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Fall River Road, Between Estes Park & Fall River Pass, Estes Park, Larimer County, CO



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Item Title


Location
Between Estes Park & Fall River Pass, Estes Park vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CO-73
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N207).
Building/structure dates: 1913 initial construction
Significance: Fall River Road was the first road to cross the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountain National Park. It provided a connection from Estes Park over Fall River Pass descending to the towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake.

Subjects
Roads
Transportation
Tourism


Related Names
Hokasona Construction Company
Jacobson, N. I.
McQueary, Richard W.
Morgan, Nathan W.
Bureau Of Public Roads
Everly & Allison
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Thallheimer, Arnold, Photographer
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. FALL RIVER ROAD TURNOUT IN HORSESHOE PARK, FACING SOUTHWEST.
2. START OF FALL RIVER ROAD AT ENDOVALLEY, FACING WEST (UPHILL).
3. FALL RIVER ROAD AND GABIONS, FACING WEST.
4. FALL RIVER ROAD AND GABIONS, FACING WEST.
5. SWITCHBACK, FACING WEST.
6. FALL RIVER ROAD PANORAMA, WITH ESTES PARK IN BACKGROUND, FACING EAST.
7. VIEW FROM NEAR FALL RIVER PASS, FACING WEST, WITH FINAL APPROACH OF ROAD.
8. 'BIGHORN CROSSING' IN HORSESHOE PARK, FACING WEST.
9. VIEW FROM MANY PARKS CURVE (ON TRAIL RIDGE ROAD) OF HORSESHOE PARK, SHOWING FALL RIVER ROAD FAINTLY AT LEFT AT BASE OF SHEEP MOUNTAIN AND CROSSING ALLUVIAL FAN FROM LAWN LAKE FLOOD.
10. FALL RIVER ROAD ROUTE ACROSS ALLUVIAL FAN FROM LAWN LAKE FLOOD; ROARING RIVER VISIBLE AT UPPER RIGHT.
11. SWITCHBACK, FACING EAST.
12. SWITCHBACK, FACING WEST. FALL RIVER PASS IN BACKGROUND.
13. GABION WALLS BELOW WILLOW PARK, FACING WEST.
14. VIEW FROM TUNDRA CURVES (ON TRAIL RIDGE ROAD) SHOWING FALL RIVER ROAD RISING FROM BENEATH CHAPIN PASS (AT EXTREME RIGHT) TO FALL RIVER PASS (FAR LEFT).


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