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Old Fall River Road

Us 34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-1206
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Take your Time

The time of year you go on this road will greatly determine the quality of the road. The later in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
The Best Part of the Park

This narrow dirt road is an amazing scenic drive to the summit. It is narrow and steep with no... 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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Us 34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-1206

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The time of year you go on this road will greatly determine the quality of the road. The later in the year, the more rutted and worn it gets. You should have no real problem with any rental car you have, unless it's a very...More

Thank lord-xeon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This narrow dirt road is an amazing scenic drive to the summit. It is narrow and steep with no guardrails and drop offs, and going slow is a requirement, but is worth every minute. You get a chance to see so much more than on...More

Thank gawildcats
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

9 miles of unforgettable dirt road climbing to 12,000 feet. The views are spectacular. This one way road is steep and without guard rails. If you have a fear of heights or driving this terrain you may want to think twice before heading out. There...More

Thank Rogerm213
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a 9 mile one way dirt road with no guardrails and steep drop offs. Sounds harrowing but it really isn't as everyone is going super slow. The views are spectacular and well worth the time it takes to get you up to the...More

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If it's open and you have time, take this route! It is amazing! Slow and beautiful! Be sure to stop at Chasm Falls!

Thank Renee J
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is definitely the slow road to the "top" of Rocky Mountain National Park, but it is worth it. Don't let the gravel road scare you - just take things slow and enjoy the changing scenery as you switch back & forth up the mountain....More

Thank BThompson777
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I had always just taken Trail Ridge Road and decided to give this a try. The views were totally different and we had mule deer cross the road in front of us in a couple of locations. I was white knuckled the whole way though....More

Thank Heidi A
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the old Fall River Road. We started our drive early in the morning. We drove our F-150 the entire trip with no problems. The unpaved road was in great condition and there was little traffic. The road is one way and narrow...More

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Although we were initially a bit leery of this drive because it's a dirt road, it wasn't a problem. The road is well maintained and very driveable, although it does have a speed limit of 15 mph. But the views are amazing and the Alpine...More

Thank CMN14
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This trail made it the park visit an awesome experience! The views were break-taking, esp in the morning! Seeing the park from a different view of the main road was amazing. We drove this trail twice in our convertible Mustang, so it is packed enough...More

1  Thank photographerrn
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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