Trail Ridge road.

Estes Park, CO, US

Route Overview

LOCO Bike Guide

Free Northern Colorado guide service

52 mi.
6,286 ft.

Colorado has climbs that belong on every cyclist's bucket list and Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is my favorite. Park at the Visitor center or Safeway Shopping center near the intersection of US 34 and US 36 on the east side of Estes Park. Exit the parking lot on the east side and loop past the Historic Stanley Hotel on Steamer Drive and Steamer Pkwy before turning right (west) onto Wonderview Ave (US 34). At mile 11.5 turn right into Hidden Valley where you can get water and take a bathroom break. You can get food, drink and shelter at the alpine Visitor center (mile 26.9) which is also you turn around point. You will want to get an early start for this ride so you can be back down off the top before the afternoon storms hit. On the Descent continue strait on US 36 at Deer Ridge Junction.

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