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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-586-1222
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What amazing scenery!

This drive is absolutely fabulous and breathtaking! There are so many beautiful places to stop, it could take you all day to do the drive if you had the time. Just be warned that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This drive is absolutely fabulous and breathtaking! There are so many beautiful places to stop, it could take you all day to do the drive if you had the time. Just be warned that if you're not from a high-elevation area, you may have trouble with altitude sickness if you try to do too much walking.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up Trail Ridge Road quite early in the morning, roughly around 7/8am. As we quickly discovered, this is a very popular path for cyclists. The drive gets a little nerve wracking from the car, I can only imagine what biking it must be like. But hey, if that's your type of thing, go for it! There are many... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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198 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This road is a don't miss if you are in the Estes Park area in the summer. Closed in winter, it generally opens around Memorial Day, depending on the amount of snow they have gotten for the winter. The views are awesome-you are truly at the top of the world here. A word of caution-if you have breathing issues, or... More 

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Harpswell, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling at and above Denver's altitude when you live at twenty feet above sea level makes for a unique experience. One learns to walk slowly and to breathe deeply. This drive is full of scenic vistas and is just one great driving pleasure. Definitely worth the drive to the top.

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106 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a lot of traffic on this drive, but it kept moving along fairly well. We did come to a standstill for a little while when a herd of magnificent elk were near the roadway. This is such a beautiful drive, definitely worth the time and money to visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great National Park and worth hours of your time exploring. The Trail Ridge Road takes you up over 11,000' and the views are magnificent. I have been here over 25 times and am as excited the last time as I was the first. Possible sighting of wildlife (elk, moose). If you get out and walk, which I... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really a wonderful experience and we have done this at least 1/2 dozen times. Go in the morning to beat traffic and enjoy the most. Stop often take some excellent photos and enjoy the fresh air. Pika sightings in the higher elevations are fun. Take your time and allow enough time to get back to Estes before dark.

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Deephaven, Minnesota
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get up around early and take this drive at sunrise, that's what we did. Great views and great light. This really is a world class drive.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I am afraid of heights, so this was a little scary for me while we were driving to the top of TRR. The view at the top was well worth the few moments of panic I had getting there. I'd highly recommend it, just make sure you take a reliable car.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Driving Trail Ridge Road was such a memorable experience, such beautiful views and so many opportunities to see wildlife, I would highly recommend. That being said, I'd also note that this drive is not for the faint of heart, particularly when you get up into the higher elevation of the alpine tundra area. You experience a great change in weather... More 

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