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Trail Ridge Road

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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1222
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The road through the park is immaculately maintained with ample areas to pull over and take natures grandeur. Incredible vistas and opportunities to see nature close up. Just make sure to pick a day when the weather is cooperating and give yourself plenty of time,...More

Thank David C
Reviewed yesterday

If you go to this park you are going to drive along the Trail Ridge Road, which is something you won't soon forget. The road is carved into the mountains and runs along the ridge for most of its length. There are many types of...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rocky Mountain National Park is a fine place to visit for high elevation scenery. Even if you never exit the vehicle, the drive is enjoyable. I visited here with a buddy of mine (lives an hour away) and spent a good 4+ hours. This park...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our 2nd trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and Trail Ridge Road provides great views and has many pull off areas for you to get your pictures. The park stores sell a helpful guide to all you will see on this road.

Thank Yankee33
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Typical mountain road with lots of very tight switch backs to deal with. Great views of the yellow aspens in their fall glory above 9,000 ft. Week days are recomended as all the people with year pass to all the parks are in full visit...More

1  Thank William H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Trail Ridge Road is one of a kind drive with amazing views. This is an easy drive compared to at least the Pikes Peak highway. The road was not too congested but was very windy at the time that we didn't do any of the...More

Thank LilMonkeysTravel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well I am saying that but I have only driven in 5 states! This was one of the highlights of our road trip holiday around Colorado for 3 weeks in September 2017. The Elk, Marmots Falcons, Chipmunks, Long Horned Sheep etc etc. It was difficult...More

Thank jiminysimpson
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the top drives in the country. Easy to take great photographs from the comfort of a car sippy on a hot coffee. Over Memorial Day the highest elevations still had snow and the roads closed down, but still worth it. We headed out...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the premier road on the park and a great way to see the varying terrain that this park offers. Starting near Estes Park, thus road steadily climbs through deciduous and pine forests to the tundra, every turn brings more great views. We especially...More

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Explored the park for 3 days and drove along the road each day. The most amazing views and overlooks. Great elk sightings in multiple locations! Best early in the morning for wildlife sightings and less crowds. Don't miss the Many Parks Curve and Rainbow Curve....More

1  Thank Katie L
Nearby Restaurants
Cinnamon's Bakery
129 reviews
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Trail Ridge Store Snack Bar
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Antonio's Real New York Pizza
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17.48 km away
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16 September 2017|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
Whether Trail Ridge Road will be open during your visit is entirely weather dependent. The average annual official closing date for Trail Ridge Road as a through road between Estes Park and Grand Lake is October 23, but... More
25 August 2017|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
The sections of Trail Ridge Road that more people find intimidating are located between the Alpine Visitor Center and the Forest Canyon Overlook when traveling west to east which is Grand Lake to Estes Park. That is because... More
17 August 2017|
Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
Assuming Trail Ridge Road is not temporarily closed due to snow (that does happen in early October), you can just drive the road in 90 minutes to 2 hours (one way driving time) depending on traffic, wildlife jams and people... More