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.
Trail Ridge Road reviews
Great drive with a ton of places to pull over, and do a little hike to take great pictures. Great scenery and trails. more »
We visited the Rocky Mountains in July during our National Parks summer road trip. We had stayed in Boulder and made the 45-50 minute drive to the park. We had a 10:00 am check in and there was no... more »
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