Forest Canyon Overlook, Rocky Mountain National Park

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  • It's the first week of October. We left our hotel at around 6 p.m. to enter the Park and drive to Forest Canyon Overlook to view the sunset. We were not disappointed. It's about halfway to the...  more »
  • Coming from the east, Forest Canyon Overlook is the first major overlook along Trail Ridge Road above the tree line and is probably the best overlook along the road. From the parking area, the...  more »
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  • Beautiful drive. The views are breathtaking with plenty of spots to pull over and take photos or go for a hike. Well taken care of camp grounds and roadways. Many animals are regularly visible from both roadside and dedicated parking areas. Don't let the animals fool you, they are cute but dangerous.
  • I came back into the national park to watch the sunset. I was trying to figure out the best place to watch it without driving too deep into the park. This spot is only about 15 minutes from the main entrance from Estes Park, depending on the drivers in front of you of course. We made it with some time to spare and were able to snap a ton of photos. This is an awesome overlook and I’d love to come back.

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