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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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One of the Finest High Alpine Drives in America

Situated along the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road connects the eastern side of RNMP to the western side. This road goes up to 11,500 ft then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Lyons, Colorado
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Colorado
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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We drove this one today and we made it 11 miles in. The views are great and the road is clear to the 11 mile point. It is time to revisit the Rockies.

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Lyons, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Situated along the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road connects the eastern side of RNMP to the western side. This road goes up to 11,500 ft then descends to the Keewaunechee Valley along the Never Summer Range. Along this road are several pullouts and parking areas where you can get out and see towering mountain ridges... More 

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Wisconsin
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We drove as far as we could until the road closure, which was due to open in a few weeks. It was a beautiful drive, and I can't wait to return to see the whole thing. Very well maintained and beautiful park!

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Brighton, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Trail Ridge Road is so beautiful its hard to take it all in. Although the height is a bit scary, you can't describe the views and the wildlife is amazing. The sheep are spectacular to watch. Well worth making the time for a visit. Must go during the summer months only because when winter comes they close the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Get ready for the drive of your life. You start at about 9,000 feet and go up to 12,000+ Nothing can compare to the exhilaration you will feel, the wildlife you may see, and the beauty that makes America Great

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Wyoming
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I highly recommend this drive as long as your car (especially brakes) are in good working order, and you have nerves of steel and are ready for adventure! Actually driving it is not that bad - I did it with a stick shift. But you do want to make sure the car is doing well and that you're a good... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Hiking above tree line is always fun, but how many places are there where you can drive through the alpine tundra and cross the Continental Divide? I'll always prefer a peaceful hike in solitude to a "nature drive," but when you want to get up high and see a lot in a short period of time this can't be beat.

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carmel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is just a great way to see the park. There is a lot of great scenery with great places to pull off. You will not be disappointed in the drive.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Driving up this road is kinda insane. You get up over 2 miles in less than 30 minutes. If you ever are in Denver you have no excuse to miss it.

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Dallas, TX
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218 reviews 218 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Definitely one of the more scenic drives you can do in the US. Not a ton of twists and turns so it's a nice leisurely drive with beautiful mountains and some occasional wildlife on the way

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