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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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High Above The Rockies

One of the most beautiful drives in all the world can be had by driving Trail Ridge Road up to the Alpine Visitor's Center. Enjoy the pictures that I took from this very special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Estes Park, Colorado
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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful drives in all the world can be had by driving Trail Ridge Road up to the Alpine Visitor's Center. Enjoy the pictures that I took from this very special destination. I was up there in early spring of 2015.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four was here in mid-October to view the Elk rut. We decided to drive up to the top as the road was still open due to the warm conditions. As with all NP Visitor Centers, there is great self-paced information here on the park and the ecosystem and numerous rangers to answer any questions you have!

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Winnsboro, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

After driving up Old Falls River Road, glad to stop for break. Clean RR, place to get food & souvenirs, & to retch legs.

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Brandon, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The road to Alpine Visitors Center is worth the trip alone. Breath taking scenery and wildlife all along the way. Take time to go inside the visitors center for coffee, snacks, visitor information, unique gifts, clothing, and souvenirs and reasonably priced too. A viewing area from inside or outside. We were there the first week of October 2015 and made... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

If the drive alone up to the Alpine Visitor's Center was not enough, wait until you see the interpretive displays waiting for you to enjoy, not to mention all the gorgeous vies from the center.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The drive to this visitor center is one of the best in the park system. Trail Ridge road is the highest (continuously paved) road in the USA, which offers many great views as you traverse to this spot. I recommend spending some time here to explore the exhibits and (if you have time and energy) hike the short trail up... More 

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The Alpine Visitor Center is at the top of Trails Head Road. It is not open year round because of all the snow. But if you can reach it there is a lot of information displayed on the walls and some of the views are breathtaking!

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Temperture could be 30-40 degrees colder than at the base. Great views!! If you can handle a narrow dirt road with lots of turns then use the Fall River road to the top. No big trucks or trailers allowed. Only open during the summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at all but I think 1 of the visitor centers and this one was the largest, which isn't surprising considering its location. There are beautiful views all around, a nice information center that included a small gift shop then the other building had another much larger gift shop and cafe. We did not eat at the cafe so... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

If you take either the paved or dirt road to the Alpine Visitor Center, you definitely have to stop here. Catch your breath. Look at the mountains above the tree line. Despite the throngs of visitors, the ranger was quite chatty. Nice exhibits. Didn't eat here, so can't comment on the restaurant. There is the opportunity to make new friends... More 

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