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Alpine Visitor Center

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Address: Trail Ridge Rd., 22 mi from the Beaver Meadows entrance station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970/586-1206
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Highest visitor center in the park

This was the busiest place in the park. The visitor center had plenty of bathrooms, but there wasn't much to see inside. But the views outside were great. There was also a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was the busiest place in the park. The visitor center had plenty of bathrooms, but there wasn't much to see inside. But the views outside were great. There was also a short walking trail leading up to the very top, for those with a little more energy. Also there was a large gift shop and restaurant next door. It... More 

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a must stop in RMNP. It is very popular and VERY busy, but don't let that discourage you. Take time to get out, walk around, talk to the rangers, visit the gift shop and try Huffer's Hill. Don't let the size of Huffer's Hill discourage you. I am overweight and not fit, but I managed to get to... More 

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De Soto, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stopped here while traveling Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road, It is a fun break stop where you can enjoy the overlook while having a coffee or snack. They have a large gift shop and a cafe for lunch. The staff were helpful and friendly. The visitor center had nice exhibits and was very pleasant.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a perfect stop on Trail Ridge Road and is a good jumping off place for finishing your hike to the top of the mountain. In other words, it's a great place to warm up! Be aware that the lines for hot chocolate and gifts may be on the long side, and the parking lot can get crowded. But... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you can find a parking spot after circling the lot like a holiday weekend st the mall you'll find it just as crowded inside. Typical gift shop but most of the t-shirts said "I made it to the top" which is no big deal because it's a paved road there! We walked around, couldn't look at the merchandise because... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great place to use the restroom, fill up water bottles, take in the views and do a bit of shopping. There is also a small cafe for lunch and snacks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were here in September when there were large hearts of elk napping on the slope just out side. Small museum lots of info about how folks did live and ranch up this high once. Get kids to do ranger badge!

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Typical National Park Visitor Center with information, exhibits, flush restrooms, gift shop, camp store and a cafe'. I was surprised that the gift shop was not larger and stocked with a better selection of souvenirs. They were out of large t-shirts. It was very crowded and congested with tourists. The best reason to stop here is for the stunning view... More 

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arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We drove up to Alpine visitor center from Estes Park and the drive was great. Lot of traffic but the views were outstanding. Saw Elk about thirty yards off the highway. Gift shop and cafe was pretty nice for being up on the mountain. Very busy and congested getting into the large parking lot. Also had a hiking path going... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I'm so glad we stopped at this place when we came into town. The gentleman was very informative and knowledgeable about what is going on in Estes Park. Definitely a good idea to stop here if you are on a crunch for time and trying to cram as many things as you can into a couple of days.

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Address: Trail Ridge Rd., 22 mi from the Beaver Meadows entrance station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970/586-1206
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Rocky Mountain National Park

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