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Forest Canyon Overlook

Trail Ridge Rd., about 14 mi southeast of Alpine visitor center, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1206
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Rocky Mountain High in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park

If you want to get high, I mean, really high! Take Trail Ridge Road to the Alpine Tundra at Rocky... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hvisualc
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Severn, Maryland
Beautiful view!

Loved the views at this stop in RMNP. Trees, mountains, prairie dogs. Just beautiful. A must see... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Angie C
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Yorkville, Illinois
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Trail Ridge Rd., about 14 mi southeast of Alpine visitor center, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to get high, I mean, really high! Take Trail Ridge Road to the Alpine Tundra at Rocky Mountain National Park. The views are breathtaking and you will probably run across a couple of herds of elk. The Forest Canyon Overlook is one...More

Thank hvisualc
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Loved the views at this stop in RMNP. Trees, mountains, prairie dogs. Just beautiful. A must see when in Rocky Mountain National Park!

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Located on Trail Ridge Road, this look out stop provides a great view of Sundance Mountain as well as looking southwest to Terra Tomah Mountain. You can see Forest Lake at the bottom of the canyon

Thank hd452016
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Definitely stop here while driving the Trail Ridge Road. The views are amazing- maybe the best alpine views, even better than at the visitor's center. Keep your eye out for marmots, and maybe big horned sheep on the slopes. Do dress warmly- the wind can...More

Thank RFLivonia
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

One of the better scenic overlooks - great views of the valley, snow on the ridge, views of the road itself.

Thank Dadmanly
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This overlook has incredible views! You will not be dissapointed! In June, it was a wintery wonderland so be careful and wear appropriate shoes!

Thank Ginas418
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

What a view! How can you describe something to beautiful! The clouds kept covering up the tops of the mountains but it just added to the beauty. Trail ridge road was closed so that was as far as we could go, and the snow was...More

1  Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 22 November 2016

If you are on Trail Ridge Road and want to stop and take some picks of the wonderful drive of the canyon you see from your car, you can stop here and do just that. Otherwise, the views are almost the same along the drive...More

2  Thank magicmomentfamily
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is one of the must stops along the road in RMNP. Wide, scenic views of the mountains go for miles and miles around in all directions. It can get crowded, but its worth it to stop and just take everything in that there is...More

1  Thank DM_1278
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The trail ridge road has got multiple beautiful stops. I would highly recommend stopping at this spot because it gives a very wide angle view of the park. Must must get out the car and walk here.

Thank Rohaan9
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