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Alpine Visitor Center

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Address: Trail Ridge Rd., 22 mi from the Beaver Meadows entrance station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970/586-1206
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Stopped at the visitor center after driving up the mountain for just a bathroom pit stop. Needed some information about the rest of our journey and the ranger was very helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
jayboynbama
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Anniston, Alabama
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Anniston, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped at the visitor center after driving up the mountain for just a bathroom pit stop. Needed some information about the rest of our journey and the ranger was very helpful. There is a viewing area with glass windows that provides stunning photos. Got to see snow!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are great views up here. Some to be enjoyed outside and others inside when the weather is cold and nasty. It can get very busy here. There are restrooms in the smaller section and some on the other side of the parking lot. The small side also has a little museum. The larger side has a huge gift shop... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small store with some souvenirs, but the staff there is good about hike suggestions and very friendly. Definitely busy after 12, but it is possible to get a parking place after if patient. The views are well worth the trip.

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Marathon, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rocky Mountain National Park's premier visitor center at approx 11800 feet. Drive along Trailridge Road may be slow due to seasonal traffic (closed in winter) but provides spectacular views and numerous pullouts. Visitor center is very busy and parking a battle during season, otherwise well worth the visit. Short trail can get you up to just over 12000 feet (huff... More 

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Sioux Falls, SD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice visitor center with large gift shop & restaurant. Be sure to hike the steps up the hill to reach 12,005 ft. Cool views!

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Hermitage
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great stop as you travel across the park. It is about 12,000 feet in elevation and windy. It was pretty cold both times we were there. They have a very nice gift shop and restaurant to eat while there. There is also a hike up to the top of area which is short but mostly straight up... More 

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Van Wert, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very nice visitor center with interesting facts about the history,climate and wildlife found in the Rocky Mountains. Informative Rangers/guides present. Adjacent gift shop is the nicest in the Rocky Mountains, with artesian items as well as very affordable clothing and traditional souvenirs. Center and git shop opens at 9am. Go early!

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good stop after Old Fall River Rd or on Trail Ridge Rd. Cafe style restaurant. Neat gift shop. Good bathroom stop but gets used a lot.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great drive not for the faint hardhearted, lots of pull offs highly recommended to do . And once your at the top go over and have something to eat and look out over the valley !!!

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Thank ttowntriper
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff weren't the most helpful I've encountered . This may have been because it was very busy , the place also felt a little dirty . Could do with a little overhaul . The walk to the top of mountain was worth it ... Although the altitude made it harder than usual work .

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