Trail Ridge Road 

Your Guide to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

07/22/2022 | by Lyles Armour | Rocky Mountain National Park

If you’re traveling to Rocky Mountain National Park for the first time, exploring the expansive mountain ranges and sights may be overwhelming. Luckily, there’s a way to take in all the breathtaking views without having to take on the hiking trails. Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is 48 miles of panoramic views of everything the park has to offer. The high continual highway also provides stops for scenic viewpoints complete with accommodating parking. Discover our favorite stops on Trail Ridge Road and the visitor centers within the park!

 

Farview Curve

Kawnueeche Valley and the Never Summer Range are at your fingertips at the Farview Curve Viewpoint. This overlook is perfect for making a stop to see beautiful views of canyons and the Continental Divide. Make sure to enter through the Grand Lake Entrance to access this viewpoint!

 

Medicine Bow Overlook

Located up 11,660 feet in elevation, Medicine Bow Overlook has a variety of beautiful sights. From the Medicine Bow Mountains, and views of Wyoming, to the Cache la Poudre River, there are a lot of views waiting for you in this northern spot of Rocky Mountain National Park.

 

Rainbow Curve

Rainbow Curve lives up to its name with the frequent rainbows that arch over the scenery after occasional rain passes by. This stop also has a variety of views when exploring it, including Deer Mountain, the Alluvial Fan, and the Mummy Mountain range.

 

Gore Range

The Gore Range Overlook is home to views of the highest peaks within the park. You will be able to see panoramic sights of the Never Summer Mountains, and of course, the Gore Range. It resides over the tree line, providing one of the most unique looks in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Visitors Centers

Not only do the visitor centers within the park provide an opportunity for a quick break but provide in-depth education about the historic park. Stop in and view topographical maps, exhibits, and videos.

 

Stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts

After hitting exploring Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, come back to Rocky Mountain Resorts to rest and relax. Our Estes Park lodging options range from cozy cabins and cottages to spacious condos and vacation homes. Discover cabins with a private hot tub or for indoor relaxation, cozy rentals with a fireplace. Either way, we will keep you comfortable this summer while you enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Colorado mountain life with all the convenient amenities of home with a stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts.

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