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Trail Ridge Road

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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1222
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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1222
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had the pleasure to drive around the National Park as winter is setting in. Snow capped mountains, stunning scenery, walking trails in crisp snow, watching waterfalls and streams as the water tumbles down from the mountain tops. Even caught sight of an Elk grazing on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rented a convertible with a friend and it was well worth the cost. Driving this road affords you many views of the park and it’s animals. Many Rainbows is a favorite place. But definitely taking the ride in the convertible amplified the view/visit. Recommend you...More

Thank MtnDoctor
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best things to do while staying in Denver. It is a short drive away and very inexpensive since it is a National Park. It can get a little crowded on weekends in the summer but it is worth it. Take...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking the trip up during the summer was something I never wanted to do but once I did it was a trip I'll do again. Plan at least 3 days to have enough time to see it all...we stayed in Estes Park as that is...More

Thank yourfriendly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing experience, there is not many places where you get to drive across the tundra above 12000 feet. Make sure to stop at Forest Canyon Outlook, which offers one of the most beautiful views. I visited in early October when they were already getting...More

Thank Stefan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most scenic drive I’ve ever experienced. We saw elks and enjoyed taking in all the beauty The Rocky Mountains had to offer us.

Thank Heyyai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains although I recommend to have an experienced and well composed driver behind the wheel as some portions of the road can be intimidating. Dress well for the unexpected windy or cold weather and be prepared to walk in the...More

Thank D6795PDannak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trail Ridge Road is not for those uncomfortable with steep mountain roads with steep drop offs. But for those who go there is no comparison to the views. You go from pine forests to above tree line through a steep, winding road. We went in...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazingly scenic drive! It is a must-do if open while at RMNP! We drove up to the Visitors Center and sadly had to turn and head back due to snow, but was still worth it. So beautiful!

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paved road crosses Rocky Mountain National Park through Alpine tundra. Opens in the spring after snow plows can get through. Peak area has lots of paved parking for the Visitor's Center and easy walking. Bring a jacket; it is usually cold at this elevation of...More

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17 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
18 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