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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. 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 able to drive part way down route 7 because of construction and it was worth the trip. Lots of elk and beautiful scenery. 
    We were able to drive part way down route 7 because of construction and it was worth the trip. Lots of elk and beautiful scenery.  more »
  • Definitely the way to go Denver to Estes Park. Absolutely magnificent scenery! My favorite stop was saint Catherine of Siena on the rocks. 
    Definitely the way to go Denver to Estes Park. Absolutely magnificent scenery! My favorite stop was saint Catherine of Siena on the rocks.  more »
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  • It is a beautiful road. But watch out for the wildlife. Elk are pretty good are crossing the road but deer not so much.
  • Took this route from Estes Park to Boulder on a Monday early afternoon. Absolutely beautiful, with many scenic pit stops along the way.

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