• Start in Estes Park at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and watch a 20-minute film on the park (show times are on the hour and a half throughout the day.) Get oriented with the topographical relief map of the park and get ranger suggestions about park activities. Purchase books, gifts, or reserve backcountry camping sites. Handicapped accessible and family restrooms are available.
     
  • Follow Trail Ridge Road, North America’s Highest Continuous Paved Road, and stop along the way at Many Parks Curve, Rainbow Curve Overlook – more than two vertical miles above sea level, and Forest Canyon Overlook where a five minute walk leads to spectacular panoramas of the canyons and lakes. Also, take in Rock Cut Overview, the roof of the Rocky Mountains at 12,110 feet, and stop at the Alpine Visitors Center to go for a ranger-led walk in the Land Above the Trees. See exhibits on the alpine tundra, purchase books and gifts. Accessible restrooms and vault toilets are available.
     
  • Continue on to Medicine Bow Curve and Far View Curve.
     
  • Stop at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center near Grand Lake and take a walk with a ranger. Learn about the Colorado River and its people. Buy a book or reserve backcountry camping sites. Handicapped accessible restrooms are available.
     
  • End at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center