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Peak to Peak Scenic Highway

Estes Park, CO
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Ranked #7 of 43 attractions in Estes Park
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: Popular route from Estes Park to Central City.
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Minneapolis
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Perhaps I was jaded by all of the amazing scenery we had already experienced, but it didn't feel this drive was worth the special day trip we gave it. If you are traveling that way, it might be worth it, but keep in mind it will add significant travel time to your day. If you're thinking of day trips, there... More

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Mankato
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This was a fun drive to make to get us from Estes Park to Denver. Highly recommend doing and make stops in the quirky towns. Don't miss Lily Lake for scenery and Wild Basin for waterfalls.

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Lago Vista
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

It doesn't get any better than this. Excellent drive, views, places to pull off the road and the park rangers are very polite.

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Cary, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice scenic ride to Estes Park. Doesn't compare to Trail Ridge Road or Pike's Peak drive, but wasn't tired of the view at any point during the drive.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great scenic drive and a great way to get up to RMNP from Denver or Boulder. We drove this way out of the park, so we were very spoiled from the wonders of Trail Ridge Road, but this drive is still very much worth the trip.

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Longmont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Peak to Peak Highway boasts beautiful views all seasons, all year. Easy turn-offs to great alpine hiking, picnicking, viewing at Indian Peaks, Brainard Lake, Camp Dick, Nederland, BlackHawk and others.

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Henderson, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Can't beat the views from this scenic road, especially in fall when the aspens turn golden. Views, views, views. Make sure you have your camera. Lots of trailheads along the way. Take a side excursion to Longs Peak. You'll find a little campground there if you are looking. A few little towns along the way, to explore or find a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Take your time on this long and winding road, but be prepared to stop for the fabulous scenery. This is not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wonderful scenery around ever corner and many turnout areas to park with short walk to view the vistas.

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Godfrey, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

great roads and awesome scenery. The mountain views were unbelivable. There were even place to pull over and take pictures.

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