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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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very easy trail

So cool to walk along the alpine tundra! Lots of ground squirrels and such, wildflowers were pretty. If you're on trail ridge road stop and stretch if you can find a place to park!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Hartsburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

So cool to walk along the alpine tundra! Lots of ground squirrels and such, wildflowers were pretty. If you're on trail ridge road stop and stretch if you can find a place to park!

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great Views from Rock Cut. You feel like you are on top of the world! The trail is short, around 1 mile but it is steep and you feel short of breath due to being so high up. It is a little higher than 12,000 feet. Enjoyed the marmots playing. The wildflowers are so unbelievably beautiful. The views are so... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stopped here during our drive on Trail Ridge road. This trail is a must do! It's short but amazing! Go early to avoid crowds and enjoy solitude. The views are stunning. We enjoyed watching the marmots watching us while they chomped on plants. The signs on the way were very informative. Love the mushroom shaped rocks. At the end... More 

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a wonderful area of Rocky Mountain National Park to view and photograph. I can't hike, but there were plenty of hikers. Many wildlife and nature photo opportunities. An abundance of Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Moose, Deer, Birds, and little critters. This will be at least an annual visit. Try to take several days to see it all.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful trail with fantastic views of Trail Ridge Road. Very cool rock formations at the very top. Watch out for sudden storms, we were caught in a quick one, thank goodness there was no lightening.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This short trail is not to be missed. We are certainly glad that we stopped to hike this trail at the Rock Cut pullout near the crest of Trail Ridge Road. It is a breath-taking hike, literally. The length of the trail is just over 1 mile round trip. The surface of the trail is paved to protect the alpine... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a short paved path through the alpine tundra. Along the way are signs to point out what you are seeing and to give more information. Towards the end of the trail are neat rock formations and we saw lots of marmots on these rocks. Where the trail ends we sat on the rocks and enjoyed the views of... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This alpine trail is on the Rock Cut pull off of Trail Ridge Road. It seems to have many names - Rock Cut Trail, Tundra Communities, Toll Memorial. It all adds up to a great alpine experience! This trail is 0.8 miles there & back. It has a side trail to Mushroom Rocks, which is very short. There are numerous... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Barren looking terrain if you just drove by, but fascinating plants and animals along the way, with lots of good signage to fill you in on the details and give you an excuse to catch your breath at the high altitude. Pretty amazing views, as you might expect (though it was cloudy on my visit, something not uncommon up there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

First of let's just say jt was BEUTIFUL I'll definetly visit again many many many places to park and walk around and I could play in snow ... In July !!!!!!👍

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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Rocky Mountain National Park

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