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“Wonderful mountain views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Peak to Peak Scenic Highway

Peak to Peak Scenic Highway
Highway 7, 72 and 119, Estes Park, CO
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Ranked #11 of 53 Activities in Estes Park
Type: Scenic drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: Popular route from Estes Park to Central City.
Nebraska
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108 reviews 108 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Wonderful mountain views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This winding rode south of Estes Park is a beautiful drive. Take your time and make some stops along the way. You'll pass Lilly Lake which is worth a stop. Along the way you will see what looks like a tiny European castle on a rock, complete with moat. This is St. Catherine's Chapel. Pull over for a visit. It is a beautiful little church.

Visited June 2013
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Littleton, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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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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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“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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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“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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13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“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.

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