Fall River Entrance

From May 28 through October 11, 2021, visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park will need a timed entry permit AND an entrance pass to recreate in the park.

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Bull Elk – Horseshoe Park


  • Campground Aspenglen Campground
  • WildlifeWonderful wildlife photo ops in Horseshoe Park.
  • Scenic vistasWaterfallsWildlifeSuperb scenery, Chasm Falls, and wildlife along the Old Fall River Rd.
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Horseshoe Park

From the Fall River Entrance to Deer Ridge Junction

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Bighorn Sheep – Sheep Lakes

How to get there:

Horseshoe Park begins just past the Fall River Entrance Station, continues on US34 for 4.0 miles to Deer Ridge Jct and includes the paved Endovalley Rd.

  • From I-25/I-70 to Fall River Ent
  • 66 miles 1 hr 30 mins
  • GPS
  • Fall River Entrance
  • 40.4042
  • -105.5919

In General:

Horseshoe Park, a large meadow, has the park’s largest concentrations of bighorn sheep and elk.

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Old Fall River Road

From Endovalley to the Alpine Visitor Center

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How to get there:

Old Fall River Rd begins at the end of the pavement and the seasonal closure gate near Endovalley Picnic Area, 4.0 miles from the Fall River Entrance Station.

  • From I-25/I-70 to Fall River Ent
  • 66 miles 1 hr 30 mins
  • GPS
  • Seasonal gate
  • 40.4145 -105.6550

In General: Seasonal Closure

Nearly 100 years old and never more than 14 feet wide, this road stretches for 9 mi, from the park’s east side to the Fall River Pass on the west. The road is generally open from July through mid-October.
The road is steep, serpentine, completely lacking in guard rails and provides spectacular views.

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