Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park

4.9
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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  • This is a great and scenic drive... but don't ever go on the 4th of July. Traffic was backed up for miles. I think they should limit the number of park visitors, perhaps by charging more on peak...  more »
  • An absolute must if you're in the area. A beautiful drive unlike any other. Great views all the way up. Definitely take your time and stop at as many viewpoints as you can. Start early to avoid...  more »
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