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Address: US 34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
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This dramatic and scenic roadway built in 1913 followed an old Indian...

This dramatic and scenic roadway built in 1913 followed an old Indian pathway that climbed over 3,000 feet.

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The first auto route in Rocky Mountain National Park

The Old Fall River Road was the first automobile route to penetrate the interior of Rocky Mountain National Park. Work began in 1913 but was interrupted in 1914 by World War I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Old Fall River Road was the first automobile route to penetrate the interior of Rocky Mountain National Park. Work began in 1913 but was interrupted in 1914 by World War I with the final construction being completed between 1918 and 1920. The road linked the east side of the park near Estes Park with Grand Lake on the west... More 

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Gladstone, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Fall River Road up to the visitor center then the Trail Ridge Road back to Estes Park. A great day drive.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

We took this road up to the visitor center, it's a one way gravel road with very sharp cutbacks and very bad ruts in the road. In our opinion the views from Trail Ridge road are better. We did stop and do a couple of hikes along the way which was very nice. So if you're wanting to do one... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Wonderful slow drive. Beat way to get to the top. Make sure and stop at the falls and signs well in advance , parking is a premium and no turning around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

A must see if you are in the area. Along with seeing the elk in "rut", the scenery was breathtaking and a bit scary in places if you are not accustomed to very steep drops.

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Bridge City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This road was closed for the season, but we stopped at Endovalley Picnic area. It is one of our favorite places in the park. It is quiet and has a river running through the picnic area. It is the perfect place to rest and listen to nature.

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Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

This one-way road we took when heading back after the day on the east side of the park. There were so many people that Saturday, which made the usual highway full of traffic going west. We took a chance and went this route to see if it was open (as it was closed the week before from snow). Well, we... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We did this drive 3 times during our stay. The scenery is beautiful but the road is not for the faint hearted! Very steep, single track (it's a one way road so no oncoming traffic), with sheer drops to the sides. Well worth it!

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Dunkirk, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Th views were great and we enjoyed the Alpine Visitors Center, but we will never take this road again. It is a deeply rutted dirt road with severe switchbacks and you are near the edge most of the time. Several drivers dangerously drove well above the speed limit. Once we made it to the Alpine Visitors Center we were treated... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Fall River road is a fun way to see the fall leaves. It takes you through some great aspens and on up into the high tundra at the visitor's center at the top of Trail Ridge Road. You need a car with some clearance and patience behind the wheel. It is slow going, but worth the trip. Check for closure,... More 

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