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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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We always stop here on our way across the Trail Ridge Road. I love the trail that goes above the visitor center, it is a lot of stairs, but the view is unbeatable. Great gift... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We always stop here on our way across the Trail Ridge Road. I love the trail that goes above the visitor center, it is a lot of stairs, but the view is unbeatable. Great gift shop with a cafe. We love getting a Mocha and just sitting and enjoying the view.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Alpine Visitors must see. Make sure you stop and shop! Take time to browse and eat at the café! We spent about 1 hour just looking at all the amazing views!

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Located at nearly 12,000 ft along RMNP's trailridge road you can easily find yourself huffing and puffing if you're not accustomed to altitude. Overall a great place to stop and stretch your legs as you drive from either Estes Park to Grand Lake or Grand Lake to Estes Park. It's also probably the best restroom stop along the road. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The Alpine Visitor Center is a must see... Please take the drive. We saw many Elk and other wildlife. We ate at the cafe in the Alpine Visitor Center.. Was a ton of fun and the view are breathtaking.. Even our children age 8,8,11 loved the views and small trails and hikes to different overlooks. Went to a Ranger Led... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a "Must See" if you visit RMNP! We came here from the Fall River entrench to The RMNP and had quite the adventure all the way up the mountain, getting here. We took the suggestion to go to the Alpine Visitors Center of one of the Park Rangers at the Sheep Meadow (where 3big horn sheep were grazing)... More 

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great views, large gift shop and cafe. Food is mediocre but I was not surprised. Can be very crowded when families are travelling

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

While driving on trail ridge road, during june 2015 I stopped at this place. The visitor center was closed, but the view was awesome. It was having 18 feet snow around parking lot. Walked for few meters in snow, and got some awesome shots. Giftshop was open and they do have really good coffee. Only problem, the toilets over here... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You just have to stop here to understand Trail Ridge Road and the environment. There is so much information about the alpine environment, preservation, and history. Hard to say what wildlife you might see right from the deck of the lodge. Bring your camera for photos of tiny tundra flowers along the trails.

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Parkton, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

After a ride up trail ridge road with a guide from the conservancy, we went to the alpine visitor center for lunch. Very nice staff. Not too much selection, but all was delicious. I would gladly return. And as all places in and around Estes Park, the restrooms were clean as a whistle

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Fullerton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

What is expected from. NP visitor center, displays, Rangers to talk to a small gift store and flush toilets. We saw a moose while we were here the first time, never know when the animals will appear.

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Address: 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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