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RESTROOMS and pit stops


Beaver Ponds Picnic Area

It is the first right turn after leaving Deer Ridge Junction. There are 5 picnic tables and restrooms. Elevation: 8,800 feet.

Hidden valley

Rest rooms open all year and are heated.

Rainbow Curve

Restrooms are accessible. Elevation: 10,875 feet.

Alpine Visitor Center


Lookout points

Famed for its views all along the road there are nevertheless some key points that shouldn't be missed, and which are great places to stop for that photo op:

  • Deer Ridge Junction
  • Hidden Valley
  • Beaver Ponds East
  • Many Parks Curve
  • Rainbow Curve
  • Forest Canyon
  • Rock Cut
  • Tundra Communities
  • Iceburg Pass
  • Lava Cliffs
  • Highest Point
  • Gore Range
  • Alpine Visitor Center
  • Medicine Bow Curve
  • Milner Pass
  • Continental Divide
  • Lake Irene
  • Fairview Curve

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