Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, Estes Park

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Peak to Peak Scenic Byway runs from Estes Park to Black Hawk, passing many historical mine sites and offering views of the Continental Divide. Small communities along the way are good stopping points for refreshments. The ridges and valleys of the Front Range serve as a backdrop for the journey. If you'd like to add searching for gold to your itinerary, stop at one of the old mines to pan in the creeks for a fee. The 89 km (55 mi) byway passes multiple scenic areas where you can hike, bike, fish and camp, including Rocky Mountain National Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, and Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests. Put Peak to Peak Scenic Byway on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Estes Park vacation builder website .
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  • We were traveling from Parker to Estes Park and were told that we must take the Peak to Peak scenic byway. Even though it 60 minutes to our drive we went with it and are certainly glad we did. The vie...  more »
  • A nice route with great views. When we were there the autumn colors started to emerge, which is made even more beautiful on the route there. Fun at the end to visit the town of Netherlands. Not very particular village, but still funny to far from home here in Netherlands.
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  • The route was recommended by a local friend. It was a beautiful drive, and scenic, but slow with many sections 35-45 mph. just plan to take your time.  more »

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