ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
DRIVE TO ALPINE VISITOR CENTER, THE HIGHEST VISITOR CENTER IN THE USA, AND HIKE THE ALPINE RIDGE TRAIL (PRACTICE LEAVE NO TRACE)
BONUS: WANDER THROUGH ESTES PARK AND GRAB A MEAL!Start your adventure by driving to the Alpine Visitor Center, the highest visitor center in the USA! Marvel at the breathtaking mountain views and immerse yourself in the alpine environment. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on the Alpine Ridge Trail, a scenic route that offers panoramic vistas and a chance to connect with the natural beauty of the park! Remember to practice Leave No Trace principles to help preserve this pristine landscape. Afterwards, take some time to wander through the charming town of Estes Park, located at the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. Stroll along the streets, browse the unique shops, and enjoy the inviting atmosphere. Treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the local eateries, savoring the flavors of the region!
ALPINE RIDGE TRAIL INFORMATION:
Distance: 0.6 mile round trip
Duration: ~20 minutes
Elevation change: 162 feet
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