A Natural History of Trail Ridge Road: Rocky Mountain National Park's Highway to the Sky - Amy Law

A Natural History of Trail Ridge Road: Rocky Mountain National Park's Highway to the Sky

By Amy Law

  • Release Date: 2015-03-16
  • Genre: United States
  • Size: 6.84 MB

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Constructed from 1929 to 1932 and opened to tourists and drivers the following year, Trail Ridge Road earned immediate inclusion among the scenic wonders of the world. The new path through the park followed the ancient trail across Tombstone Ridge and offered visitors breathtaking views and a privileged glimpse at unique ecosystems. Today, Trail Ridge Road endures as a truly otherworldly place. It is the country's highest continuous paved road, peaking at over twelve thousand feet and running forty-eight miles. Join author Amy Law on a tour across the Continental Divide and through the history of Colorado's most famous byway.

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