Participants: Leg one information is available on Google Maps. Leg one starts at Denver's Overland Park for the short drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Overland Park in Denver was once a racetrack, purchased by the city in 1919 to create an "auto camp" to welcome tourist who were beginning to arrive in automobiles. At this fitting location, the Park-to-Park Highway dedication tour departed amid much fanfare on August 26, 1920. Following a nearly identical route over modern roads, the planned distance for leg one is only 79 miles, estimated to take a bit more than 2 hours. The map liked above also includes the locations of resupply points near park entrance, sights of interest within the park, and locations for emergency assistance. Any advice for touring Rocky Mountain National Park? Please leave a comment.