America's Scenic Byways

Trail Ridge Road / Beaver Meadow Road

48 miles - Two hours to drive or a day to visit places along the byway

Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road is America's highest continuously paved road. Overlooks present peaks ranging from 12,000 to over 14,000 feet. Eleven miles of the route roam above tree line in the alpine tundra. Travelers may encounter forms of life and climatic conditions also found at the Arctic Circle.