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Address: US 34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
Phone Number: 970-586-1206
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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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Amazing drive

Difficult to imagine this road being constructed a hundred years ago. The history is amazing. The waterfalls along the way are beautiful. The views are spectacular. And if you're... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cedar City, Utah

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Cedar City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Difficult to imagine this road being constructed a hundred years ago. The history is amazing. The waterfalls along the way are beautiful. The views are spectacular. And if you're lucky enough to see some elk along the way... icing on the cake.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a drive! You drive along a dirt road up to the Alpine Visitors Center. High altitudes, incredible views, tight turns, no guard rails, and pockets of snow. Take your time and enjoy every minute of this drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove it in a little Toyota Corolla with no problem. Excellent views of the mountains and even got to play in a little snow near the top. Saw an elk grazing as well. Highly recommended for some great views.

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were disappointed last year when the road was closed but excited when it reopened this year. Going up Old Fall River Road and coming down Trail Ridge is the way to go, especially so that you can see the sights on both (and you don't have the option to come down Old Fall River Road). It's not a difficult... More 

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Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been up Old Fall River road more times than I can count. It's always beautiful and a great way to slow way down and see nature. We're avid hikers, but if you're looking to see nature from a different perspective, or take a wide variety of ages and abilities to see the alpine forests and tundra, this is your... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made a last second decision to drive up Old Fall River Road instead of taking Trail Ridge Road both up and down, and while I was initially terrified due to the gravel road, it ended up being absolutely gorgeous and totally worthwhile! I had been petrified in the days leading up to this trip, due to all the reviews... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our trek up this dirt road. We went in the late afternoon during the week and there were hardly any cars up there. We noticed on the weekend that it was pretty packed. The views are stunning and the road is scary at times with sheer drop offs and lots of switchbacks. It took us about an... More 

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Augusta, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I found the road to be in great shape. I even saw a Honda accord driving up it! We drove a 4 cylinder front wheel drive small suv and had no problems! Great views! And so worth it!

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The old Fall River Road is closed until inJune, and since it is unpaved most folks don't take this route up to the Alpine Center. Don't be timid; the road is uncrowded and a nice drive. The water views and the mountain scenes are well worth going this route.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Exhilarating for everyone else. I almost want to keep this to myself because although I was exhausted at the end of it, it was very special. Climbing steadily through the mountains, meandering across the falls, coming up above the tree line into the glacial and alpine area and then getting to the top near the excellent Alpine visitor centre. While... More 

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