Denver to the Peak to Peak Highway via Coal Creek Canyon

Try Coal Creek Canyon to reach the Peak to Peak Highway from Denver – it's a scenic drive with gorgeous views of the divide from Wondervu. Take the Boulder Turnpike (Rt. 36) to the Sheridan Blvd exit, and head west on 88th St. You will pass by Standley Lake, and eventually cross the Golden–Boulder highway (Rt. 93).


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Keep on heading west and enter Coal Creek Canyon. As you enter the canyon, you will cross beneath the main railway line that also takes a similar route up to the Moffat Tunnel. Follow straight up Coal Creek Canyon:

Coal Creek Canyon Google Earth Image

At Wondervu, a vista of the Indian Peaks comes into view, followed by a descent to South Boulder Creek and a climb to the Peak to Peak Highway. The Stage Stop is south on Rt. 119, towards Black Hawk and Central City, which makes a nice loop back to Denve, via Clear Creek Canyon and Rt. 6.  Enjoy!

See other vistas of the  Rollinsville area — click here.

Rollinsville area in a Google satellite image

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