Alpine Visitor Center - Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Posted by: Big B Bob
N 40° 26.453 W 105° 45.271
13T E 436010 N 4476966
Quick Description: Don't pass out at this 11,796 ft above sea level NPS Passport Cancellation Station.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2008 2:33:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM41ET
Rocky Mountain National Park's Alpine Visitor Center is located at 11,796 feet above sea level at Fall River Pass, about two miles north of the highest point on Trail Ridge Road in the U.S. state of Colorado. The Alpine Visitor's Center includes restrooms, a restaurant and an information and gift shop. The visitor center opens around Memorial Day and closes around mid-October due to snow. In mid-summer, the visitor center is also accessible by Fall River Road, which is one-way going up.
The original visitor center building, constructed in 1936, was later remodeled in 1938 and added to in 1965. It was renovated recently in 2000 and 2001. Its rear decks face southeast and offer views of Fall River, and Estes Park and Longs Peak in the distance.
NPS Passport Cancellation Station is located at the front desk as you enter from the front door.
At Fall River Pass at the junction of Trail Ridge and Old Fall River roads
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO U.S.A.
NPS Web Page for this Station: [Web Link]