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Old 09-20-2015, 01:49 PM
 
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Yes, yet another post from City-Data Denver/Colorado's resident chickens**t...

So I'm on vacation this week and thinking about driving the Peak-to-Peak highway to see the aspens changing. Given that I'm scared of heights (mostly when there's no shoulder to the road or no guardrail), am I going to freak out?

I made it 3/4 of the way up Trail Ridge Road in RMNP but had to turn back due to my father commenting repeatedly on how high up we were (despite the fact that I asked him not to talk about it before we started out).
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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LOL - doubtful. It is not a scary drive. There are no steep drop-offs along the Peak to Peak. Well, there was one curve that could get dicey in the winter but they've put guardrails there now.
There are several videos on You Tube. Check out this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEXjKf7qbCI
(just watched it again that one is driving north to south but you get the idea)
Good timing, next week/weekend should be peak foliage in this area.
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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I am just like you, OP! And I can tell you that there's nothing scary on the Peak to Peak Highway. I've even driven it, so you'll be fine.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:45 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Not after you drive Red Mountian Pass.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Not after you drive Red Mountian Pass.
And since Red Mountain Pass is nowhere near the Peak to Peak Highway, this post is meaningless.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:19 AM
 
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LOL. Thanks for the reassurance! Heading out to do the drive today! Can't wait
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:11 PM
 
Location: CO
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LOL. Thanks for the reassurance! Heading out to do the drive today! Can't wait
Be sure to report back!
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:56 PM
 
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Be sure to report back!
It was PERFECT. Started out taking Golden Gate Canyon Road to 119, then picked up 72 in Neds. The aspens were beautiful, as was the weather.

Best of all, at no moment did I think I was going to need a change of underwear. And I bought fudge in Estes Park.

I'll try to post some pics tomorrow. Right now I'm just really tired.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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I drove from Ned to Ward yesterday morning for a photo shoot and it really was perfect. The big overlook at Como Valley is close to peak color.
When we drove all the way to Estes Park last Saturday there were still a lot of green aspen around Allenspark. Have they started to turn now?
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:49 PM
 
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I drove from Ned to Ward yesterday morning for a photo shoot and it really was perfect. The big overlook at Como Valley is close to peak color.
When we drove all the way to Estes Park last Saturday there were still a lot of green aspen around Allenspark. Have they started to turn now?
All the aspens appeared to have turned by the time I made the drive. It was glorious!
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