Tundra World / Toll Memorial
Rocky Mountain National Park is such a treasured resource that it has been designated an International Biosphere Reserve. The park is visited by more than 3 million people every year. Famed Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous highway in the nation, reaches heights of 12,183 feet. Six miles east of the Alpine Visitor Center is the site of the Tundra World Trail—a window into an ecosystem equivalent to going to the Arctic Circle. Hiking at this altitude is not for everyone. But for those who choose to trek here, a unique half-mile paved walk starts from the parking lot at Rock Cut. Without harming the fragile, slow-to-recover tundra, you can admire several dozen miniature wildflowers along the short Tundra World Trail. Since the growing season high above treeline here is short, a mid-July visit is your best bet. Wildflower alert: Blooming tundra on every side.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Estes Park|
|Season||Bloom is late June to July|
|Top Elevation||12,310 ft|
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