Scenic drives in Colorado
Experience breathtaking views & fall colors without having to hike! Trail Ridge Road will be closing when snow arrives to stay - usually in October - so don't miss this wonderful fall drive.
Designed to complement the landscape, Trail Ridge Road follows the curves of the mountains for 48 miles of incredible views from Estes Park all the way to Grand Lake.
One of the undisputed benefits of living in the Front Range is the easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park. A short drive from any of the communities along the Front Range, the beautiful RMNP is a great day trip for both locals and visitors.
We set out from Estes Park to explore Old Fall River Road which meets up with Trail Ridge Road at the Alpine Visitor Center. Old Fall River Road is a 15 mph one-way (up) gravel road with steep switchbacks and beautiful views – a fun road adventure.
Many people will tell you that the highlight of their trip in Rocky Mountain National Park was a trip over Trail Ridge Road. The striking beauty around every curve is overwhelming for many who drive this grand road. But when September arrives, the days to travel over Trail Ridge are numbered.