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Fall River Entrance
The road enters the park past the Fall River Entrance Sign at the Fall River Entrance Station. The park entrance fee must be paid or a valid pass shown.
The road immediately passes by the Aspenglen Campground.
The Sheep Lakes area is on the left. This is a great place for wildlife viewing, particularly elk and bighorn sheep. For this reason the area is often closed and you are not allowed to leave the road during these times.
Old Fall River Road
Old Fall River Road heads off to the right. This road is paved the first couple of miles, and then turns to gravel as it climbs very steeply to the Alpine Visitor Center. This road is not recommended for low-clearance vehicles, and is only open early July through September. Before the pavement ends is the beautiful Alluvial Fan area, which includes Horseshoe Falls, shown to the right, radically redesigned by the Lawn Lake Flood of 1982.
Trail Ridge Road
The Fall River Road ends at its intersection with Trail Ridge Road.