Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park

Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
Enjoy sweeping views of the lush Colorado wilderness from the comfort of your own car along Trail Ridge Road. The road stretches 77 km (48 mi) east to west through the scenic Rocky Mountain National Forest, with 17.7 km (11 mi) of the road's length traveling above the tree line. Take advantage of the area’s many walking trails and viewpoints before winding your way up the paved road to an elevation of almost 3,505 m (11,500 ft), where the evergreen tree line ends and you can enjoy panoramic views of snowcapped mountains and rugged peaks. Remember to drive cautiously on the roadway, as there are many steep drops and intense wind conditions. Plan your visit to Trail Ridge Road and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning app.
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  • What I thought was going to be just a "touristy" drive exceeded expectations, between the alpine views and wildlife sightings. Trail Ridge Road is about 48 miles of US 34 between Kawuneeche Visitor.....  more »
  • We love Trail Ridge Road. This year it was a little smokey. We could watch the Camaron Fire from the top.  more »

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