When Trail Ridge Road is closed due to unsafe road conditions or is closed for the season, you may need an alternate route between Estes Park and Grand Lake. You should allow three or four hours driving time.
To get to Grand Lake from Estes Park via U.S. 40 (distance 143 miles):
South on Colorado 7 to Colorado 72
To get to Grand Lake froom Estes Park via Colorado 14 (distance 182 miles):
East on U.S. 34 to Loveland
Last updated: March 31, 2012