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Address: Trail Ridge Road, Highway 34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Beautiful views

Its windy and cold, but well worth the climb to the top. I am in shape so it wasn't that difficult for me to climb to the top, but others were having to stop. You have to stay on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Banana427
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its windy and cold, but well worth the climb to the top. I am in shape so it wasn't that difficult for me to climb to the top, but others were having to stop. You have to stay on the path for certain parts of the trail and there are rangers that are there to enforce that rule.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Trail ridge road is a great drive. You can see so much of the park from the convenience of your vehicle. But, you have to get out and experience the park. At high elevation, above the tree line, the alpine tundra environment is amazing. There is a clear trail ( please stay on the trail) to walk. Information boards are... More 

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Broomfield, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Rock Cut is at the high point of Trail Ridge Road, so the views are already great. However, the stroll along the paved trails provides vistas above the road giving one a perspective of where they have been driving from and to. This trail definitely goes on the list of the many short trails vacationers should take if they are... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Enjoyed the walk through the tundra. Saw several marmot and a pica. Easy with some elevation to interesting rock formations and beautiful views. Get out and enjoy the walk but please stay off the tundra.

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Thank Sggypsy
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Rock Cut Pull out is a great place to see the elusive Pika as well as marmot. And the chance to see Bighorn sheep which sometimes can be found at the mineral lick here.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The paved short hike leads to long range mountain views that are comparable to the Swiss Alps. We saw a herd of 75 elk grazing on the mountain meadow across the valley at the base of another mountain. It felt like I was at the top of the world. There were a few voodoo formations that some were climbing for... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

So cool to walk along the alpine tundra! Lots of ground squirrels and such, wildflowers were pretty. If you're on trail ridge road stop and stretch if you can find a place to park!

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Thank TheLongLongTrailer
Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great Views from Rock Cut. You feel like you are on top of the world! The trail is short, around 1 mile but it is steep and you feel short of breath due to being so high up. It is a little higher than 12,000 feet. Enjoyed the marmots playing. The wildflowers are so unbelievably beautiful. The views are so... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stopped here during our drive on Trail Ridge road. This trail is a must do! It's short but amazing! Go early to avoid crowds and enjoy solitude. The views are stunning. We enjoyed watching the marmots watching us while they chomped on plants. The signs on the way were very informative. Love the mushroom shaped rocks. At the end... More 

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a wonderful area of Rocky Mountain National Park to view and photograph. I can't hike, but there were plenty of hikers. Many wildlife and nature photo opportunities. An abundance of Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Moose, Deer, Birds, and little critters. This will be at least an annual visit. Try to take several days to see it all.

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