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Scenic Drives

Trail Ridge Road, the highest paved road in the US, is the most famous scenic drive in Rocky Mountain National Park – a day trip not to miss through high alpine tundra panoramas!

Even driving up to Estes Park from Colorado’s Front Range is scenic!  Hwy 34 from Loveland follows the spectacular canyon formed by the Big Thompson River, and the Peak to Peak Colorado Scenic Byway from Central City is known for miles of fall color.

Old Fall River Road lets you glimpse the Park’s huge wilderness backcountry and get an idea of what travel was like in Rocky  before paved roads — it’s a one way uphill, dirt road ending at the Alpine Visitor Center.

Watch for bighorn sheep in the narrows of the Big Thompson canyon as you head down to the flatlands to shop the Outlet Mall or see the Budweiser Clydesdales and breweries of Fort Collins.

For up to date road status and conditions in the Park, call 970-586-1222 for a recorded message.