Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Ridge Road, famous for being the highest continuously paved highway in the United States, is an invigorating 40-mile drive. It takes you up and over the Rocky Mountains, linking the towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake. It offers spectacular views from exhilarating heights and fresh high-mountain air.
So hit the road and head for Colorado with Travel Audios’ park-approved 90-minute audio tour. Traveling from east to west, this guided tour begins near the town of Estes Park and climbs to an elevation of 12,183 feet before taking you down to the town of Grand Lake, where the tour concludes. Your views will be of verdant valleys and meadowlands, majestic mountain peaks, canyons cut by glaciers, and delicate alpine tundra. With a watchful eye, you are sure to see many of the park’s abundant birds and wildlife.
Throughout the tour, you’ll hear fascinating facts and stories from an impressive group of knowledgeable Park Rangers. They’ll describe the geological forces that created the park’s diverse landscape and stunning scenery. They’ll talk about life zones, forests, fires, and fragile plant communities. You’ll hear about the park’s numerous birds and wildlife, and, of course, its mascot: the Bighorn Sheep. And they’ll paint a clear picture of the park’s cultural history and bring to life the colorful characters who influenced the development of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Professionally narrated and loaded with great music and nature sounds (recorded on location) this tour is as entertaining as it is educational. You’ll receive a complimentary map at the Park’s entrance station if you wish to follow along.
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"Park lovers will enjoy this series, which has been approved by each of the parks covered. The tours are narrated by local rangers and Native Americans and include personal stories, with music and nature sounds recorded on location." (TravelMuse.com)
I can't tell you how much we enjoyed this guide during our recent trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. Although the Trail Ridge road includes plenty of stops that include information about the area, this audio guide went way beyond simply pointing out scenery highlights. It includes interviews with park rangers, historical accounts of events that impacted the park (how a fire forever moved a tree line, for example) and sounds to support a particular topic. It is clear from the thorough, professional quality of this guide that quite a bit of research went into its creation. The pacing was good and each stop is planned out to the point that we never felt rushed to keep up with the narration or felt that it was too slow. I can't imagine anyone driving the Trail Ridge road without this audio guide.
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