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Trail Ridge Road

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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1222
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US$125.99*
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Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grand lake” (383 reviews)
“estes park” (487 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (184 reviews)
LOCATION
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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+1 970-586-1222
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"grand lake"
in 383 reviews
"estes park"
in 487 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 184 reviews
"alpine visitor center"
in 208 reviews
"trail ridge"
in 143 reviews
"take pictures"
in 115 reviews
"saw elk"
in 99 reviews
"tree line"
in 117 reviews
"rainbow curve"
in 44 reviews
"drop offs"
in 47 reviews
"amazing views"
in 119 reviews
"continental divide"
in 113 reviews
"take your time"
in 124 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 63 reviews
"bring a jacket"
in 40 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 35 reviews
"pull over"
in 39 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove Trail Ridge Road from the Alpine Visitor Center down to Estes Park. The altitude was making me a little light-headed at times, but otherwise it wasn't too bad. There were many places to stop and take pictures. There are remnants of lava rock...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go early, because the road and visitor stops get so crowded that parking is nearly impossible in the summer. Usually rangers directing traffic at the lots, but still difficult. Not sure I would be brave enough to attempt it in the winter. See those tall...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was so glad that my wife was driving! I am not usually afraid of heights, but this road got to me. It is so high, and one side of the road is almost always on a sheer cliff. I must say that the views...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Fun amazing drive through the winter tundra. Photos do not do this place justice. It was super worth it! Do check to see if the road is open !

Thank Ferris B
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This drive is like being at the top of the world. Throw in the wildlife and it is a must see. You can see snow in the summer and experience how that much altitude can change the climate.

Thank Dana B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Do you want to drive above the treeline and over the continental divide on the highest paved road in the US? This is for you and even a stop on the top to take in the fantastic views. Bring a coat in the summer as...More

Thank O7512SPdonr
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

rocky mountain national park is a nice area, rumors of government and gold are here but its a nice scenic view.

Thank JimDeBerry
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Trail Ridge Road is a 48 mi scenic road between Estes Park (east) and Grant Park (west). There are several overlooks and trails along the way, as well as the Alpine Visitor Centre and Lake Irene. It's similar to the Grossglockner High Alpine Road in...More

Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We came up through Longmont and Estes Park, up over the top and down through Grand Lake. We started off in t-shirts and traffic, had to leather down at the top cause it got cold fast. We stripped of the leather at the bottom them...More

Thank Keith B
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This road is only open a few months out of the year, but it is worth the drive. Depending on what time of year you drive it you can see tons of wildlife (we saw a herd of about 75 elk), or towering snow mounds...More

Thank RONALD D
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priyapriyak
2 April 2018|
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Response from Escape-overseas | Reviewed this property |
We didnt experience high winds and drove in a midsize car. Unless your driving a high sided vehicle I wouldnt see cause for concern. If you open your door in high winds, try to park into the wind and there is less risk of... More
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Reda G
23 March 2018|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
Eleven miles of Trail Ridge Road travel above 11,500 ft. Trail Ridge Road is much more than just a drive. There are numerous overlooks and short trails to enjoy along the way. It is advisable to spend an overnight at a... More
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workalittle
5 March 2018|
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Response from fv1989 | Reviewed this property |
Trail Ridge Road is highway 34 through Rocky Mountain National Park traveling 48 miles between the towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake. While Trail Ridge Road can be used as a trail when it is closed to vehicles, the road is... More
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