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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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Spectacular views, but way scary if you don't like heights!!!

We took this road which is only open in the summer and is only one way to the top. The views were great. However, it was difficult for some of us adults to look out the window... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We took this road which is only open in the summer and is only one way to the top. The views were great. However, it was difficult for some of us adults to look out the window. It looked like we could fall off the side of the mountain, as there were no guard rails. I was nervous the whole... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

June 13, 2015. Appears that the road just opened recently but would probably be better if you walked like we did! We walked up to Chasm Falls and went down in and took some pictures. We also seen a half dozen or so Elk as well and when we got back to the bottom there were bull Elk everywhere. Lots... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

They have just recently reopened this trail after having been closed for some time. It is an unpaved one way road approximately nine miles long. The sites along the way are absolutely gorgeous! In addition to the beautiful views we saw some wildlife (marmots, chipmunks, and birds). We took our time and stopped often to enjoy the views. I would... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

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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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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