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Old Fall River Road

Us 34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-1206
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Amazing. Not for the faint of heart

Absolutely breathtaking 9 Mile one way dirt road drive through many switchbacks, past waterfalls... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elkton, Maryland
Road was blocked

Make certain you check ahead of time to ensure that this road will be open. It was closed for some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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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 days ago

Absolutely breathtaking 9 Mile one way dirt road drive through many switchbacks, past waterfalls and canyons. Lets out at one of the most spectacular vistas we have ever seen, just before the end at the Alpine Visitors Center. Also, just before the beginning of the...More

Thank AmyK41129
Reviewed 3 days ago

Make certain you check ahead of time to ensure that this road will be open. It was closed for some reason when we went through the park

Thank hd452016
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had no destination when we entered Rocky Mountain National Park but when we came upon the Old Fall River Road, we knew we had to drive it. It is a dirt road, but hard packed and not difficult to navigate. Just use common sense...More

Thank HikerEllie
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I started our journey in Rocky Mountain National Park by driving Old Fall River Road and I am so thankful that we did. It offered some of the most stunning scenery of the whole trip and was by far my favorite part!...More

Thank brightestblue
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my favorite activity in the 4 days spent exploring the park. There are plenty of pullouts and hiking trails along this 9 mile, winding dirt road. You won't regret taking the time to drive it and enjoying the views and trails.

Thank loves2travel75
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Old Fall River Road was one of my favorite drives in Rocky Mountain National Park. I was in Denver for a business meeting and took an afternoon out to the park for some sightseeing and choose this road as I was curious about what...More

1  Thank Geof J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a one way road that leads to approximately the middle of the park and connects back with the main road. Lots of small waterfalls, ice formations, more critters as there was less traffic, great views. If you are going through the park I...More

Thank jhvcpa
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the time and this road is open it's definitely a must do! Fantastic views of the Rocky Mountains. We even got out and walked over to a snow field in AUGUST!

Thank SNHN95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to take this route back to Grand Lake. So glad we did because it just gives another perspective than Trail Ridge Road. There are very tight turns and it is one way only. It is a dirt road. Very cool to drive. It ends...More

Thank OhioSuzy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome one way road that travels 9 miles up to the top where the Alpine Visitor's Center is located. Go on a day where weather (rain and wind) will not be an issue and this is a one way only road with steep drop offs....More

1  Thank AlexanderDelarge
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Mark P
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!!
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
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