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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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Great views!

We enjoyed the views from the visitor center before taking off on the Ute trail. This is crowded with tourists, but worth the stop. Beautiful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Diana R
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the views from the visitor center before taking off on the Ute trail. This is crowded with tourists, but worth the stop. Beautiful!

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Pennsylvania
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everyone was very friendly and helpful here. They have a little shop there and the view is wonderful. The parking lot is very busy most of the time and this is where the buses seem to stop for restrooms and gifts. When we were there they had no water so the restrooms were across the parking lot and they had... More 

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Bishopton, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We so enjoyed the drive up to the Alpine Center but of course the driver can't enjoy it quite so much so we're glad to stop here to properly admire the views, which are great. The visitor centre has a good little exhibition/information display and shop. There is a separate restaurant but we didn't go in so I can't comment... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When visiting Rocky Mountain National Park and going on the drive around Ridge Trail Rd, you're going to want to plan a stop here! This is the only place to get food while on the road through the park. It's at the highest elevation within the park. Food was OK, very pricey for what you get, but you've got to... More 

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Mena, AR
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from here are spectacular but that is about it. The gift shop was nice. There was just way to many people here and the parking lot is very small. Your lucky if you can find a spot to park. We seen some old lady from Colorado just standing in a parking space arguing with drivers that she was... More 

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Nauvoo, Alabama
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to stop if you need a snack, expect to pay $$ ,water was off and visitors was using port a potties. Nice view to take pics if you enjoy big crowds. And looking for parking. Souvenirs was very expensive , a baseball with Colorado on it was $10.00 I would pass it, if possible, plenty of pullovers to... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are near Rocky Mountain National Park, a drive up to the Alpine Visitor Center is a must. The drive is easy and spectacular. With many spots to pull off and enjoy the views. When you arrive at the Alpine Visitors Center, hike up the hill to the 12,000 foot summit. Worth every bit of effort and it takes... More 

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Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has it all cool tee shirts, amazing views, and chili to die for!!! If your lucky enough to be in the area stop here soak in the views while you enjoy a cup of chili.

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Ringsted, Vestsjalland, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center is an amazing place to get information about alpine nature and the RMNP in general. However the food stand could be improved.

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Thank Vagn P
Kasson, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an absolutely beautiful location. Panoramic views of the mountain tops, elk and the clouds are amazing. The visitor center is large and has a small cafeteria. You can climb the stairs to get to over 12,000 feet. Leave some time to do this because the air is thin and you'll have to take it slow even if you... More 

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