Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Old Fall River Road - Part I

Wayne and I got home yesterday afternoon from two days of impromptu camping at Moraine Park Campground. Monday was the perfect day for us to drive up Old Fall River Road which opened for the season almost a week ago. It's a narrow, one-way up, gravel road with frequent switchbacks and spectacular views!

RMNP- Old Fall River Road Map

We parked at mile marker 19 and hiked to the old Willow Park Patrol Cabin built in 1924 to house work crews to open the road each spring. It's in a beautiful meadow filled with wildflowers where Fall River is just a meandering stream.

Willow Park Patrol Cabin - now on the National Register of Historic Places

Below are photos of the meadow and its wildflowers.

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