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Trail Ridge Road

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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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“grand lake” (381 reviews)
“estes park” (483 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (181 reviews)
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1222
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Just drive in between the Rockies and trail ridge is the highest elevation in the park. there are many stopovers through out the drive, so you can step down and enjoy the beauty. There is a visitor centre too.

Thank howTotravelMore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years, we have had some fun experiences on the Trail Ridge Road from almost having a car door blown off the car at 14000 feet to watching the human behaviors at seeing Elk. This was our first fall visit, and while we were...More

Thank NTSU1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful country. Aspens are at full golden/orange fall colors. Elks are rutting. We were so disappointed we didn't get to see a Moose. Went to top of snow capped mountain. Gorgeous views. Lots of people around stopping when Elk are around.

Thank Peggy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful drive, and plenty of places to pull off and admire the views. We even saw elk! Definitely recommend driving around here.

Thank sargar69
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't ever driven on Trail Ridge Road, then put it on your bucket list. The scenery is just breathtaking and you feel like you are on another world. Best time to go is July to September due to the snow in the winter...More

Thank FDfoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredible drive from dense forests to above the tree line, into tundra, then back down to lakes and meadows. One of the iconic Rocky Mountain experiences, and there are many.

Thank slocal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Around every curve is a new wonderful view of the landscape before you. It doesn't seem very steep, but before you know it you're getting above the tree line and into the tundra. Now your views are totally unobstructed. Be careful for animals, Elk seem...More

Thank lord-xeon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this year this trip by our rented car. Please, be aware that the best part of the park could be accessed via dirty road - so, I was unable to do that. Anyway, the ride up was amazing. You should plan ahead and...More

Thank Erika B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The road was open today so we got lucky. The views are amazing. Today was the last day the visitor center up top is open for 2017

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They tell you trail ridge opens when weather permits. The fact is there is less than 1% they will open it. Don't go in September and waste your money. Though they open half way all you see is fog. No hills no valleys. Visiting Gardens...More

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September 16, 2017|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
Whether Trail Ridge Road will be open during your visit is entirely weather dependent. The average annual official closing date for Trail Ridge Road as a through road between Estes Park and Grand Lake is October 23, but... More
August 25, 2017|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
The sections of Trail Ridge Road that more people find intimidating are located between the Alpine Visitor Center and the Forest Canyon Overlook when traveling west to east which is Grand Lake to Estes Park. That is because... More
August 17, 2017|
Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
Assuming Trail Ridge Road is not temporarily closed due to snow (that does happen in early October), you can just drive the road in 90 minutes to 2 hours (one way driving time) depending on traffic, wildlife jams and people... More