the side's of the river into the valley. Beautiful scenes to photograph.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This road is one way so you cannot turn around. There are a few "small" places to pull off. This is a dirt road, with steep edges so you will want to go slow. If your afraid of heights this might not be the road for you. Happy Travels!

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nc
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

note post below saying this road is closed 2014 after flood damage. sorry to hear it's closed, this is one of my most favorite drives in the US. take it slow and enjoy the amazing views. whoever is sitting on the left will be on the edge of the road with steep dropoff, fun if you dare to look down!... More

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Windsor, Colorado
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

RMNP officials announced that Old Fall River Road will not be open to vehicles in 2014 due to damage from the September 2013 flood. See the December 9, 2013 press release at the official website for Rocky Mountain National Park. It is unknown if the road will be open summer 2014 to hikers or cyclists. It is open to hikers... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I highly recommend this drive. It is closed certain times of year so double check before making plans. It is a one way (east to west) road. I recommend driving on this road as you go west beginning at Sheep Lakes then it will end at the Alpine Visitors Center where it joins up with and becomes Trail Ridge Road.... More

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