The drive that encompasses Estes Park to Alpine Ridge Visitor's Center Hike, Colorado River Trailhead, and to Grand Lake
Distance 78.2 km
This drive covers the entire day's driving route. First, from Estes Park to the Apline Ridge Visitor's Center for the Alpine Ridge Trail. Second, to the Colorado River Trailhead for either Shipler's Cabin or Lulu City hikes. Lastly, to Grand Lake for your night's accommodation.
Fuel up your car in Estes as there will be no gas until Grand Lake.
Trail Ridge Road is stunning, but there are a few dangers to be aware of.
- Elk and other wildlife will often cross the road, oblivious of cars
- Other drives may drive distracted with the surrounding views. Drive defensively and always be aware.
- Bikers sometimes take up space on the shoulder. Pass with care.
- There are sections without guardrails leading to steep drops. Again, drive aware.
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