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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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19 reviews 19 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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4 reviews 4 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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282 reviews 282 reviews
99 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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27 reviews 27 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
82 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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54 reviews 54 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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7 reviews 7 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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