Trail Ridge Road

This is the view from the top of Trail Ridge Road. The road is the highest continuous paved road in North America and takes you through Rocky Mountain National Park from Estes Park on the eastern side to Grand Lake on the western side of the park. Trail Ridge Road is now closed for the season due to snow pack and will remain closed until late spring or early summer. Trail Ridge crosses the Continental Divide and reaches a high elevation of 12,183 ft. above sea level. If you never have been to Rocky Mountain National Park this is one road you have to drive at least once.

Trail Ridge Road
Trail Ridge Road – Click to Enlarge
  • Wonderful landscape Rick. I love that Park in all of it’s majesty.

  • Great drama in this image, Rick. Perfect!

  • Beautiful image Rick. I need to come visit šŸ™‚

  • Does this mean you are a member of the 14ers club? I worked with a guy that made this his goal and has since scaled several mountains in the Rockies that are 14k+ tall.

    • No, Chris, Trail Ridge is only 12K ft. You can drive to the top of Mt. Evans or Pikes Peak which are 14K+ ft mountains and walk the small distance to the top and be in the 14er club šŸ™‚

  • That’s a high road. A nice end of one season, beginning of the next here with the warm colours of Fall and the dusting of winter snow contrasting with each other.

  • So awesome to see snow this time of year. Beautiful shot.