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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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Beautiful morning drive

I never get tired of a drive over Trail Ridge Road. I pick early in the day to avoid long lines of camper trailers. The wildflowers and views of surrounding peaks were breath... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I never get tired of a drive over Trail Ridge Road. I pick early in the day to avoid long lines of camper trailers. The wildflowers and views of surrounding peaks were breath taking. We even saw a huge bull elk strutting along about 100 yards from the road.

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Madison, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had never been, and decided it was something we just had to do, and boy were we glad we did. We encountered some of the most beautiful scenery and views we had ever seen, memories we will never forget, and were even pretty scared a few times! Driving it gave me pause to take a few deep breaths on... More 

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Park is HUGE, plenty of space for everyone. Loads of spots for pictures so don't use up your film in the beginning haha. Very cool to watch the clouds drag over the top as you reach the summit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A must see! You are literally driving on the edge of the beautiful Rockies! You can stop and hike or take many beautiful pictures!

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Littleton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This has wonderful scenery and adventure and travelers should stop at the pull outs and overlooks. I feel bad for the peopls from the flat lands who seem terrified as they hug the inside of the road and go very slowly. Often can see deer, elk and sheep on this road with a coups of yellow belly marmots. Two requests:... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

So many turnouts with gorgeous views. We hiked the trail just past Rock Cut and climbed up to the Toll Memorial. There was a whole herd of elk on the other side. We also saw marmots and bighorn sheep. We also did the Pikes Peak drive this vacation and this one is much better (and free).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I've now done this drive three times, and it just keeps getting better every time. You are constantly treated to new views of the mountain range as you make your way up to the Alpine Visitors Center. Elk and Marmots are plentiful and easily seen at many of the turnouts and rest stops. There is even a place or two... More 

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A local friend in Boulder took us up to Rocky Mountain National Park. At her very wise direction, we left Boulder at 6:00AM (on a Monday) and arrived at the park just a little after 7:00AM. To our surprise, the park entrance was open but the gates were not staffed so we were able to avoid the $20 entrance fee... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Traffic jams on park roads starting at 6:45 am. Full parking lots at trail hats after 7 am. Trails packed with people. This park just overuses its ressources. People seem to stay on extensive campgrounds in several parts of the NP plus long lines of waiting cars at the enterences after 7:30 am. I never saw something like that in... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a terrific drive. The vistas are wonderful. Take your time and keep looking for hidden things. You never know when the drama will begin. Notice there are few side rails on the road.

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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-586-1222
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Rocky Mountain National Park

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