The road, with 11 miles of pavement above tree line, climbs from about 7,800 feet at Park Headquarters to more than 12,000 feet at the summit. On a trip up Trail Ridge Road, bikers will have spectacular views, endure intense climbs and experience an incredibly rewarding day. The destination also features innumerable mountain biking trails, and several backcountry trips and road bike options to suit every kind of cyclist.
In addition to cycling, many athletes and outdoor enthusiasts travel to Estes Park to complete altitude training - which tests an individual's strength, endurance and observation skills - for various sports including triathlons and trail running. There are even renowned camps led by world-class athletes on these and several other sports.