Old Fall River Road is a one way dirt road northwest of Estes Park inside the Fall River Entrance along Trail Ridge Road. The road travails along a canyon carved out by the Fall River. Along the route, turnouts are available to create a base of exploration. Several stops are at waterfalls. There are no guard rails and lots of twists, bends, and long drops. After a handful of miles (the road is 11 total miles), it leaves the canyon and peaks out at 11,796' in elevation above the river. The drive offers very good wildlife viewing opportunities. Fishing is allowed all along the river.
link to a brochure detailing the various rules for each lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. License for five days is $21; you can purchase online. Fly fishing is very popular in the rivers.
Estes Park MuseumPermanent and temporary exhibits on the history of the area. Free Admission.
200 4th Street
Estes Park, CO 80517 (970) 586-6256
Moraine Park MuseumMoraine Park Museum & Visitors Center focuses on naturalist displays.
Located on Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park
Estes Park, CO (970) 586-1206
MacGregor Ranch MuseumPreserving Colorado's homesteading & ranching heritage
180 MacGregor Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517 (970) 586-3749
Historic Fall River HydroplantThis Hydroplant was built by F.O. Stanley to power his famous Stanley Hotel in 1909
1754 Fish Hatchery Road
Estes Park, CO 80517 (970) 586-6256 | (970) 577-3761 | (970) 577-3762 | (970) 577-3766
Stanley MuseumArea History pertaining to F.O. Stanley's life in Estes Park including photography, music, steam cars, and antiques.
333 Wonderview Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517 (970) 577-4110 | 1(800) 976-1377