Ridge Trail Colorado

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Trail Ridge Road is the name for a stretch of U.S. Highway 34 that traverses Rocky Mountain National Park from Estes Park, Colorado in the east to Grand Lake, Colorado in the west.

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Oct 10, 2023
Make sure you know about the timed entry permit system , be prepared to pay $30, and check for road closure ( depending on the time of year). We were visiting at the end of September so we had to b… Full review by itsasmallworld2015
Sep 12, 2023
We did the trail ridge road in the early afternoon once the timed entry period ended. There was still plenty of time to enjoy the views and stop a few places. We went back the next day and explored… Full review by Bobo185
Aug 22, 2023
Each of the pull offs has something else worth seeing along this two-way road--views, lava flows, marmots, picas, alluvial fan views, diverse elevations, and more. Full review by jbwhitehouse

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Construction completed:July, 1932
Construction started:September, 1929

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Hi all! Planning a roadtrip for September 2024. Is this drive doable in a 30ft RV? Also, with the current road trip plan …
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Hi all! Planning a roadtrip for September 2024. Is this drive doable in a 30ft RV? Also, with the current road trip plan we will be there on National Public Lands day (Sept 28th). Will this be a very busy day? Thanks in advance!
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In my opinion yes. It is a two lane road...some tight turns, but i think doable
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Answer by Robert C · Dec 30, 2023
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Hello, We plan on doing the trail ridge road on the 5th and have the ticket for between 9-11am entry. We are staying in …
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Hello, We plan on doing the trail ridge road on the 5th and have the ticket for between 9-11am entry. We are staying in Estes Park. This is the only activity we have planned for the day and will be visiting with 3 year and 6 year old. I had initially only planned to drive up to the Alpine visitor center and turn back but wanted to check if the recommended is to drive all the way to grand lake? Do you take HW 34 or take HW 36 to HW34? If we do the entire drive and also make stops at the scenic lookovers, how much time should be plan for? I see Alpine Ridge trail is a nice easy hike, are there any other short hikes along the way that are recommended? Also, we plan on stopping at the popular overlooks; Forest Canyon, Rainbow Curve, Many Parks Curve etc, Are there stops along the way with waterfalls etc that we can stop along the way? appreciate your feedback in advance. Thnx!
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akshits20 posted his question on the TripAdvisor Colorado travel forum and got details and links about the many overlooks and short trails along Trail Ridge Road, map links, driving …
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akshits20 posted his question on the TripAdvisor Colorado travel forum and got details and links about the many overlooks and short trails along Trail Ridge Road, map links, driving information, and more.
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Did anyone experience trouble getting timed tickets for the day they needed them? I plan to go online the day they are …
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Did anyone experience trouble getting timed tickets for the day they needed them? I plan to go online the day they are available but I’m worried my one day I can go will sell out!
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Yes I tried to get tickets right at 5 PM but they were literally literally sold out within 3 minutes (both my husband and I were logged on the site using our phones, clicking exactly at 5 …
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Yes I tried to get tickets right at 5 PM but they were literally literally sold out within 3 minutes (both my husband and I were logged on the site using our phones, clicking exactly at 5 PM ). I just went there a couple weeks ago but I believe you can go through the fall river road entry without a reservation before 9 AM, and before 5am for the Bear Lake Road entry. good luck!
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