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Forest Canyon Overlook, Rocky Mountain National Park

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4.8
  • Definitely stop here while driving the Trail Ridge Road. The views are amazing- maybe the best alpine views, even better than at the visitor's center. Keep your eye out for marmots, and maybe big horn...  more »
  • One of the better scenic overlooks - great views of the valley, snow on the ridge, views of the road itself.  more »
  • This overlook has incredible views! You will not be dissapointed! In June, it was a wintery wonderland so be careful and wear appropriate shoes!  more »
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  • Beautiful views. We went when it was extremely windy. Great area to see marmot and elk. Nice hike, it was only rough due to weather conditions and altitude otherwise it was a paved trail.
  • Bring a coat, even in the summer. It's cold up here! There are marmots everywhere! It's amazing.
  • Breathtaking view! However that may be due the lack of oxygen... All jokes aside, it's absolutely beautiful. I also enjoyed watching the thriving wildlife. Careful if you are sensitive to altitude sickness though. This is at about 12k feet and above tree line.
  • PACKED with people. Would have been much more enjoyable without the throngs of human flesh. There were elk nearby even with all the hubbub. The views were obviously outstanding. Truly majestic.
  • This site will probably close soon in late October for the season until May, although it offers great views and a short walk along the first tundra access from the eastern approach along Trail Ridge Rd. The drive here from Rainbow Curve can be stressful although it evens out a bit after this stop.

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