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Trail Ridge Road

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1222
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“beautiful drive” (162 reviews)
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1222
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited RMNP in early June. Starting on the east side we drove the Trail Ridge Road several times as we stayed near the west side of the park. Every trip on the road was different but absolutely beautiful. Can be a little scary at...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Start this drive early as it gets busier and busier throughout the day. Also better to see animals earlier in the day, though we saw herds of elk and a few dozen big horn sheep in the early afternoon fairly close to the Alpine Visitor's...More

Thank sheilaoc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We wanted the full experience of the Rocky Mountain National Forest. Bought our pass and went exploring. This is a must do trip. It is a little scary due to edges and narrow roadways however go slow and enjoy. We left estes park and drove...More

Thank Tammie P
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a beautiful drive. We went in early June so there was quite a bit of snow around but the road was cleared and well maintained. The Alpine Visitor Center still had tons of snow and very cold. We ate lunch in Grand Lake...More

Thank LovingColorado2010on
Reviewed 4 days ago

This road is only open for a certain amount of time due to the elevation. We were able to drive this beautiful road just after the snow started melting and the roads were cleared. Such a wonderful adventure climbing at top of the world.

Thank Stacie P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow!!! The scenery and vistas were amazing. My first day in Rocky Mountain National Park I drove from Estes Park to Grand Lake via the Trail Ridge Road. There were pull offs and overlooks all along the way. I even got to see elk along...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent. Outstanding views. Make sure the vehicle has a full tank of gas. Light jacket. Go early to miss traffic

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were there in June of 2017, still a lot of snow for the kids to play in, yet felt totally safe at all times. The scenery and beauty just have to be seen in person! Pictures do not do it justice. We have been...More

Thank Gma58
Reviewed 6 days ago

My buddy and I rode Harleys from Grand Lake to Estes Park through the Rocky Mountain National Park. Now this is a real trip of a lifetime and worth taking the time to do. See my review of Mile High Harley Davidson rentals on TA...More

Thank caymankid
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Rocky Mountain national park from Stanley hotel to Breckinridge . WOW we saw some wild animals like one moose, some elks, deers,

Thank James N
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Is there a route that is NOT along the cliff side? East to west, or opposite?
June 26, 2017|
Response from PeachBelle8288 | Reviewed this property |
If you drive it from Estes Park to Grand Lake you are against the mountains for the most part.
Do you still have to pay a toll if you have a national park pass?
June 2, 2017|
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Response from PeachBelle8288 | Reviewed this property |
If you have a national park pass then just show it and get a map and newspaper and you are on your way.
Can anyone tell me when trail ridge road will be open? We are visiting next week from the east coast and hoping to enjoy the scenery.
May 22, 2017|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
Trail Ridge Road is always scheduled to open as a through road between Estes Park and Grand Lake on the Friday before Memorial Day weather permitting. That would be May 26 this year. However, RMNP had a late spring... More