Visiting the Denver area, specifically Erie, Colorado and took a day trip to the Rocky Mt. National Park. They have a couple of routes, or more, that one can use to visit the area. The one way roads are for the adventure travelers. These are unpaved but well marked. We visited Trail Ridge welcoming center. The initial trip started at Estes Park and we traveled the one lane road to the Alpine visitor center. (about 9 miles) They have are great seasonal center with food and other purchases available. This road is also accessible from Estes Park but is a modern version two way paved facility. So we went up the old road and came down the new one. This area is the top part of the accessible ridge. Saw some Elk, birds etc. Took some great photos and enjoyed the cool temperatures. $20 per car access fee but well worth it. Other access pass prices are available for purchase if one plans to come back for other visits. Great for walking, hiking, photos, picnics etc. We figured it was about 20 degree difference in temperature from the bottom to the top, so plan ahead. Enjoy the views!
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