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Peak to Peak Scenic Highway

Estes Park, CO
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Ranked #5 of 32 Attractions in Estes Park
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: Popular route from Estes Park to Central City.
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Folsom, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a very relaxing and scenic drive. Be sure to stop at St. Malo church, this is where the Pope visited recently.

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New York City, New York
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173 reviews 173 reviews
67 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this drive. Its an easy drive and quite pretty. About 10 or 15 minutes out of Estes park be sure to stop at lily lake. There's a beautiful easy 1 mile loop hike around the lake. There are also a couple of other hikes off the lake. There are restroom facilities (port-a-potty style). A great little hike for... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were here in April & had really nice warm weather & then it snowed when we were driving up to Rocky Mountain National Park & hiking there. It was magnificent! This drive is one not to miss if you are in this area of Colorado. Gorgeous mountain scenery & the drive isn't all that bad at all. There was... More

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Burleson, Texas
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146 reviews 146 reviews
80 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

In the months leading up to our trip I planned out everything including the route. I kept reading that Hwy 36 from Lyons to Estes park was under construction and could lead to significant delays depending on what day and what time you decided to travel. I heard that sometimes the hwy would shut down for 15 minutes and other... More

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Branson, Missouri
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213 reviews 213 reviews
84 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were headed to Estes Park from East of Denver so we opted to drive from Golden to Estes Park and check out "Peak to Peak". The road offered some beautiful views and stops along the way. If you have an extra 30-45 minuets I would recommend the drive. I would stop and see Lily Lake. It was a nice... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful road, we traveled on it after a light dusting of snow and it was absolutely gorgeous! Learn to drive in low gear so u don't use this breaks as much

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Saugus MA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

You have to overcome your fear of heights when driving through the Rocky Mountain National Park but it is an extremely worthwhile way to spend a day. We saw all manner of wild animals including a full herd of elk which crossed the highway while we watched. Amazing. We saw many deer. Experienced a stop at the continental divide and... More

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Houston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Did some hiking in Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests, drove the way several times and it's scenic indeed. St. Malo Chapel on the Rock closer to Estes Park deserves a stop - when it first appeared along the road in front of us, we thought for a moment we could be somewhere in Europe/Alps, its architecture and scenery around so... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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136 reviews 136 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Watch the speed limits - it goes up and down like a yo-yo, and they do enforce it. Mostly at 8000 ft, so take it easy it you're from the lower regions. Stop in plentiful places for viewing.

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Nauvoo, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There was exquisite beauty in all directions. This area is so different than our home in central Illinois.

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