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Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

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Address: Highway 7, 72 and 119, Estes Park, CO
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Popular route from Estes Park to Central City.

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Quiet drive

Nice quiet drive thru the mountains. Stopped for lunch in a small town along the way. Much less traffic than other routes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice quiet drive thru the mountains. Stopped for lunch in a small town along the way. Much less traffic than other routes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a lovely drive! We traveled it several times while on our vacation. At all times of the day, it looks different and wonderful! It's a must see... take the time to stop at some of the lookouts and listen to the streams and creeks. And, you won't get any kind of gps or cell signal, so bring a map.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have the time and no where to be the peak to peak scenic Byway is an amazing opportunity to see the Rocky Mountains at it finest. there was never a moment when I didn't try to take a picture. Be it of small off the road stops that offer unique views or the fact that the road winds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The majesty of the Rocky Mountain National Park is in full view on this drive. Make sure to stop at the various scenic pullouts to more fully appreciate the beauty of this park!

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Burleson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of my favorite things to do while In Estes Park. Going to the RMNP and driving the road was incredible. By recommendation of a Ranger she told us to take the dirt road up. It was perfect! Great view, easy to drive and it was very majestic. Towards the top saw our first of many Elk on... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some times called the freak to freak highway this will take you to Netherland, Blackhawk and Central City

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm really surprised this shows up as the #1 "thing to do in Estes Park" when it's not really in EP at all. While it's a nice drive and is a more scenic route to get to/from EP than other paths down south, it's not something worth driving from EP and then back again in the same day. You can... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove Peak to Peak Scenic Byway from Estes Park to the Denver area and then continued south to Mt. Evans. The drive was beautiful -- providing many picture opportunities. The drive was very peaceful and an easy route to drive. It was the perfect drive to wind down our vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy drive from Estes Park back to Boulder. Took a little under hr and half. First part of drive was nicer. Good end to first day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take you time and enjoy the beauty of this place. The fast moving river runs along this road. The rocky canyons are magnificent.

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