Best Hikes Rocky Mountain National Park includes concise descriptions, full-color photos, GPS coordinates, and detailed maps to the best hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, from family-friend strolls to popular vistas to hillier wooded pathways.
Twenty of the best hikes near Estes Park, ColoradoThe Best Estes Park Hikes continues the series of best-selling pack guides published by CMC Press. The trails range from short, scenic, and wheelchair-accessible hikes near Estes Park to moderately difficult and even seriously challenging adventures.This fit-in-your-pocket guide will take you from the summit of Twin Sisters Peak, at 11,428 feet - with great walking through fragrant pine forests - to the gently meandering paved trail around Lake Estes, which affords panoramic views of Long's Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park's most famous landmark.With this guide, you will have the opportunity to sample wild raspberries along moderate trails crossed by rushing mountain streams, marvel at butterscotch-scented Ponderosa pines, and test your legs and endurance on a 13-mile loop through fir and pine forests. You will linger for lunch at Gem Lake, ponder the lives of early explorers and homesteaders at Homestead Meadows, soothe your feet in cold mountain streams, and survey your surroundings with a trek to the 11,000-foot Estes Cone.In addition to detailed comments, route descriptions, and directions, each of the 20 hikes contains a map segment, elevation gain, difficulty rating, estimated time of the hike, round-trip distance, and nearest landmark.
Rocky Mountain National Park is the living showcase of the grandeur of the Rockies, with elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the valleys to 14,259 feet at the top of Longs Peak. The park draws 3 million visitors per year with countless outdoor experiences and adventures. Choosing the best day and overnight hikes from the 359 miles of hiking trails and 200 back-country sites is a major mission. Get on the trail faster with the confidence that you've made the right choice by referencing Day & Overnight Hikes Rocky Mountain National Park. Whether you're out to see the elk rut in autumn, the summer blooms on the hillside, the thundering falls in spring, or the white-blanketed calm of the forest in winter, author Kim Lipker has your mission accomplished. Both the west, Grand Lake side and the east, Estes Park side of the park are featured. This guide includes original GPS-based trail maps, detailed trail descriptions, overnight camping recommendations, trail guides suitable for different experience levels, and more.
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Author: Lisa Gollin Evans
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Release Date: 1998
This easy-to-use guide is filled with terrific ideas for dozens of activities families can experience in Rocky Mountain National Park. More than 50 hikes and walks are included, along with information on perfect picnic sites, secluded fishing holes, great places for mountain biking and rock climbing, and opportunities for horseback riding and rafting. 60 photos. 36 maps.
Best Easy Day Hikes Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks features concise descriptions and easy-to-folow maps for twenty-eight short hikes through some of the most spectacular scenery in this natural wonderland. Look inside for:* Half-hour strolls to full-day adventures* Hikes for everyone, including families* Hikes ranked from easiest to most challenging* GPS coordinates for all trailheads
Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Teton National Park includes concise descriptions to the best short hikes in the park. With detailed maps of the routes and thorough descriptions of the hikes, this book is perfect for families and individuals looking to explore one of America’s best parks.
Author: Stewart M. Green
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2011-05-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Best Easy Day Hikes Colorado Springs includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty-five easy-to-follow hikes on the high plains as well as in the mountains near town. From renowned Garden of the Gods to secluded Mueller State Park, these hikes, most less than 5 miles long, will fuel your Rocky Mountain hiking fever. Look inside for: • 30-minute strolls to half-day adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • Trail Finder for best hikes with children, views, waterfalls, and wildlife • GPS coordinates
First published in 1993, a totally revised, re-designed edition adds new features, updates trail access information, and brings hikers up-to-date on park policies. Colorado's most visited and accessible National Park has visitors who are both experienced and new to the outdoors. This guide is for all who want to sample the great natural beauty this park has to offer. Original.
Author: Lisa Foster
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation
This guidebook is the most comprehensive and accurate hiking resource ever created for Rocky Mountain National Park, with 440 destinations in and near the park (including all of the park's 400 named features), descriptions opf every trail in RMNP, detailed maps, and full-color photos. From fun family hikes to hearty mountaineering, this book has something for everyone.