Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park

4.9
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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  • Reading other reviews for this road, I see I wasn't the only one who didn't love this road! Ha! It's true, the views can't be beat! As an Indiana Hoosier, I found out that my fear of heights...  more »
  • This is a very scenic drive through Rocky Mountains. The road tops out at about 12,000 ft elevation. This road makes it possible for those unable to go on long hikes to see the different high...  more »
  • This road is definitely a mixed bag. THE GOOD: Stunning views abound in all directions, both ways. There are plenty of places to pull off/park and enjoy the scenery. Moose and elk are prevalent...  more »

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