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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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Springfield, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a must do. Views are amazing! There are many places to get out and take short walks or hikes or just look at the view. Stop at the Alpine Visitor's Center and hike the short hike behind it for beautiful 360 views. Also, recommend Tundra Communities Hike. We let our teens choose when they wanted to get out... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Well worth every bit of time and energy with nervousness balled together along some sharp curves. Drink plenty of water and take plenty with you - there are bathrooms and most stops along the way and you should need them if drinkign enough. The views are amazing and the landscape changes are just shocking really. I have lots of photos,... More

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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134 reviews 134 reviews
11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I've driven the entire road on three previous occasions so I thought I knew what I was in for. On this trip I was in near panic once I rose above the tree line. There is 5 mile stretch where you are above the tree line with no guard rails and nothing on either side of the road to protect... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A must if you are in the area. Be sure to drive across to Grand Lake. The views are incredible on the drive. There are many places to pull off and enjoy the scenes even if you don't get out of the car. The park,wildlife, and scenery are breathtaking.

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Canton, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Trail ridge road A beautiful amazing and often scarry drive With so many different vIstas to stop and take in, but don't be caught at the top before you've allowed yourself to get used to the high elevation ( nearly 12000) The ride west past the visitor center at the top made me very sad to see the heavy loss... More

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Vermont
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This drive is as close to an out-of-body experience you can have while behind the wheel of a car. It is just spectacular. Depending on whether you enter from Estes Park, which is most likely for the casual tourist, or from Granby, make sure to bring your own water and food with you. You don't want to spend precious time... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Watching the vegetation change as you drive up this road is amazing. The Fall leaves are spectacular in late Sept.

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Valley View, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The Rocky Mountain National Park is one of God's masterpieces on earth. We left Estes Park to drive over Trail Ridge Road and it was beautiful beyond discription. My wife and I had been over the road several years ago and not as much snow as before but still fantastically beautiful. We pulled into some of the campgrounds and wished... More

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Berlin, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I planned a big part of our Labor Day weekend visit to CO around driving Trail Ridge Rd from Estes Park across the Continental Divide and down to Grand Lake and then on to Winterpark. Stunning, stunning views along the entire climb. Numerous turn outs and scenic overlooks to stop and take photos. If you're going to be in the... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you are afraid of heights or have a breathing problem than stay off this road. At 12,000 feet high you feel as if you are on top of the world. We road our Motorcycles there in September 2014 and the sights were amazing. This time of year the trees are turning to fall colors, the wild life (elk, moose,... More

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