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Old Fall River Road

US 34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-1206
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Travel the back roads!

I give this stop a 4 star out of 5 only due to how remote it is. We visited Rocky Mountain National... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ralph S
New York City, New York

We were at the base of the Old Fall River Road, in the Endovalley when we were informed by a Ranger... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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This dramatic and scenic roadway built in 1913 followed an old Indian pathway that climbed over 3,000 feet.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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US 34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-1206

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I give this stop a 4 star out of 5 only due to how remote it is. We visited Rocky Mountain National Park in June, and the road as stated was closed to cars, but open to hikers. From the start, one mile brings you...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the base of the Old Fall River Road, in the Endovalley when we were informed by a Ranger that there were bighorn sheep just up the road. This was so, so exciting. What great memories!

Thank EAY1976
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Someone suggested that we hike up Old Fall River Road and check out the waterfall. It's easy walking because its a road but it gets pretty steep and there are several switch backs. It's about a one and a half miles, but we made it...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a beautiful drive to the top of Trail Ridge. It is dirt most of the way. It's a good way to get away from the crowds. Some beautiful waterfalls on this road. Parking is very limited so go early. We packed a lunch...More

Thank 199judyd199
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...More

3  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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

Thank kcmodave
Reviewed 27 December 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...More

Thank DGS2002
Reviewed 6 December 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.

1  Thank MellieinTexas
Reviewed 29 November 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.

1  Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 29 November 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...More

Thank Sherry B
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Mark P
Planning a trip to this park in Late April of 2017, will this road be opened by then or are we coming to early in the season.
19 August 2016|
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Response from Teresa P | Reviewed this property |
I think it opens in June but that depends on the weather. The National Park Service has a website that should let you know if it's open as you get closer to the date. Have fun when you go!!
Can a mini van make it on Old Fall River Road?
18 July 2016|
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Response from Mikeofokc | Reviewed this property |
Yes, easily. It's a well maintained gravel road and your mini van will do just fine
Is old Fall River road still open?
6 October 2015|
Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
Rocky Mountain National Park rangers posted this on Twitter yesterday (October 7). "Old Fall River Road will remain closed for a couple of days for maintenance and repair work." You can check the status of Old Fall River... More