Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Enjoy sweeping views of the lush Colorado wilderness from the comfort of your own car along Trail Ridge Road. The road stretches 77 km (48 mi) east to west through the scenic Rocky Mountain National Forest, with 17.7 km (11 mi) of the road's length traveling above the tree line. Take advantage of the area’s many walking trails and viewpoints before winding your way up the paved road to an elevation of almost 3,505 m (11,500 ft), where the evergreen tree line ends and you can enjoy panoramic views of snowcapped mountains and rugged peaks. Remember to drive cautiously on the roadway, as there are many steep drops and intense wind conditions. Plan your visit to Trail Ridge Road and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning app .
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  • If you want to visit this, then come by car! The drive is simply fabulous!!! What a view, what a landscspe and the road is in great condition and there are no other cars around. Fascinating!  more »
  • You have to drive up Trail Ridge Road and just completely forget about the rest of the world! The views all around you are just breath taking! It was well worth seeing my wife with a look on her face ...  more »
  • Rocky mountain NP is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, where you can appreciate in all its beauty this vast and spectacular mountain range which crosses the US completely from North to South. The scenic route of the Park is the Trail Rdge road, which we have come from Grand Lake to the North, climbing up to the beautiful pond to Milner Pass at an altitude of 3700 m around, where it crosses the famous "Continental Divide", famous watershed divides the United States into the Atlantic basin and the Pacific basin. Just beyond Milner pass we arrive at the visitor center, very modern and well stocked for all needs of tourists. The road then continues uphill slope for a stretch through several sights, like Lava cliffs, rock cut, forest canyon and hidden valley, and then dive down to the East in the direction of Estes Park. Gorgeous area for those who love the mountains, beautiful experience living for those traveling in the area of Denver. Alpine weather and climate to always pay attention to very high quotas views.
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  • Wonderful views during the road. Elevation reaches more than 12k feet. Deers everywhere. Not a dangerous road but closed in winter time till late may.
  • BEST SCENIC DRIVE IN THE STATE! This is a must do during your trip to RMNP. Especially if you've got kids or parents with you who cannot do any hiking. This allows you to take in the scenery (and altitude) without straining too much. The drive is very windy and requires concentration from the driver, but the passengers will all enjoy the views. Please be careful and mind the weather conditions during your trip as the road is often a quick turn away from the edge of a mountain...
  • Absolutely beautiful views and I have frequently seen different types of wildlife along the road. I would recommend taking Old Fall River Road up to the alpine visitor center and Trail Ridge Road down to make a loop from the Estes Park side.
  • 2nd time... Great views... Wear something warm
  • Best park of Rocky Mountain National Park. Make sure you bundle up even on a warm summer day. It gets cold but lits an awesome view.

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