During the months prior to our visit to Rocky Mountain National Park we watched the webcam that sits above the observation deck at Alpine Visitor Center. After several late spring snows we could only see a wall of white but as the snow began to melt we could make out some scenery beyond the observation deck. Luckily, the snow melted and Trail Ridge Road opened just two weeks before our trip allowing us to experience the beautiful views from the deck in person.
|Alpine Visitor Center Sign|
|Fall River Cirque|
|Fall River Road|
|Ponds created by snow melts|
The visitor center offers more than extraordinary views. It houses the only restaurant in RMNP, a bookstore, gift shop, snack bar and restrooms.
|Its not a fourteener but you can take a short hike up to 12,005 feet from the visitor center|