The Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is quite the adventure! Open during a brief time in the summer, driving on this rustic road gives you a feeling that you’ve gone back to a time when these great National Park roads were first built.
If you have a steady hand at the wheel, a thirst for excitement and all other passengers in the car have confidence in your driving skills (this is a must!), then driving on the Old Fall River Road s road is for you!
As you may know, Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular parks in the National Park system, receiving nearly 4.5 million visitors in 2017. If you’re like us, you’ll be longing to find places to hike that are away from the crowds. The trail to Emerald Lake is notoriously crowded, as is the trail to Alberta Falls. However, if you connect the two with a trek to the out-of-the-way Lake Haiyaha, you’ll find the quiet that you were likely envisioning when you planned your trip to the mountains.