Tundra World Toll Memorial Trail (aka Tundra Communities Trail) is an out-and-back, one-mile hike across alpine tundra meadows off Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. The 0.5-mile trail, also called Toll Memorial Trail and Tundra Nature Trail, explores the land above the trees. Summer, the best time to hike the short trail, offers an explosion of delicate wildflowers, including Indian paintbrush, alpine sunflowers, alpine avens, bistort, and forget-me-nots. The wheelchair-accessible trail, beginning at 12,110 feet and climbing to 12,304 feet, crosses open tundra, a high land of extreme wind, cold, snow, and a short growing season. Points of interest along the trail are the Mushroom Rocks, viewpoints of Longs Peak and the Continental Divide, wildlife including elk and marmots, and the Toll Memorial at the end of the trail.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
–Stewart M. Green