We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Trail Ridge Road

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1222
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
$780.00*
and up
Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver
More Info
$125.99*
and up
Sightseeing Adventure in the Rocky Mountains
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good8%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“grand lake” (342 reviews)
“estes park” (431 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (162 reviews)
LOCATION
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
CONTACT
Website
+1 970-586-1222
Write a Review
Reviews (2,655)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 2,655 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were able to go in 16 miles because Trail was closed with snow. We saw an immense amount of things during our short trip. Besides mountains and rivers, we saw plenty​ of critters. Moose, marmot, elk, chipmonks and a ton of birds. We will...More

Thank princessnannykins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What we saw was spectacular, unfortunately we couldn't drive the whole way as in May ( beginning) the road is still closed by snow. Views were fantastic and well worth the trip up, can't wait to go back a drive the whole road!

Thank D P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This spectacular road crests at 12,183 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park and is not for the faint of heart. The scenery is amazing, some of the best mountain scenery in the US, but there are areas where the drop off is quite scary. At...More

3  Thank Joelle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to beat some of the views you get from this road. The change in climate as you climb in elevation can be quite dramatic. Keep in mind most of the road is closed during colder months. Can't hold it against the park as it...More

1  Thank mattmurphy85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful drive on the highest continuous paved road in the U.S. Lots of curves and a very steady grade lead you up above the treeline for some amazing view of the Rockies! Those squeamish about the sheer drops into the valley below might choose...More

1  Thank Drew S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful,steep,narrow road going through some of the most gorgeous mountains. We have often seen wildlife driving this road but sometimes you just can't stop. The road is usually very busy.

Thank 199judyd199
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though the road ended for us at Many Parks Curve, as the rest of it is still closed for the winter season, we parked and walked about 1.5 up the road from that point and got some beautiful snowy views. Easy drive up with...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed April 3, 2017

We were so thrilled that the trail was re-opened the day we arrived in Estes Park. This was a bucket-list drive for me, and I was overjoyed that my wife and 5-month old son could enjoy it with me for my 30th birthday. Outrageously beautiful...More

4  Thank evankatt
Reviewed March 30, 2017

After hiking near Bear Lake we drove the road to the turn-around where it is closed in the winter. There was light snow falling so there was not much of a view. However, we could see some of the valley and mountains in the distance.

Thank leaf888
Reviewed March 4, 2017

If you make it to Rocky Mountain National Park don't miss the opportunity to take a road trip on the Trail Ridge Road. Block off at least 4 hours or you won't appreciate it. We drove from Estes Park to Milner Pass at the Continental...More

8  Thank Joe V
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Trail Ridge Store Snack Bar
67 reviews
3.72 miles away
Rock Inn Mountain Tavern
1,129 reviews
4.77 miles away
Dunraven Inn
1,267 reviews
4.62 miles away
Trailhead Restaurant
328 reviews
2.57 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
1,234 reviews
2.58 miles away
Old Fall River Road
315 reviews
1.62 miles away
Alluvial Fan
207 reviews
1.25 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
cynm2015
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|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
1
Vote
David B
Hello, we are planning a visit from September 24. Is the trail ridge road usually open at this time of year? I want to get as much info as possible as we are coming from Australia! Thanks in advance for your help
May 10, 2017|
Answer
Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
The average annual official closing date for Trail Ridge Road is October 23. The actual annual closing date is usually several days before the official closing date as rangers try to decide if conditions dictate closing the... More
0
Votes
m11mw
Matt, Exactly when did you visit in May and how much of the road was closed? I am planning a trip in on May 22nd to be there and was wondering if you have any tips. thanks!
May 9, 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Albert A | Reviewed this property |
It's Colorado, so you'll have to check to be sure, but generally you're good in June.
0
Votes