Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • We drove the scenic ridge road from the eastern entrance to the Alpine visitor center and back. It was starting to get dark after that. Beautiful overlooks. Did the tundra communities trail and...  more »
  • Nice paved road with various lookout points and short hikes. We drove to the Alpine Visitors Center via Fall River Road and did Huffers hike. We drove TRR back to Estes Park  more »

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