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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  • we decided we needed a break from trail hiking. wow this is a must if in the area. plenty of places to pull over to hike some high spots.  more »
  • Worth the drive! Scenery is breathtaking. Opportunity to see several animals. Definitely bring a camera.  more »
  • You can take a bus there, you can drive there, you can camp there. It is just spectacular. Take a picnic up to bear lake. Hike around. You can drive all the way to 12000 feet...if the conditions allow...  more »

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