Rocky Mountain National Park in Larimer County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Old Fall River Road
From 1920 to 1932, Fall River Road was the only motor route across Rocky Mountain National Park. Today, this road is open to uphill traffic only. Steep grades, narrow lanes, and hairpin curves still challenge motorists as they ascend more than 3,000 feet to Fall River Pass (11,796'). The more modern Trail Ridge Road replaced Fall River Road as the main route between Estes Park and Grand Lake in 1932.
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 40° 26.463′ N, 105° 45.243′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, in Larimer County. Marker is on Old Fall River Road near Trail Ridge Road (U.S. 34). Located at the Alpine Visitors Center overlook. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Old Fall River Road, Estes Park CO 80517, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gore Range (approx. one mile away); Continental Divide People of Kawuneeche Valley (approx. 7.1 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 11.4 miles away); Grand Lake Lodge (approx. 13.3 miles away); Rapids Lodge Historic Site (approx. 13½ miles away); Public Square (approx. 13½ miles away); Cairns-Humphrey Store (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Fall River Road. (Submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. National Park Service site about the road. (Submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.