We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

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

Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Ranked #1 of 66 things to do in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Popular route from Estes Park to Central City.
Nebraska
Level Contributor
154 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 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
Helpful?
1 Thank 2togoNebraska
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

980 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    744
    180
    43
    12
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Littleton, Colorado
Level Contributor
63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“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
Helpful?
Thank Robert C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Normal, Illinois
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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
Helpful?
2 Thank spjk49
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brenham, Texas
Level Contributor
23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank TJW3935
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Minnesota
Level Contributor
73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank MinnesotaBwaters
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Peak to Peak Scenic Byway also viewed

 

Been to Peak to Peak Scenic Byway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing