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“The Splendor of America” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountains
CO
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Private Tour: Front Range Hike with Transport...
Ranked #33 of 1,155 Attractions in Colorado
Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Scenic Colorado mountain range.
Clearwater, Florida
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“The Splendor of America”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We spent about ½ day on the Trail Ridge Road, making several stops for sightseeing and short hiking. The views of the Rocky Mountains and surrounding areas are indescribably beautiful. The road is well maintained and the traffic flows at a reasonable pace. The ranger at the Fall River visitors center (near Estes Park) was quite helpful with suggestions and provided a map. If you do not bring your own lunch and water, the Alpine Visitor Center (during the drive) offers a nice restaurant, and other facilities. This drive through the park is a “must do” if you come to Colorado.

Visited August 2013
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“Breathtaking!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Just amazing, the wonderful outdoors! We decided to take a drive through part of the Rocky Mountains, saw an Elk and also some some deer, wish we would of had more time to look around, but we made the best of it. Just breathtaking!!!

Visited August 2013
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Bonbeach
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“The Rocky Mountains with the Rocky Mountaineer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The most wonderful experience... Being wined and dined and entertained whilst gazing out at uninterrupted views of the Canadian Rockies is an experience I will definitely recommend to any traveller who loves the ultimate holiday. Just loved all aspects of the two days from Vancouver to Jasper with a very comfortable overnight stop in Kamloops. The crew were very attentive and informative and friendly.

Visited July 2013
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Kenmore
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“Great Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Every view was a postcard! Wonderfully healthy, beautiful herds of elk everywhere. Get to the park early and it is not only free, but you see so much more wildlife. Watch the sun rise over the mountains and see some incredibly beautiful views. As one friend described Rt 34 Trail Ridge Road as the OMG Trail Ridge Road, from the West Gate heading towards Estes Park is a beautiful and challenging trip. It takes you to the alpine area and incredibly open and high mountains. The Alpine Visitor center is beautiful and has a wonderful restaurant and gift shop. Sit have some coffee and something to eat and watch the elk in the valley below the window (looked about the size of ants!). The people working in the park are friendly and helpful. The altitude is not for the faint of heart and the roads can be challenging for us sea level people, but if you white knuckle it a bit you can see Lake Irene, Milner Pass, and so much more. Elk, sheep, and all sorts of little critters that live up there. Take your time breath deep, drink a lot of water and eat plenty of carbs; this helped me make it to the top of the trail next to the Alpine Visitor Center, over 12,000 feet. For greenhorns, take your time, use the pull over areas to let the hotshots by and just be careful. It is a great experience. Takes a good 2.5 hours to get to Estes Park, especially if you stop at the overlooks. Watch for afternoon thunderstorms on the Western side and plan your travel accordingly. EARLY (around 6 AM elk cross the roads in the west. Great experience!

Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is definitely a sight not to miss if you are in Colorado. The mountains are so beautiful, and huge! Hiking up the mountains is pure pleasure, and feeding the chipmunks is a childish delight! I would recommend this to anyone, but young kids have to be strong to brave some of these hikes!!!

Visited August 2012
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