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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-586-1222
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Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver
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Beautiful Drive

This is the only road through the park from Estes Park to Grand Lake. The scenery is fantastic and very different on the east side of Alpine Center compared to the west side... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Pennsylvania
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153 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the only road through the park from Estes Park to Grand Lake. The scenery is fantastic and very different on the east side of Alpine Center compared to the west side. Take your time and stop at the pullouts to see what you can see. We saw elk and marmots. It can get very busy in the afternoon... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take your time and be prepared to stop at the numerous pull-ins so you can fully enjoy the amazing scenery. Everywhere you look is an insanely beautiful picture.You are at very high elevations at times which both you and your car will notice. There is a paved trail across the tundra which is worth the walk but take your time... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We finally took the family on this drive through the Rocky Mountain National Park. It was absolutely beautiful. All the Aspens were electric with their fall colors. We have four very young children, and they really enjoyed all the places we pulled over to take pictures and hike. If you bring your dog, be prepared that they aren't allowed on... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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725 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is really the only road to take to get through the entire park, but it's far from some "basic" road, traveled to get from one point to another, it's a historic and beautiful journey through one of the prettiest parks in the US! There are many stops along the route to snap pics at beautiful sights. The overlooks throughout... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Trail Ridge Road has a little bit of everything--mountains, trees, lakes, tundra, and wildlife. Be sure to stop at all of the turnouts. It is interesting to see how the flora changes as you go higher in elevation. We were very fortunate to see a herd of bighorn sheep. I had heard that the drive was a bit unnerving, but... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was glad not to be driving so could fully appreciate the unbelievable views. This pass was amazing and we loved every minute. I'm sure in the summer it's extremely busy and in some parts there aren't that many places to stop and take in the sheer beauty of the landscape. Not for the faint hearted. It's incredibly high!!!

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hoek van holland
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102 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nature is Great when you ride this road, it is the highest road in the USA so be prepared for a Little chill but when you arrive at the summit the views are wonderful ,when you enter at estespark take the back road to the summit there is even more Nice nature there ,a must go!!

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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164 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the Park Entrance to Grand Lake, the Trail Ridge Road is a once in a lifetime experience! From the forest to the tundra, where you would swear you were in a foreign mountain range in the Himalayas, at over 12,000 feet, you will have a slow roller coaster ride to Grand Lake and back. In the fall, with the... More 

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Mena, AR
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101 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an awesome drive that goes way up into the Rockies. There are numerous turnouts to stop at and get some pictures but if you are the driver you better enjoy those turnouts because while you are driving you are going to be to busy watching the narrow curvy road and all the other traffic. Luckily I had my... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've traveled this road during the different seasons and each experience is unique. The road doesn't open until around late May Memorial weekend. There will feet of snow that will surely take your breath away. Come back in early July and you'll find most of the snow gone on the ground but still giving those Mts beautiful white covered peaks... More 

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