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Trail Ridge Road

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
970-586-1222
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
64 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I've always loved the road that leads you to different elevation with different landscape, and Trail Ridge Road definitely is one of those. we didn't make it the first day because of the snow, and got lucky the second day the snow is plowed out~ first half of the road is forest and grand view point, nice as all the... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Took 2 full days to explore this road and man was it worth it. Amazing drive with some nice hikes. To see the scenery change due to the elevation is just amazing.

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Shreveport
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were in the area for one afternoon in October. The colors of fall were fabulous! We didn't have a lot of time to hike and explore but the drive itself was a real treat. WOW! What gorgeous views! Absolutely breathtaking! I'd love to go back one day and explore more of this amazing place! Just beautiful! Lots of beautiful... More 

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Wichita
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I'm reviewing this drive because it is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful, surreal experiences you can have in a vehicle. It's all incredible from the bottom to the top and you'll likely realize that you've been riding in silence with your fellow passengers for a while without noticing because it's just.so.amazing. BUT I'm also reviewing it because... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yes, we know it's got superlatives such as highest paved road or whatever....the views are unparalleled. While others may complain that there are 'no guard rails', who's driving this road to see barriers to the view? Take the opportunity to drive the road. I prefer to enter from the Grand Lake National Park Entrance and end up in Estes Park,... More 

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Missouri
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81 reviews 81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've been over Trail Ridge many times and it never fails to amaze us. Be sure to take winter coat no matter the time of year. On this trip it was below freezing with 30 mph winds near the top, plus sleet that felt like BB pellets. If you have time, be sure to go down the other side so... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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269 reviews 269 reviews
117 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Really enjoyed the drive and some amazing views and picture stops. It's really the only road to see the park so if you visit RMNP you will get to drive the entire thing. (In season only. It's closed in the Winter.) We first went when it was closed and was a huge disappointment. The areas that were open we not... More 

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Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This drive may be a little scary a times, but the views are breathtaking! I highly encourage the trip and suggest that you take your time, stopping at the many pullouts and seeing the views. You climb above the tree line and can see for miles. This is one of those unforgettable trips.

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This was a great drive with the top down on the Jeep. There are so many points that you think you are just driving into the sky! Absolutely gorgeous.

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Colorado
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287 reviews 287 reviews
108 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There are few places on earth where one can enjoy incredible mountain splendor, especially from the comfort of their own vehicle, but Trail Ridge Road is one such location. As others have also mentioned, there are simply not adequate words to describe God's wonder and majesty of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The Park is open all year, although Trail... More 

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