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Trail Ridge Road

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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-586-1222
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Activities: Driving

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A Tale of Two Entrances

This retire is based on Trail Ridge being closed because of snow at Rainbow Curve from the east and Colorado River Gate from the West. From the East, going through Boulder is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This retire is based on Trail Ridge being closed because of snow at Rainbow Curve from the east and Colorado River Gate from the West. From the East, going through Boulder is great, as it is a nice town. Estes Park is a touristy junk town to be avoided. The 12 miles you can get into the park to Rainbow... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The best way to experience the beauty of the park for those who don't want to or can't engage in tough hikes. Plan extra time to stop and take pictures at multiple unbelievable mountain vistas

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Swiftwater, PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The road through the park is very easy to travel, however you might want someone who's been there before to drive as ther's much to look at. Several pull off points are easily accessible and lend themselves to great photo ops. As you ascend, the views just get more and more breathtaking. There's a walkway at the top that is... More 

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Prosper, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very long and pleasant drive. You see a lot of elk and deer and really cool scenery. We always see elk and deer.

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Colorado
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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We drove this one today and we made it 11 miles in. The views are great and the road is clear to the 11 mile point. It is time to revisit the Rockies.

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Lyons, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Situated along the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road connects the eastern side of RNMP to the western side. This road goes up to 11,500 ft then descends to the Keewaunechee Valley along the Never Summer Range. Along this road are several pullouts and parking areas where you can get out and see towering mountain ridges... More 

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Wisconsin
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272 reviews 272 reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We drove as far as we could until the road closure, which was due to open in a few weeks. It was a beautiful drive, and I can't wait to return to see the whole thing. Very well maintained and beautiful park!

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Brighton, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Trail Ridge Road is so beautiful its hard to take it all in. Although the height is a bit scary, you can't describe the views and the wildlife is amazing. The sheep are spectacular to watch. Well worth making the time for a visit. Must go during the summer months only because when winter comes they close the road.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Get ready for the drive of your life. You start at about 9,000 feet and go up to 12,000+ Nothing can compare to the exhilaration you will feel, the wildlife you may see, and the beauty that makes America Great

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Wyoming
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I highly recommend this drive as long as your car (especially brakes) are in good working order, and you have nerves of steel and are ready for adventure! Actually driving it is not that bad - I did it with a stick shift. But you do want to make sure the car is doing well and that you're a good... More 

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