Trail Ridge Rd to Grand Lake Ent.

From May 28 through October 11, 2021, visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park will need a timed entry permit AND an entrance pass to recreate in the park.

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Trail Ridge Rd East, Forest Canyon Overlook, RMNP, CO.
Forest Canyon – Trail Ridge Rd East


  • East Trail Ridge:
  • Scenic vistasBeaver Ponds: Reflections of peaks in the ponds.
  • Scenic vistasRock Cut: Rock formations in the foreground with the peaks, lakes and glaciers across Forest Canyon in the background.
  • West Trail Ridge:
  • WildlifeTimber Creek Campground
  • FlowersWaterfallsWildlifeScenic vistasMultiple TH’s leading to outstanding backcountry photo ops.
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Trail Ridge Road East

From Deer Ridge Jct to the Alpine Visitors Center America's Byway

Fall colors from Trail Ridge Rd

How to get there:

Deer Ridge Junction can be reached from either the Fall River entrance or the Beaver Meadows entrance to the park.

  • I-25/I-70 to Deer Ridge Jct
  • 68 miles
  • 1 hr 40 mins
  • GPS
  • Deer Ridge Jct US36/US34
  • 40.3871 -105.6108

In General:

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  • Length: 17 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 45 mins

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Trail Ridge Road West

From the Alpine Visitor’s Center to the Grand Lake Entrance America's Byway

Indian Paintbrush along Trail Ridge Road.

How to get there:

The route begins at the entrance to the Alpine Visitor’s Center on Trail Ridge Rd in Rocky Mountain Ntl Park.

  • From I-25/I-70 to AVC via US36
  • 85 miles 2 hr 10 mins
  • GPS Alpine Visitor Center
  • 40.4415 -105.7557

In General: CampgroundFishing Availablepets on leash

Fee InfoRoad StatusFree Shuttles

  • Length: 24 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 1 hour

Pets on a leash along roadsides and in campgrounds ONLY. Pets and bicycles are not allowed on trails or elsewhere in the park.

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