Old Fall River Road

EASY 8 reviews
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Old Fall River Road is a 10.5 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.5 miles
3359 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash




mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving





wild flowers


Take the original road built for cars in Rocky Mountain NP. Start in Horseshoe Park and drive a one way dirt road good enough for any car. End up in the tundra at the top of the world.

2 months ago

No one was on this old dirt road trail when we hiked it in July of 2011. Beautiful views. Lots of bear and elk sign.

scenic driving
3 months ago

scenic driving
10 months ago

Love taking the narrow and curvy one way dirt road to the top. Its a slow drive, but its beautiful. Amazing views all the up to the Tundra, where you can find lots of Elk, and even snow left from the previous winter.

scenic driving
11 months ago

scenic driving
Sunday, July 28, 2013

When open, I'd recommend this undeveloped road as a way to the west side of RMNP to anyone who's already taken Trail Ridge Road. There are great places for photos (though not for parking) and Chasm Falls is not far from the road. We've actually hiked from Endovalley picnic area up to Chasm Falls when the road is closed at least twice and I would recommend the hike — especially for those with children. There are flowers along the road, great views from the road, and

scenic driving
Thursday, July 18, 2013

This nail biter of a ride is Amazing! If you don't like heights and steep edges this one way road is probably not a good choice. Definitely bring the camera for this one, you won't be disappointed and probably will see some snow from a close distance. Enjoy the beautiful scenery!

scenic driving
Monday, March 11, 2013

Very scenic drive suited for most all vehicles. Allow yourself plenty of time to take photos.

scenic driving
Friday, January 25, 2013

This is a fun--if nausea-inducing--scenic drive up to the visitor center atop the mountain. Appreciate the amenities of modern roads as you crawl uphill through endless switchbacks, admiring the views and stopping plenty of times for photos and elk watching along the way. There's even a little hike at the top if you need a chance to stretch your legs.