Trail Ridge Road (or US highway 34) is a 48 mile stretch of road running over the Rocky Mountains connecting Grand Lake and Estes Park Colorado. Since its inception in the early 1930’s the road has been enticing those brave enough to drive up the winding path with magnificent views and the chance to explore the tundra enviroment.
I stumbled upon Trail Ridge Road during my solo trip to Colorado earlier this spring. This was the perfect break from hiking on a beautiful sunny day. Over 11 miles of Trail Ridge Road is above the tree line meaning little things like aspen and pine trees don’t block the views. I started the trail on the Estes Park side and given the favorable road conditions, I ventured the entire length into Grand Lake. After a short lunch I drove the entire road back to Estes Park.