Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park

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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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  • The Rocky Mountains are nothing short of spectacular. The beautiful mountain peaks are surrounded by coniferous trees. There are plenty of stopping points along the roads to take beautiful landscape.....  more »
  • We chose to enter from Grand Lake which seemed less busy than going from Estes Park. Road wasn't as crowded as other parks we've been to which was great. Timed entry ends at 3 we exited the park at....  more »

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