• Alpine Visitor Center, Rocky Mountain NP - Estes Park, Colorado

      Photo by Peter Thody
      Situated close to the highest point along Trail Ridge Road (12,183 ft), the Alpine Visitor Center offers sensational views. Look out from the terrace area and you may spot elk grazing in the valley below. Or, if you're feeling up to it, there's a short trail that will take you to an elevation of 12,005 ft for wide open views to distant snow-capped mountains. Weather conditions permitting, the center is open daily from the end of May to mid-October; services include food, restrooms, store and ranger-led walks.

      If you go:
      Don't be surprised if you get a little out breath; if you think you're suffering the effects of altitude sickness, make your way back down to a lower level.


      Old Fall River Road
      Junction of Old Fall River Road and Trail Ridge Road
      Estes Park, Colorado 80517 USA

      Mailing address:
      Rocky Mountain National Park
      1000 Highway 36
      Estes Park, CO 80517 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (970) 586-1206