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“Very colorful in the fall!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Peak to Peak Scenic Highway

Peak to Peak Scenic Highway
Estes Park, CO
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions in Estes Park
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: Popular route from Estes Park to Central City.
Cabool, Missouri
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“Very colorful in the fall!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We came up the Peak to Peak, to Estes Park and the trees were very colorful with the Mountain Peaks behind them.

Visited September 2012
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Columbus Ohio
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“Rocky Canyon Side Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The Peak-to-peak route is justifiably famous for its views. We took an interesting side trip that turned out to be even better than the peak route. When you leave (going southward) from Estes park Rt 7 turns east after a 10 miles and becomes South St Vrain Highway. This leads to the town of Lyon, and then you turn south on Ute Highway and you end up in Boulder. St. Vrain is an underrated gem. You basically drive down an unspoiled rocky canyon on a nice road and see one spectacular view after another. It is no wonder that the rock climbers all flock here. We saw one group of bare handed climbers (with an apparent net body fat of 1%) getting ready to climb up and up.

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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“Just a beautiful drive.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Not a whole lot more to say other than my review title. There are quicker ways to Estes Park, but you would be doing yourself a disservice not to take this route (time permitting of course).

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“Excellent views of a scenic part of the Rockies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The road is scenic and mostly 2 lane. Start with at least 3/4 tank of gas as there are just a few places to refuel on the road.

Stop at St. Catherine's church for a look at a beautiful Roman Catholic Church where Pope John Paul II said Mass years ago.

You can take the road all the way to Central City and gamble if that''s your thing.

The scenery is dramatic and the views are breathtaking.

Visited October 2012
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“colors...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

a great spot to view the changing colors......nice paved highway, lots to see and do along the way...fishing, hiking, photos, etc....

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