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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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Nice stop along Trail Ridge Rd.

We stopped at the Alpine Visitor Center during our drive on the Trail Ridge Road. The views from up there were wonderful! There are some displays in the visitor center and then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Rockford, Illinois
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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stopped at the Alpine Visitor Center during our drive on the Trail Ridge Road. The views from up there were wonderful! There are some displays in the visitor center and then in the building next door is a huge gift shop with pretty much any kind of souvenir you'd be looking for. There was also a restaurant, but we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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75 helpful votes 75 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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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
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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 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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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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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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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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