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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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Monroe, GA
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171 reviews 171 reviews
19 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Having driven this gravel single lane road before, I was disappointed this year due it's closing due to flood damage in 2013. The alluvial fan blocked the road and even paved roads were washed out. Many houses were lost on highway 34 canyon but it's open now.

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Old Fall River Road is a beautifully scenic dirt road (one-way up). Unfortunately, it is closed until further notice, as it sustained major wash-out damage with the Sept 2013 flood.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I like that this was the first road up and over, cant imagine going up in an old 32 ford. Drive slow and enjoy the views, all gravel, but its pretty easy for cars.

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Katy, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We love this drive. Unfortunately it was closed due to the 2013 flood. I was really looking forward to it. This is a 11 mile gravel, one-way uphill road punctuated by switchbacks. If you get the chance, you should do this at least one. I cannot wait for it to open again.

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USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It was closed for all 2014. Hopefully, restoration of this shelf/cliff, one way drive will be done in 2015, for the 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park. If not open by July 2015, it may be a longer time to rebuild.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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147 helpful votes 147 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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74 helpful votes 74 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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73 helpful votes 73 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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