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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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Great Stop! Food, Souvenirs and Ranger Station. We had to acclimate to the altitude for 3 days before we went here. Then took a 3 hour hike along the Ute trail across the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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St. Louis, Missouri
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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great Stop! Food, Souvenirs and Ranger Station. We had to acclimate to the altitude for 3 days before we went here. Then took a 3 hour hike along the Ute trail across the road. That was really spectacular hike and not traveled heavily. Make sure you enjoy the fantastic view out the back of the Ranger Station. We bought snacks... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful drive up the Alpine Visitor Center. We loved our visit to Rocky Mountain National Park and do plan on returning! The visitor center was a nice stop, although we read it doesn't get higher than 50 deg up there EVER! Bring warm clothes!

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to stop, try to catch your great and look out their large window for wildlife. Just outside is the short stair/ trail to the crest. It has a bathroom and gift shop. This is a place many stop and eat lunches they brought with them. The most practical use for the center is to give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We drove up to Alpine Visitor Center and it was a breathtaking drive. We stopped a few times to take pictures. At the top there is a cafe and a very well stocked gift shop. We shopped and had lunch with the kids as we looked at the views of the snow covered mountains. Some of us walked up the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Alpine visitor center is some 20+ miles up Trail Ridge Road from the Estes side. The road can be awfully congested in Summer & parking on weekends at the visitor center can be a problem. The Center itself is reasonably nice, with the gift shop selling the usual tourist stuff (but high quality). There is also the usual NP... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a cool visitor's center, COLD TOO, with some great little hikes right from the building. There is snow on the ground and you could see elk herds in the distance. It is also where the Old Falls River Road comes out.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Beautiful views from this center. Food was very good and welcome after drive up Old Falls Road. Gift shop is extensive and great souvenir shopping as well as a very nice Native American shop. Parking lot can fill up but with patience a spot will come open as people come and go.

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Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Don't expect a reasonable price for lunch or snack up here, try to bring your own. We figured the prices for a sandwich and a drink are comparable to a sports venue/stadium food, and not really worth it. The scenery is awesome, and we were there for the first snow of the season, in August! The gift shops have the... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This center was surprisingly complete with food, coffee bar, shopping, trail heads, and rangers. Ranger Monica awarded my boys Jr Ranger badges and she was great. Another woman gave a presentation on lightning that was very 'enlightening.' Seriously, I'm still thinking about it.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A nice stop midway on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. An informative visitor's center plus restaurant and shop.

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