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Trail Ridge Road

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1222
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$780.00*
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Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver
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$125.99*
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“grand lake” (357 reviews)
“estes park” (444 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (167 reviews)
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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed yesterday

Gorgeous views all through the park. Easy driving. No scary hairpins. (For comparison, this drive is much easier than Mount Evans.) e didn't see much wildlife. That is much more obvious than other NPS locations in Colorado. Or even just driving round. The park was...More

1  Thank kmcmt
Reviewed yesterday

Start early to avoid crowds (and thus, traffic). This drive will take you from Estes Park to Grand Lake and back. While the road conditions are very good, do be aware that there are numerous elevation gains and drops, twisty roads, and very few guardrails....More

1  Thank PapaBear17
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My niece chose this scenic drive and we had a great time. The views are spectacular. There are many turn-out locations where we could park and take a quick hike. There were breeds of elk along the way. Dress in layers as the weather changes...More

1  Thank KarenAmma1008
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Go early. Around 7-8 am is perfect. Fewer crowds and more wildlife. Stop and take pictures. Will take you across the Continental Divide. Any car can make it. Road is wide, paved, and well maintained. Allow 2-3 hours.

Thank str8nm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decent amount of pull offs. Fair number of restrooms. Great views. Several opportunities for short hikes. Expect easy hikes, as far as terrain, but expect lots of steps and/or elevation gains. Lots of twists and turns, for the drive, but plenty of lane width, etc....More

Thank BevDawg
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am afraid of heights. If you are also afraid of heights you should be the person in control and behind the wheel. It can be hell in the passenger seat. The views are without parallel. The road is really, really busy which means that...More

Thank DofDenver
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If a picture is worth 1000 words there is not enough film nor digital memory to capture the beauty. Enjoy the scenic pull outs. Wildlife, trees, water falls, and the tundra are a few thing to prepare yourself for. Take the time to enjoy the...More

1  Thank Jessie P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful views, but not for those of us that don't like high narrow roads without guardrails. The easy short walking path at Rock Cut is worth the hike up to 12,300 ft. Saw a huge herd of elk this year. Saw a bunch of bighorn...More

Thank Porterpoint
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We started the drive in Estes and went to Grand Lake. The higher you travel, the more fantastic the views. When we arrived at the tundra area, both sides of the road were covered with herds of elk. They were everywhere! My young children were...More

Thank Rissa_roo_12
Reviewed 4 days ago

went up and over on a motorcycle, be prepared for dramatic temperature changes and brief but strong rains and possible snow even in july. Beautiful

Thank Ken P
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SeeJessTravel
July 20, 2017|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
A correction to the previous reply - Hidden Valley has flush toilets not vault toilets and there is a water refill station at Hidden Valley. It is not the Alpine Visitor Center itself that has food. There is a small café... More
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Tvctoronto
July 4, 2017|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
Go to the TripAdvisor Rocky Mountain National Park Travel Forum and look in the Top Questions. The second question is "How long does it take to drive Trail Ridge Road?" There is a detailed timeline and itinerary for both... More
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sonyarosebower
June 28, 2017|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
Go to the TripAdvisor Rocky Mountain National Park Travel Forum and look in the Top Questions. The second question is "How long does it take to drive Trail Ridge Road?" There is a detailed timeline and itinerary for both... More
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