Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park

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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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  • Trail Ridge Road is a 48 mi scenic road between Estes Park (east) and Grant Park (west). There are several overlooks and trails along the way, as well as the Alpine Visitor Centre and Lake Irene. It's...  more »
  • Rocky Mountain National Park from Yellowstone visited first Grand Teton, glacier, Canadian Rockies, etc. every year, this Rocky Mountain was the last. Staff did not expect so much of the Trail Ridge Road was extraordinary. In a succession of magnificent scenery and wildlife attractions heights said that though excited too become a sickness. It is recommended to have disadvantaged the weather is only one day, 2 nights or more and enjoy. Also, during the summer months Let's Act road observatory very early in the morning anyway, so get busy.
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  • We came up through Longmont and Estes Park, up over the top and down through Grand Lake. We started off in t-shirts and traffic, had to leather down at the top cause it got cold fast. We stripped of t...  more »
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