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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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Breath-Taking Trail Above 12,000 Feet

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Roseburg, Oregon
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Roseburg, Oregon
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 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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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The views from the trail are wonderful but the altitude can kick your rump. I had to stop several times but that just gave me the time to see the pretty little alpine flowers. This trail is a little easier on the knees than the steps at the Alpine Center and the parking lot is a little less crowded.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The Rock Cut turnout and Tundra Communities Trail are on opposite ends of Trail Ridge Road. Rock Cut is famous because it's the only place in RMNP where blasting was needed to build the road. It reminds me of El Portal in Yosemite where you're driving through granite. However, Rock Cut is not the main reason to stop here. The... More 

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