Catch a Sunset Above Milner Pass

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Added by Calvin Weibel

Take a short walk from Trail Ridge Road on the Continental Divide for a great view of Rocky Mountain National Park in every direction.

This is a great place to be at sunrise or sunset.  Bring a camera & tripod and check the weather ahead of time.

Take Trail Ridge Road all the way to the top and park at the Alpine Visitor Center.  There's a great view from here, but if you're interested in photography I recommend taking the trail southwest to a ridge where there are usually a few small ponds.  Cross the road from the parking lot and you'll find the trail, which leads gently downhill for about 20 minutes.  This is a great way to avoid the crowds on Trail Ridge.  

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