Trail Ridge Road
On the last day of a ride from Seattle, Washington to Boulder (July 1994), I left my camp on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park and climbed up and over Trail Ridge Road.  The top of Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the US, is at 12,185 feet (3700 meters).  I'd started about 7 AM and crested the summit at about 10AM.  It was still calm and there were no clouds.  In July it is always windy, with deadly thunderstorms threatening to strike every day by one or two PM.  I ate lunch on the top and began my descent.  I stopped at this pull out near the top to get a picture.  The town of Estes Park is past the meadow in the center and through the gorge, beyond the hill.  I was home, in Boulder, by three PM that afternoon.  What a ride!!  Ya Hoooo!!  Ah-ooooooooh!  "I'm the king of the world!"

Trail Ridge Road
Yee-ha!!

Trail Ridge Road Summit
At the summit, 12,185 feet (3700m).




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