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“A must stop”

Alpine Visitor Center
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

A treat and plenty to purchase when u make it to the top. A seeing a few elk and traveling through the mist and very cool air and twisting turns to reach the top, everyone has to stop to see the view.

Thank Dardok56
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Just getting up to the top is an adventure but once you get there, you will find restrooms, a visitor/ranger station, and a combination gift store/café. The rangers were very helpful and recommended some shorter trails for us. The gift shop is HUGE. Don't wait to buy your souvenoirs in town because they wont' have as good a selection. I actually went back to get Christmas ornaments because they had a much bigger selection than both surrounding towns. We were there in June and there was still a lot of snow on the ground and lots of people were playing in it. Be careful though because it is at the highest elevation and you will get short of breath easily.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

The Alpine Visitor Center is on top of Trail Ridge Road and is an obvious stop when you reach the top. Air is thin and even native Coloradans can feel the altitude. If you are from lower elevations, be careful about physical exertion. There is a medical station on the park ranger side of the center and they can help if you feel any distress.

On a clear day, you can practically see to Kansas and the views are 360 degrees.

1  Thank dougp01
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is the part of Trail Ridge Road that separates the east side of the park from the long downhill trip to the west. We were just here briefly, as it was snowing and hailing -- in late July!!! Be prepared for any kind of weather when you visit.

We had to wait awhile to get a parking spot, but after circling twice, we managed to get a spot on the third try around. Just know that it might not be a fast stop if you're hoping for a quick in-and-out of the center.

We had fun walking around and looking at the incredible views -- and the typical visitor center souvenir shop -- which had a good selection of items including things for kids, clothing, mugs, etc. and we were very happy to stamp our Parks Passport with the date and location.

There are also some great Native American works of art on display and for purchase.

Thank trippinjenny
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is a very nice little visitor center with some really great views and places for pictures. There is also a store with souveniers and a little cafe with some food items. The bathrooms were clean even with the large amount of visitors on the day we went.

Thank FoutsNC
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