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Alpine Visitor Center

Trail Ridge Rd., 22 mi from the Beaver Meadows entrance station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
970/586-1206
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Shops
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Weaubleau, Missouri, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Well worth the trip. The views are great. Be sure to read about the building and operation of the facility.

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USA
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270 reviews 270 reviews
95 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

After a white knuckle drive up it was a nice stop. Rangers were helpful telling us about birds of the area etc. The gift shop and coffee shop is a nice place to get that cup of cocoa after you have walked some of those windy trails. Delicious soups in the café. What a nice trail up to the ridge-... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The gift shop must be the highest retail outlet in America. My husband and I spent an hour and 500$ in there. Beautiful if scary, no railings along the ride up - yikes. 12 thousand foot drop off's in an RV - yikes. But the center was interesting, informative and we enjoyed both the center and the gift shop immensely.

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Burleson, Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
81 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

When traveling up Trail Ridge Road you obviously can either go all the way across to the other side of the park or you can turn around at some point and go back down the mountain. The Alpine visitor center is a great place to make that decision. At this point you are about as high on the road as... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This visitor center is at the top of the Trail Ridge Road in RMNP. We stopped here to get some suggestions on some easy trails my wife and I could hike. On first pass of the information desk, two workers were busy talking to each other and didn't acknowledge me. I used the restroom and came back. They were still... More

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Parker, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lots of trinkets to browse and shop. Nice mementos to bring home, but rather expensive. Parking can be troublesome too.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A worthy stop to make while you are in the park. After a winding drive up, you arrive at the visitor center. Even in June there is snow to be seen. The views are fantastic and we saw marmots in the area. If you go make sure to take a jacket (even in the middle of summer) the weather can... More

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited in mid-June, so there were still huge piles of snow around the Visitors Center (and on the sides of the road up) and the path above the place had definitely long since disappeared under the snow. It was interesting inside, with a cafe to get refreshments and a wonderful view out from a large expanse of windows to... More

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Denver, Colorado
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128 reviews 128 reviews
70 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

You can see Wyoming from the summit where the Alpine center is. The views are breath taking and worth the zig-zagging road to get there. Make sure you take a coat, even in summer, because the elevation is 12,000+ feet and the weather can changed in a minute. They do have souveniors and food for purchase. If you need more... More

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kirksville
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A nice stop at the top. Has tons of souvenirs and a nice little café inside. The only thing that is that the parking lot needs to be a little bigger. We had trouble finding a place to park but still a nice visitor center.

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