Trail Ridge Road


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Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road

Address:c/o Rocky Mountain National Park
1000 Highway 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone:970-586-1206
Web: www.nps.gov/romo/ Description:Winding through the forests and mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road is one of the most spectacular drives in the United States. Various overlooks offer views of wooded valleys, mountain peaks, a stunning array of wildflowers, and arctic climatic conditions. At 10,758-foot Milner Pass, the byway meets the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, which ranges 3,100 miles from the Canada-Montana border to the Mexico-New Mexico border. The national park includes more than 350 miles of trails for hikers and backpackers of all skill levels.
Legth: 48 miles. Start/Endpoint: Byway generally follows US 34 from Estes Park to Grand Lake, Colorado. Time to Allow: 2 hours. Designation/Year: All-American Road (1996).

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Trail Ridge Road is not designed to be an all season road with 11 miles above 11,500 feet and few guard rails and no shoulder.
If you drive Trail Ridge Road on a summer afternoon, you might think all 3 million annual visitors are on the two-lane highway at one time.
It has 355 miles of trails to explore and you can camp, climb, fish, ride a horse or just take in the view from the comfort of your car along the stunning Trail Ridge Road.
Trail Ridge Road on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park is open to the Colorado River Trailhead.
A "highway to the sky" and the "highest paved road in the world," Rocky Mountain National Park's Trail Ridge Road has been called many things.