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“Rocky Mountain Splendor” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peak to Peak Scenic Highway

Peak to Peak Scenic Highway
Estes Park, CO
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Ranked #6 of 31 Attractions in Estes Park
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: Popular route from Estes Park to Central City.
Littleton, Colorado
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“Rocky Mountain Splendor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We traveled the Peak to Peak Highway from Estes Park to I-70. The roadway provides mountain vistas of Longs Peak and Mount Meeker and many others. While Big Thompson Canyon is a treat, this drive is far superior. It is the slow route that parallels I-25, and is well worth the time. You pass through interesting communities like Nederland where there is an annual Frozen Dead Guy Festival. For a great lunch or dinner experience, stop by the Bald Pate Inn just south of Estes Park (reservation recommended).

Visited June 2013
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Normal, Illinois
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“Fine scenery, a tricky route”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We caught the road coming out of Denver and had to struggle a bit, unfamiliar with the area. The rural and mountain scenery is lovely, as well as the small towns on the route. Black Hawk is a hoot, a big lump of Vegas crammed in a tiny valley, 4 lanes in (from the south) and 2 lanes out. I hope all that dough is doing the local Indian community some good. If you have a few hours, it's a nice ride.

Visited June 2013
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Brenham, Texas
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“What a drive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We drove on this byway from Estes park to Blackhawk co. The views are amazing. The drive took about 2 hours with stops along to way to take photos. This drive is a must if you like scenery.

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Minnesota
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“very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Great thing to do on a free day. It was foggy though so I know it would have been better on a sunny day. Very surprised to come across a mini Las Vegas on the drive! Hard town to get out of though. The roads kept bringing us to downtown! It is hard to park if you have a bigger vehicle as they may not fit in the parking ramps.

Visited June 2013
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Naperville, Illinois
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“What Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Took this drive back to Denver International Airport from Estes Park. Its a windy, hilly road with good views and much better than doing the interstate. Saw lots of bikers amazingly climbing these steep grades. Stopped in Nederland, a funky town on the way back through Boulder. It does not compare to the Trail Ridge Road, but a good alternative when driving to and from Estes Park back to Denver.

Visited May 2013
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