Trail Ridge Road

Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park: Address, Phone Number, Trail Ridge Road Reviews: 5/5

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John E
Edison, NJ202 contributions
Excellent vista from the mountain top!
Sep 2021
Went for fall foliage in Denver. Excellent scenic drive to the ridge on route 34 !
You will need to get reservation prior to visiting the place!
Due to thin air at height be prepared to go slow when you are up there and trying to walk!
We took oxygen canisters so when we had the dizzy feeling we had couple of sniffs to recover.
Written October 5, 2021
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dancer3361
Columbus, OH57 contributions
Don't miss it!
Sep 2021
Trail Ridge Road afforded us wonderful views! We stopped at the Alpine Visitor Center and we took a hike at Rock Cut. The Tundra Communities Trail was very informative and pleasurable (although windy and cold!)
Written October 4, 2021
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Jen K
Lititz, PA173 contributions
Trail road rules
Sep 2021 • Couples
We drove the scenic ridge road from the eastern entrance to the Alpine visitor center and back. It was starting to get dark after that. Beautiful overlooks. Did the tundra communities trail and learned about tundra habitats. PLEASE read the signs and do not walk on the tundra just so you can get a shot for Instagram. You do damage that may me not recover!!! Drive slow and obey road signs and the drive isn’t that treacherous.
Written September 28, 2021
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obdocSanJose
San Jose, CA376 contributions
Nice, paved road with gorgeous lookout points
Sep 2021 • Couples
Nice paved road with various lookout points and short hikes. We drove to the Alpine Visitors Center via Fall River Road and did Huffers hike. We drove TRR back to Estes Park
Written September 27, 2021
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BirthRN77
Richmond VA55 contributions
Trail Ridge Rd Adventure
Sep 2021
I stayed in Estes Park to explore RMNP and my best friend and I drove TRR for our first day. You can enter the park for this without a reservation before 9am. We spent all day driving from Estes Park to Grand Lake and back again. We had an amazing time stopping at all of the pull offs. So many incredible sites to see and views to enjoy. We also bravely did the Ute pass trail off the side of the road. We weren't exactly prepared for hiking a tundra but it was a great experience nonetheless. The Alpine Visitors Center has a great gift shop and beautiful scenery but I could definitely feel the effects of the high altitude there. We did not walk the stairs as we were pretty wiped out from our 4 mile tundra hike.
As evening approaches the wildlife came out to say hi and we saw many elk, deer and a moose posing by a lake! Grand Lake was an interesting town but definitely not the highlight of our day.
The road was a bit scary at times but WELL WORTH the all day drive and exploration. Highly recommend!
Written September 19, 2021
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extenda
minneapolis38 contributions
Nice drive
Aug 2021 • Business
Great drive with lots of interesting stops. Really didn’t think it was scary, certainly not as bad as going all the way to the top of pikes peak. I came from the east side and instead of turning around decided to do a loop outside of the park and come back via the peak to peak scenic byway, I would not recommend doing that.
Written September 15, 2021
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chachamatina
Berkley101 contributions
Beautiful Scenic Drive
Sep 2021
Beautiful scenic drive. The road is paved and safe. There are plenty of pull-offs if you have someone behind you who would like to go faster than you are comfortable. Incredible views and observation areas. Make plenty of stops along the way to check out the views and acclimate to the altitude. We saw lots of little critters like pikas and marmots. It was super cute.
Remember, you need to reserve a time to enter the park and TRR is within the park. You can go in before 9 and after 6 without a reservation but in between you need a reservation. Plus you pay the fee for the park which is $25 for the day or $35 for the week. You can easily get the pass online but get them in advance. You cannot get them at the park entrance.
We drove from Estes Park to Grand Lake and it was stunning. I would do it again.
Written September 12, 2021
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H2k
Syracuse, New York240 contributions
Amazing drive
Aug 2021 • Family
One of the best scenic drives that we have done. Plan for 4-6 hrs of stopping at look outs/ scenic areas and photo ops. Recommend carrying a jacket if later in the day as it can get really cold at the top . Alpine visitor center has a nice gift shop and cafeterias
Written September 2, 2021
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Hannah Pettis
15 contributions
Lovely
Aug 2021 • Friends
Beautiful ride! I've never been to the top before so visiting in August allowed me to do so. Nice gift shop aa well. Clean bathrooms. Awesome views!
Written August 21, 2021
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The_Wanderer1992
Columbia, MD1,524 contributions
So High
Aug 2021
This is a must do while in Rocky Mountain National Park. It's the highest paved road in any of the national parks in the United States. It goes up to 12,183 feet and unfortunately, it does not have a sign when you are at the highest point. Down the road from the highest point is the Alpine Visitor Center which does have an elevation sign at 11,796 feet. Trees do not grow above 11, 500 feet, so it's insane once you finally get above the tree line. The scenery was nice, but I thought it would be better. The drive isn't any worse than any of the other higher mountain national parks. Traffic was not too busy on the morning we were in the park.
Written August 15, 2021
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