Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • Great drive with lots of interesting stops. Really didn’t think it was scary, certainly not as bad as going all the way to the top of pikes peak. I came from the east side and instead of turning...  more »
  • Beautiful scenic drive. The road is paved and safe. There are plenty of pull-offs if you have someone behind you who would like to go faster than you are comfortable. Incredible views and observation....  more »

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