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Alpine Visitor Center

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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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Shops, Traveler Resources, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Shops, Traveler Resources, Shopping & Fashion
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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
66 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I mean, literally, since it's pretty isolated here and when we visited, all mountain was covered by snow. there's a pretty good lookout spot. and several deer.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

At the elevation, breathing is somewhat challenging even if you've acclimated to the Colorado atmosphere. It appears to be situated on/adjacent to a volcano crater. It's really neat.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Our week-long visit to the Rocky Mountain National Park was definitely enhanced by the stops at the various Visitor Centers (we made sure to stop at three). Alpine not only has gorgeous views, but also incredibly helpful and knowledgeable Rangers. This is a must for those with school aged kids who are on a mission to complete their activity packet... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Once you have made it all the way to the Alpine Visitors center via the Trail Ridge Rd, be prepared for a view that rivals anything you have ever seen.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Up on top of the mountain at 11,000 plus feet, take it easy if you just came to Colorado from the flatlands. Bathrooms are in the visitor center and also available across the parking lot (non-flush type). This place is usually packed and parking can be hard to find so my advice is to get up here early. There is... More 

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

The visitor center was very crowed at this time of year, but there is so much to see. All kinds of things to buy up there for remembrances of your trip. They also have food in there if you forget your lunch (we brought our own). Make sure to climb the trail to the top of the mountain for a... More 

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Weaubleau, Missouri, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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335 reviews 335 reviews
115 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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87 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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