Rocky Mountain Ramble

This drive traverses a northern Colorado landscape once trod only by hooves, paws, Indian moccasins, and trappers' boots.

  from The Most Scenic Drives in America

Length: About 110 miles.

When to go: Trail Ridge Road is open May to October, weather permitting; other roads are open year-round.

Fuel and lodging: No fuel or indoor overnight accommodations are available in the park.

Words to the wise: Beware of lightning along Trail Ridge Road.

Nearby attractions: Bear Lake Road and Moraine Park (in Rocky Mountain National Park).

Visitor centers: Alpine, Estes Park, Beaver Meadows, Kawuneeche.

Further information: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO 80517; tel. 970-586-1206,

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