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Trail Ridge Road

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
970-586-1222
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Victoria, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
41 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Driving the Trail Ridge Road is an awesome experience filled with beautiful landscapes, lush fields of wildflowers, and grazing herds of wildlife. We got an early start and were glad we did! Wildlife seems to be most active in the early morning hours and right around sunset. Traffic seems to become heavier as the day goes on. We drove this... More

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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This drive was a perfect end to our weekend in RMNP. After hiking for two days it was nice to take this drive and take a little bit of a break from walking, but still be able to see gorgeous views. We were on the road by about 8:30am, which was not early enough to see any wildlife, but early... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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169 reviews 169 reviews
35 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Trail Ridge road is one of those 'Must Do That Before I ... ' drives. There are a number of pull-offs all with spectacular views. The road is in excellent condition but heavily travelled, especially during peak tourist times. The Driver does need to concentrate as there are no barriers in most sections. It is high up so make sure... More

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Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

While pricy to drive through ($20 per vehicle) the views were amazing. People were patient and mostly took their time driving through. There were adequate pull offs (and facilities) to hop out and enjoy the stunning views. It took us about 3 hours to drive around. Recommend lots of water to help with altitude and snacks. There is a small... More

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Broomfield, CO
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This road has no shoulders so there are occasional people from flat states (I'm looking at you Nebraska) that cannot handle driving near the edge. But if you can handle driving on the highest continuously pave highway in America, the sites and wildlife are breath taking.

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Florence, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must do if you are in the Rocky Mts. We saw moose, elk, mountain goats, and sleet in July. The scenery is wonderful. Also, get out of the car sometimes and walk.

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Dallas, TX
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Roads are in excellent condition with plenty of lookouts to take pictures. Park rangers in abundance to help in any way.

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We drove the Trail Ridge Road as part of a tour. Green Jeep Tours. The scenery is breath taking. There is a lot of traffic on the road so it was nice not to have to drive. It is COLD and windy at the top.

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co springs, co
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

scary, amazing, one of a kind, way to get to grand lake, must pay for RM park entrance, views out of this world

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Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights of our trip! I am semi-afraid of heights, and to my surprise, did not have a problem on this drive, as the speed limit is slow and there are lots of pull outs so you have ample opportunities to take in the view safely! We saw 3 bighorn sheep right near the top, and saw a... More

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