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Designated a National Scenic Byway

Length: 48 miles
Driving time: 2 hours.
Open: Closed in Winter

Trail Ridge Rocky MT Itinerary

Soaring to an elevation of 12,183 feet, Trail Ridge Road seems to leave the earth behind. It slices through the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park, entering a world of rare alpine beauty. Distant peaks loom in all directions, while fragrant wildflowers blanket the tundra in mid-summer. Higher than any paved through-road in the country, this cliff-hugging highway is as impressive for its engineering as for its stunning vistas. You can’t find a road like this one anywhere outside of Colorado.

Main Towns: Estes Park, Grand Lake, Granby

Features Include:

  • Numerous overlooks and short hiking trails
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Visitor Center at Fall River Pass
  • Fall River Visitors Center
  • Open from about Memorial day through mid-October
  • Highest continuously paved through road in North America
  • Beaver Meadows Visitor Center – Natl Historic Landmark


Wild Life &  Nature: White-tailed ptarmigan, elk, big horn sheep, deer
Late July is a wildflower blooming paradise with alpine sunflower, alpine, and forget-me-nots.