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Peak to Peak Scenic Highway

Estes Park, CO
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Ranked #5 of 34 Attractions in Estes Park
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: Popular route from Estes Park to Central City.
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Chandler, Arizona
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108 reviews 108 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We decided to take this scenic drive instead of the highway so we could just stroll along and enjoy the scenery. I can say it didn't disappoint! We stopped along the river where we took beautiful pictures and enjoyed our time in nature. It was pleasant and gave our young girls a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This gorgeous mountain drive offers spectacular views without the hair-rising drop offs that sometimes accompany mountain driving. Beautiful way to get to Estes Park if you have the time.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I am only saying average on this review because there is so much more to do in and around Estes and Rocky Mountain National Park. If you have kids or may otherwise become tired from hiking then this is a wonderful option to see some great sites and nice little towns.

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Mt prospect
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Take the time to stop in at Nederland to see the Carousel of Happiness. It's worth a quick stop. It is a mixture of old and new throughout the town. This road is wonderful, providing amazing views of the mountains with mother nature changing the view at every turn.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We took this scenic drive from north to south. Lake Lily was especially lovely and we saw an elk. We suspect, though, it would have been even more scenic to do the drive from Central City north--going toward the mountains at Estes Park in the distance rather than with our backs to them.

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Quad-Cities
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The whole trip is beautiful mountain scenery mile after mile. Take your time and take lots of photos.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Stop for a hike at Lilly Mountain about 5 miles from downtown Estes Park. The hike is about 5 miles and moderately strenuous. The views from the top of Rocky Mountain National Park and the YMCA Estes Park Center are fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

beautiful drive and worth the time. Make sure to stop on the pull offs to take in the awesome views!

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Beatrice, Nebraska
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stop and take a look at this beautiful chapel just South of Estes Park on Hwy 7. It survived the Flood of 2013 and the Pope visited it in 1993.

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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Its a nice drive. Just wish it was a circle. I would stop and eat somewhere next time instead of just going at it. Bring some RMJ.

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