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Rocky Mountain National Park in Larimer County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Fall River Road

 
 
Old Fall River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2015
1. Old Fall River Road Marker
Inscription. To drive along Old Fall River Road is to travel back in time. The slower pace of driving on a winding dirt road recalls a time when traveling in a national park was both challenging and enchanting.

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). Touch for map. Located at the Alpine Visitors Center overlook. Marker is at or near this postal address: Old Fall River Road, Estes Park CO 80517, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Continental Divide (approx. 3.4 miles away); People of Kawuneeche Valley
Old Fall River Road image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2015
2. Old Fall River Road
The dirt curving road on the left middle is the upper part of the Old Fall River Road.
(approx. 7.1 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
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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Glacial cirque, birthplace of many glaciers (below the marker). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2015
3. Glacial cirque, birthplace of many glaciers (below the marker).
Trail Ridge Store & Cafe to the left of markers. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2015
4. Trail Ridge Store & Cafe to the left of markers.
 
 
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 258 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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