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Address: , Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-586-1222
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Great drive in a scenic National Park.

Great drive unless you carry with you fears of heights. I love it and everything looks so different in August, which was a first for me. Yes, there is still snow in places to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great drive unless you carry with you fears of heights. I love it and everything looks so different in August, which was a first for me. Yes, there is still snow in places to be seen but a lot more green and even little flowers. Be sure to stop and get out or take photo's as it is very beautiful.... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

excellent high elevation drive in the US with multiple lookouts and mini trails. Better than "Going to the Sun" road in Glacier National Park. The highest elevation point is more than 12000 feet. Depending on the time of the day, weather expect extensive vista views with small glaciated mountain tops.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's a take you time driving this road. It is not paved, but the gravel road is in great shape. Drop offs and scenery abound. It's one way, so you never have to worry about people coming down. No restrooms until the Alpine Center. We had an elk leading the way on the road for about a 1/4 mile. Kept... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place is beautiful, but cold. The drive is amazing and so gorgeous. It isn't open year round but when you can get to the top, it's worth the trip.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great scenic drive on a two lane black top road. Great mountain views, turkey, elk, big horn sheep, marmots, wild flowers and cold mountain air. Yes there is a steep drop off on one side or the other but if you have driven this far without hitting the curb since you left home than you can handle... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As always, impressive drive along the highest, longest paved road in America. Breathtaking (literally if you get out and walk the paths). I have been year over the last 40 years and always love the drive. Some construction this time, but plenty of pull-outs for photos. Saw some wildlife as well--big horned sheep and elk. Not for those that fear... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Driving to the Alpine Visitor Center up this road is a 'must' on any visit to the area! Do not go home without doing this! Simply beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Last week my family visited Rocky Mountain National Park we went to the top of Trail Ride -- 11,796 feet!! We had 6 year olds-- to Senior citizens it was enjoyed by all. Amazing view, clean and well maintained. (Altitude sickness is real, take anti nausea medicine if this is a concern- non drowsy) The entire park is well maintained,... More 

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Georgetown, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful drive and the best way to visit the park if you only have a day. The scenery is beautiful, and there are numerous overlooks for stopping and enjoying the scenery as well as photography.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery around each bend in the road. When you pass the tree line and enter the alpine tundra you have one of those perspective checks in life. Spend time on the small trail near the top and just watch the clouds move between near-by peaks. Begin your trip so you can be on the top before mid afternoon because... More 

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