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“Takes your breath away!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trail Ridge Road

Trail Ridge Road
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
970-586-1222
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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Rock Springs, WY
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“Takes your breath away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

If you are prone to motion sickness, talk your husband, who likes to take corners like he is a Nascar driver, into letting you drive. Wow 12,100 feet in elevation and curvy roads with no guard rails and drop-offs to....I don't know...couldn't look down! Beautiful and busy with tourists. Some of the hiking trails in the area are busy too but you can find some that are not so much.

Visited May 2012
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“Stunning views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

The most beautiful area we've ever seen. There were stunning views at every turn. I took over 300 pictures! There were so many places to stop along the way and volunteers at those places to answer any questions. Saw beautiful wildflowers, elk and marmots.
Driving this trail would never get old. Take the opportunity to see this gorgeous place!

Visited June 2012
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“Trail Ridge Road is very scenic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The drive along Trail Ridge Road is very scenic with plenty of place to stop to hike or just to admire the views. Take warm cloting as the temperature at the peaks is much lower than at the start of the drive; in addition, on the day that we visited in early June it was VERY windy. The Trail Ridge Cafe at the summit provides good food at a reasonable price.

Visited June 2012
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Fort Worth, TX
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“Great way to spend the day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We spent a day traveling the Trail Ridge Road in June. It is a fabulous view for the whole day. There are many opportunities to stop and pull over. Several of the pull offs have trails that you can walk on. So many great opportunities for photos. We saw tons of elk, marmots, chipmunks, pikas, and one moose. Great time! We then had lunch in Grand Lake and traveled back over the Trail Ridge Road back to Estes. We had to stop several times on the way back as well, because it is so beautiful.

Visited June 2012
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“Must do in RMNP”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Start early to avoid too much traffic. The cafe at the top is not too expensive.

Visited June 2012
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