So will it be crowded, or will no one read this, and it'll be just you and a few locals?  One way to find out!

I don't know how the Highway 34 locals in Big Thompson Canyon have toughed this out.  I hope many of them work from home!!

For whatever it's worth, though, not only does it take 'about' the same amount of time to take Highway 36 out of Lyons to Estes Park, but it has seemed less crowded than 34 typically is - and, there's even another Colorado Cherry Company there!

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