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Alpine Visitor Center

Trail Ridge Rd., 22 mi from the Beaver Meadows entrance station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1206
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As with any mountain pass, when you get to the top it all looks similar and can be quite cold and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
542bernadettew
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Blaine, Minnesota
Crowded and Windy

Being the only place along the road to get some food, this visitor center is crowded. Unless... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
lord-xeon
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NYC
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Trail Ridge Rd., 22 mi from the Beaver Meadows entrance station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As with any mountain pass, when you get to the top it all looks similar and can be quite cold and windy. This one has a bit more to offer when you can see other mountains in the distance. It is a nice stop.

Thank 542bernadettew
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Being the only place along the road to get some food, this visitor center is crowded. Unless you're there early in the day, or late in the afternoon, expect to not find a parking spot on your first go through of the lot. Usually, the...More

Thank lord-xeon
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Today was the last day that the visitor center is open for 2017! Hiked up to the top. Yes, was was difficult to breathe and the wind was very gusty!

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Really, it's cold up at 12,000 ft 2 days after it snows. It's a smaller visitors center due to space on the mountain top. There's a trail that goes up about 300 ft to a nearby peak that is a bit challenging with the altitude...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This was by far the best if the Parks visitors Centers. It had some nice local crafts as well as you typical souvenirs, shirts and hats. The views from this area are fantastic. If the road is open take the Old Falls Road.

Thank Rogerm213
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This visitor center has a nice observation deck. From there we were able to view a large herd of elk on the move up the mountain.

Thank gawildcats
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This was our 2nd trip to the park and and this visitor center, the best in the park. If your timing is right, you will see elk near the top of the mountain along with snow. Parking is an issue at busy times, but please...More

Thank Yankee33
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We came upon this center after driving up old fall road. It has all the services that you need and want from a national park visitor center - nice gift shop, toilets, and a cafe as well as information on nearby attractions

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Denver and drive from there to the Park. We left around 10am and arrived a little before 1pm. We stop at Rainbow Curve, Forest Canyon Overlook, Rock Cut, and the Alpine Visitor Center. We found enough bathrooms along the way. We...More

Thank rahymapadron
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Great stop along our long day driving through the park. Bathrooms, visitors center and gift shop/café next door. The visitors center has great educational animal exhibits! The views are amazing. Dress warm as it is REALLY cold and windy up there.

Thank Katie L
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ovi82ovi
30 August 2016|
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Response from Beachbum101sos | Reviewed this property |
Yes.. Basic stuff
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DebbieMorse
19 September 2015|
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Response from Wayne R |
Depending on the traffic it can be less than an 1/2 hour.
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