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Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, Lyons to Estes Park

34.5 miles: 0 hours, 51 minutes

SR 7 from Lyons to Estes Park winds through the Roosevelt National Forest, an area offering abundant outdoor recreation in a stunning mountainous setting. Snow-dusted granite peaks tower over a dense wilderness home to coyotes, bobcats and black bears. Sightseers encounter massive boulders, rushing waterfalls and pristine lakes on this easily navigated route.


On scenic SR 7, you’ll first encounter Hall Ranch, punctuated by sandstone buttes, grasslands and wildflowers. Just past Allenspark you’ll see the Chapel on the Rock, a stunning stone structure that complements its rustic surroundings. As you approach Estes Park, you’ll pass 14,259-foot Longs Peak, and Lily Lake, its boulder-strewn shore framed by conifers and distant peaks.


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