Bighorn Sheep Rock Climbing In Colorado

We spotted some rock climbing Bighorn Sheep on our way to Estes Park, Colorado.

Rock Climbing At Rocky Mountain National Park To Chasm Falls

The official map handed to us by the very pleasant Park Ranger at the Fall River Entrance Station on Colorado Hwy 34 is titled “Roaming the Rockies” – which of course we thought was a grand idea! Our 1930 Ford Model A street rod had adjusted to the mountain air and was ready to roll!

After checking out the map — like a good navigator should — we decided on our Y’dstoti route: Old Fall River Road. It was marked as unpaved, “one-way up only; closed in winter,” was nine miles long with falls, trails, and switchbacks. The perfect fall drive!

We couldn’t help stopping at Chasm Falls to do a little rock climbing and experience Rocky Mountain National Park up close and personal. Y’dstoti – its worth the trip!

Driving Up Old Fall River Road In Rocky Mountain National Park

Driving up the Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
Opened in 1920, Old Fall River Road earned the distinction of being the first auto route in Rocky Mountain National Park offering access to the park’s high country. In the minds of many park visitors, the relatively subtle old route remains foremost. Unlike Trail Ridge Road, which is well known for being the highest continuous paved road in the nation, the Old Fall River Road is a much more “motor nature trail.”

Primarily gravel, one-way uphill and punctuated by switchbacks, slower-paced, 11-mile-long. The old road quietly leads travelers from Horseshoe Park (a short distance west of the Fall River Entrance) through the park’s wilderness to Fall River Pass, 11,796 feet above sea level. The journey to the alpine world at the top of Old Fall River Road is relaxing. The experience is one to be savored.

Big Thompson River In The Roosevelt National Forest

We are driving on highway 34 in our 1930 Model A Ford street rod heading to Estes Park, 34 follows the Big Thompson River in the Roosevelt National Forest,of Colorado.