While staying in Granby, Colorado at River Run RV Resort, we took a ride through Rocky Mountain National Park via Trail Ridge Road! Lucille (our 2017 Indian Roadmaster) was happy and we were amazed by the awesome views!

At that time, the Rocky Mountain National Park timed entry system was a requirement to enter the park (along with your National Parks Pass). This system is currently still in effect, so be sure to check the website for details.

Our ride started in Granby and took us through Grand Lake and into the park. Trail Ridge Road covers the 48 miles between Estes Park on the park's east side and Grand Lake on the west and is the highest, continually paved road in the US. The first portion of our ride was mostly the fire-damaged areas of the park (from the East Troublesome Fire of 2020) but we quickly got passed the damage and into the lush green landscape.

Be prepared…This route climbs up in elevation pretty quickly – travelers climb some 4,000 feet in a matter of minutes and altitude sickness can happen! It also gets much cooler as you climb up, so wear layers.

As we headed east toward Estes Park, we passed many trailheads for the hundreds of miles of hiking trails in the park. We even crossed over the Great Continental Divide.

This ride was amazing for us and would be a great drive in your car or truck as well. There are plenty of pull-offs where you can stop and take pictures, stretch your legs, and even a couple of restroom locations.

This National Park is often described as one of the best places to visit in Colorado and we can see why!

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