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Address: Trail Ridge Road, Highway 34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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I really liked hiking up this trail but if you are a flat lander make sure you take it slow. There are some great views at the top that makes the huff and puff to the top for this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
Solitare S
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Tipp City, Ohio

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Tipp City, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I really liked hiking up this trail but if you are a flat lander make sure you take it slow. There are some great views at the top that makes the huff and puff to the top for this flat lander worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This was a nice little walk up through the tundra to some interesting rock formations. There are wildflowers to see and plenty of marmots and pikas if you look around for them. There are nice views from here, especially over toward the Lava Cliffs. I don't think I would necessarily make a separate drive to see this trail, but as... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is another stop in RMNP that is amazing with all of the views and scenery. The weather this far up changes rapidly so be prepared for anything. It was sunny and then raining with a 20 degree drop five minutes later. The tundra environment is amazing. The hike isn't too bad, and you can go slow if needed to... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Its windy and cold, but well worth the climb to the top. I am in shape so it wasn't that difficult for me to climb to the top, but others were having to stop. You have to stay on the path for certain parts of the trail and there are rangers that are there to enforce that rule.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Trail ridge road is a great drive. You can see so much of the park from the convenience of your vehicle. But, you have to get out and experience the park. At high elevation, above the tree line, the alpine tundra environment is amazing. There is a clear trail ( please stay on the trail) to walk. Information boards are... More 

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Broomfield, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Rock Cut is at the high point of Trail Ridge Road, so the views are already great. However, the stroll along the paved trails provides vistas above the road giving one a perspective of where they have been driving from and to. This trail definitely goes on the list of the many short trails vacationers should take if they are... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Enjoyed the walk through the tundra. Saw several marmot and a pica. Easy with some elevation to interesting rock formations and beautiful views. Get out and enjoy the walk but please stay off the tundra.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Rock Cut Pull out is a great place to see the elusive Pika as well as marmot. And the chance to see Bighorn sheep which sometimes can be found at the mineral lick here.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

The paved short hike leads to long range mountain views that are comparable to the Swiss Alps. We saw a herd of 75 elk grazing on the mountain meadow across the valley at the base of another mountain. It felt like I was at the top of the world. There were a few voodoo formations that some were climbing for... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

So cool to walk along the alpine tundra! Lots of ground squirrels and such, wildflowers were pretty. If you're on trail ridge road stop and stretch if you can find a place to park!

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