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Trail Ridge Road

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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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Mountain Majesty!

A nice climib to 12,000+ feet with many opportunities to get out and take a photo, hike or appreciate wildlife. There are designated bathroom facilities along the way and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A nice climib to 12,000+ feet with many opportunities to get out and take a photo, hike or appreciate wildlife. There are designated bathroom facilities along the way and informational signs talking about history, geographics, animals of the area, etc... It is busiest mid-day when parking lots are most full whereas early morning and later in the day are less... More 

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Muskego, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were vacationing in Estes Park the 3rd week in June with our four kids, ages 3,5,7, and 9. After lunch we started to venture on the Trail Ridge Road. I was so scared and nervous because of some of the reviews I read about how scary it is. The plan was that I was going to... More 

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Staunton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We originally tried to visit the park upon our arrival to Denver at the end of May, but Trail Ridge Road was closed due to heavy snow. Luckily, after touring other areas, we returned to Denver and rode Trail Ridge Road to the top 2 weeks later. When we arrived at Alpine Village we could see why the road had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Love this drive. We saw tons of wildlife including elk, mule deer, pika and even a moose! Lots of spots to stop and take pictures. My only complaint are stupid people that can't follow directions...they leave the path and in the process (possibly) destroying plant life and damaging ecosystems. Boo to them!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This trip is well worth the time and travel to get into Rocky Mountain National Park. The views and wildlife in the park are fantastic. We saw Elk, Bighorn Sheep and a turkey. It seems you need to be careful about the time of year how much of the road will be open, but it was fully open this first... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must-do drive in the Rockies. Great views, great lookout spots. Also the Alpine Visitor Center is well worth a stop - we didn't eat there but got some good souvenirs. We were here in June and there was still tons of snow on the ground (unusually so by all accounts) but this made the scenery all the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Inspiring vista and breathtaking views. Great way to connect with Grand Lake, CO and points west. Seasonal road access (closed in Winter for sure)....look for a variety of critters along the way!

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Cincinnati OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is truly an engineering marvel. We left Grand Lake around 9 and stopped at the Ranger Station to get some ideas for hiking and driving. We hiked to Big Meadow, seeing both elk and moose in the distance. On our return, we stopped to watch a mama moose and baby having some lunch. (About 20 yards away) After our... More 

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Mondovi, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were there in late May so the road was partially closed and they only let us go up so far. The road was very safe to drive and the views were breath-taking.

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Trail Ridge Road is known as the highest continuous US highway in the country. The views are spectacular and one is almost guaranteed to see wildlife along the way. Look for moose, elk, marmots, bighorn sheep, deer, to name the most common sights. Traffic can be a bit heavy during the summer so don't plan to hurry across. There are... More 

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Address: Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-586-1222
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Rocky Mountain National Park

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