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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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Mississauga, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This was my third visit to Rocky Mountain National Park and the second that I was able to do the Trail Ridge Road. The second time I was there was during an April and the road was closed due to snow. This is truly one of the best driving experiences you will have, short of doing the Alps. The highest... More

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was lucky enough to have a couple of days to spend in RMNP. By have a couple of days I was able to drive up and down this road multiple times to different destinations. By doing this I was able to see the sights from different angles and different sun light. It makes a difference! The road was well... More

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Plano, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Took my Texas native husband over Trail Ridge Road our first day here. Didn't realize that he had no idea what to expect - the twisting steep roads and fantastic scenery that I love scared him to death. He especially didn't like the lack of guardrails up above timber line. He did love the lower altitudes, and enjoyed Grand Lake... More

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best drives I have ever been on. We stopped at all the view points and did all the small hikes, the short hike through the alpine tundra should not be missed. We just wish that the dogs could have gone on the short trails.

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Huntington, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing drive but if you're freaked out by steep drop-offs with no guardrail -- go slow! The altitude def. starts creeping in near the Alpine Visitors Center so drink lots of water and be sure to stop at all the amazing overlooks. I did a short 3-4 mile hike on the Ute Trail which is right across the road from... More

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Bend, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Driving along Trail Ridge Road is awesome, fun, an invitation to go deeper. So I got a permit for a long weekend to go backpacking and went up into North Inlet canyon near Grand Lake, CO. Four days of immersion inside the views one sees from the road. The intimacy of the trail for experiencing the colors of autumn aspen... More

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A lovely day trip and well worth the drive. The views are majestic and are filled with wonder and beauty. Forget that it can be a bit crowded with cars, go slow, and enjoy the views. This is a great place to forget your stress and to remember we all part of nature.

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Minneapolis, MN
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We spent two days in RMNP, and took the trail twice. "Spectacular," although over-used, doesn't come close to describing the Trail Ridge Road. Going from 8,000 to 12,000 feet, you cover four different ecozones, from mixed forest to tundra. If you don't come away from the trip awed, you must be asleep. Be aware, however, that exertions at 12,000 feet... More

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Burleson, Texas
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146 reviews 146 reviews
80 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There are essentially two main things you can do in RMNP, you can go towards Bear Lake and all the trails that it entails or you can head up Trail Ridge road and enjoy all the scenic views and trails that it entails. We visited Trail Ridge Road on a Monday towards the end of the summer season and it... More

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Cranford, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What an amazing drive. Rode the road in late Aug...lots of traffic, but it was never a problem getting around and stopping where we wanted to. There were a couple of spots where I got scared, but overall it wasn't to difficult. The scenery is unbelievable as well as the wildlife we saw along the way. The temp change is... More

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