Estes Park, CO
Rock Cut is the highest trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park and one of the busiest. Thousands of people walking on embattled tundra plants would damage them significantly. Therefore, in this Tundra Protection Zone, stay on the paved Tundra World Trail. The best diversity of tundra plants along the trail occurs at the trailhead, the most sheltered place for low-angle, tripod-using, wait-for-the-miserable-wind-to-quit photography of flowers. Typical of this area are some larger tundra species: purple fringe, sky pilot, bistort, and alpine sunflower. Highlights: Alpine plants, Mushroom Rocks, Toll Memorial peak finder.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Estes Park|
|Skill Level||Easy to moderate|
|Season||Best summer and fall|
|Trailhead Elevation||12,110 ft|
|Top Elevation||12,310 ft|
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