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

Web: 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.
Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road will remain open to bicycles and leashed pets until December 1, re-opening on April 1, except during road maintenance operations and emergency closures as posted.
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.
WHEN TO GO The park is open year-round, but Trail Ridge Road is usually closed from mid-October to Memorial Day.
FIRST-TIME ESSENTIALS Start early to drive the 48-mile Trail Ridge Road.