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Address: Trail Ridge Rd., about 18 mi west of Alpine visitor center, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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The Best View of the West Canyon

This overlook was spectacular after driving up the switch backs to Trail Ridge Road. Coming from the west side, it was the first major overlook that offered colorful fall views of... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

This overlook was spectacular after driving up the switch backs to Trail Ridge Road. Coming from the west side, it was the first major overlook that offered colorful fall views of the canyon. It does have a pull off and we had no problem finding a spot to park. It was a simple and quick view so the cars moved... More 

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Sumner, Washington
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

There are so many wonderful views in rocky Mountain National park. As the driver it was nice to stop and enjoy the view, and take some pictures. There is no services or tables at this lookout but the view of the valley is breathtaking.

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

After the steep climb from the valley we stopped to take a peek back down . The viewpoint gives a wonderful view of not only the valley below , but the Never Summer Range across the valley . For us it was definitely one of the prettiest stops on the highway .

Thank Skwiki
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is one of the prettier overlooks on Trail Ridge road overlooking the west side of the park. Large parking area and many photo ops

Thank jtrailgirl
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

This is such a breathtaking place. We stopped here during winter, and were amazed by the fresh air and beautiful view. There's not many activities you could do here, but be at piece with your thoughts is definitely the perfect thing to do here.

Thank Artur A
Northridge, CA
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

We were able to spend a long time enjoying this overlook with no worries about traffic or parking. We were stopped here by a flagman due to road construction, aand as a result spent more time here than we normally would have.

Thank bcreff
Broomfield, CO
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

I have included a photo from the morning and one from the afternoon. Personally, I prefer the morning views but the afternoon can be quite nice though is sometimes starts to cloud over, muting the colors. There are other curves to see, as well. Many Parks Curve, on the east side, is probably the best -I do not know why... More 

Thank Colo-Mtn-Hiker
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

This is very accessible from the west end of RMNP. Plenty of room for parking and pullout to accommodate visitors. INCREDIBLE VISTAS!

Thank LSUTraveller
Anchorage, AK
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

After going over the top of Trail Ridge Road, one would think that the views could not get any better. But Farview Curve Overlook is worth the stop. It comes up quickly and a blind curve. Not much parking, so be reasonable and courteous and you should be able to get in and out. Often in the summer there is... More 

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Reviewed 20 September 2014

I view this as part of the Trail Ridge Road drive. There are pullouts and parking going each way so use them. There is a larger lot on the other side of the view. If you use that lot cross the road carefully using the provided cross walk. These views change during the day depending on the sun angle. Regardless,... More 

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