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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. Using our international travel planner, Estes Park attractions like Peak to Peak Scenic Byway can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We drove the peak to peak scenic byway and were in awe of spectacular picturesque view after another. We enjoyed the beautiful mountains and towns we passed! 
  • In August this drive was stunning in spite of heavy fog, cold temperatures, and rain. We encountered herds of elk crossing the road before the mountain pass into Estes Park and enjoyed beautiful views...  more »
  • Our first taste of the US Rockies. We chose this route from Denver to Estes Park for our first day. - Great choice! the scenery was fabulous, with an interesting stop at Nederland. Railway cars from B...  more »