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Old Fall River Road

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Address: US 34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
Phone Number: 970-586-1206
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Activities: Driving
Description: This dramatic and scenic roadway built in 1913 followed an old Indian...
This dramatic and scenic roadway built in 1913 followed an old Indian pathway that climbed over 3,000 feet.
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Stunning views! Bring your binoculars & camera & get ready to enjoy the wilderness from a dirt road with the windows down & the sunroof open. We saw a ram sliding down a snowbank... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stunning views! Bring your binoculars & camera & get ready to enjoy the wilderness from a dirt road with the windows down & the sunroof open. We saw a ram sliding down a snowbank, several large elk, & a variety of mountain scenes. The others on the road are eager to share their finds. Such a great drive.

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Overland Park, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The nice thing about Fall River Road is that it is one way up to the top of the mountain. The scenery is breath-taking and the dirt road is in very good shape making it accessible to cars as well as 4x4 vehicles.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Taking the Old Fall River Road is a wonderful alternative to getting to the Alpine Visitor Center. It is a 9 mile one-way dirt road that starts just past Alluvail Falls near Horseshoe Park. The narrow, winding road makes you slow down and enjoy the drive. There are several safe places to pull over and get out to look around.... More 

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De Soto, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We drove this road while using the guide book available at the start. It is a beautiful drive with great scenery. The guide book was worth the $2 donation and added to understanding what we were seeing. They have done a great job of keeping the road similar to how it has been since being built in 1912 and no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

First off, buy the road guide at one of the visitor's centers. It describes what you are looking at at certain mileage points. Well worth the $5! Otherwise we would have passed things and not even known what we were missing. This road hasn't been opened since Sept 2013 due to flooding and just opened this July. So glad we... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you are going to Rocky Mountain National Park and you are there when this road is open (after July 4th and into early fall,) you MUST take this road! It is breathtaking, gorgeous, and, at times, scary enough to make my palms sweat! We drove up this 9 mile long dirt road from approximately 8000 feet above sea level... More 

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Homer Glen, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Rocky Mountain National Park was very busy so my son and I decided to travel on this road. At first my son was a little apprehensive about going on gravel road with no guard rails. It was an easy drive in my Camry. No issues with the road and any sedan will make the trip with ease. My son even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Finally got to travel this because it's been closed off in the past three visits to RMNP. Definitely glad we did. Such a beautiful, peaceful, & intimate drive. Being a one-way road makes it very nice.

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This amazing drive gives you a much more intimate experience with Rocky Mountain Park than Trail Ridge Road. Take it slow and be sure to stop at the pull offs. Chasm Falls is at one of the pull offs and is a lovely surprise. Beautiful views, pine scented air, waterfalls cascading down mountain sides....this drive is a must do!

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Old Fall River Road is such an amazing road to drive up. If you visit RMNP make sure you drive up to the alpine at least once by going up Old Fall River Road. It is definitely worth it. It takes you up to the Alpine Visitor Center. It is amazing to think that it was the only way up... More 

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Address: US 34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
Phone Number: 970-586-1206
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Rocky Mountain National Park

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