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.
Author: Stewart M. Green
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2018-05-01
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.
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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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.
Featuring 24 hikes within an hour's drive of Fort Collins, Best Easy Day Hikes Fort Collins is an essential hiking companion for anyone exploring this area known for its sunny days and outdoor adventures. Scramble up the granite summit of Horsetooth Mountain, watch the birds along the Poudre River on the Cottonwood Loop, or ascend the Black Powder Trail into a beautiful mountain valley. Each hike includes concise descriptions, GPS coordinates, and detailed maps. Look inside for: Casual hikes to full-day adventures Hikes for everyone, including families mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps Trail Finder for best hikes for vistas, for river lovers, for rock features, and for easiest access GPS coordinates
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.
Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure Incredible wildlife, stunning glaciers and waterfalls, and unforgettable adventure awaits you in Moon Rocky Mountain National Park. Moon Rocky Mountain National Park features: Itineraries for every timeline and budget, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip, including: Family Fun, Day Hikes, Winter Adventures, and Gaga for Glaciers Strategies for getting to Rocky Mountain National Park, avoiding crowds, and exploring its less-visited areas In-depth chapters on each region of the park, including Bear Lake and the East Side, Longs Peak and Wild Basin, Trail Ridge Road, Kawuneeche Valley, and Lumpy Ridge and the Mummy Range Coverage of gateway cities and towns, including Estes Park, Grand Lake, and Arapaho National Recreation Area Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout Expert tips for travelers looking to go hiking, biking, skiing, and more, plus essential packing and health and safety information Detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps and backpacking options The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Hike the dramatic glacier-formed gorges to find jaw-dropping waterfalls, and spot elk, moose, and bighorn sheep along the way. Join in on a summertime ranger program, snowshoe to a ghost town in the winter, or catch the annual Perseid meteor shower in August. Take an adventurous Rocky Mountain driving or cycling tour, or try your hand at rock climbing or fishing. Set up camp for a night under the stars, and wake up early for the spectacular sunrise Valuable insight from seasoned explorer and Rocky Mountain expert Erin English Honest advice on when to go and where to stay inside and outside the park, including campgrounds, guest ranches, cabins, and resorts Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history Exploring more of North America's national parks? Try Moon Zion & Bryce, Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton, or Moon Grand Canyon. Staying in Colorado? Try Moon Colorado or Moon Denver.
The Best Easy Day Hikes series are handy, pocket-size guides for day hikers in America's most popular outdoor destinations. Each guide describes approximately 20-30 easy-to-follow, scenic trails in and around national parks, cities and urban areas, and popular outdoor destinations across America. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, these guidebooks are for everyone, including families.
Author: Randy Johnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2010-03-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty-two easy-to-follow hikes in America’s most popular national park, home to one of the most pristine ecosystems on the East Coast. Featured walks lead to stunning scenery, from waterfalls and wildflowers to historic and interpretive sites, as well as spectacular views. Look inside for: • Thirty-minute strolls to full-day adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • Trail Finder for best hikes for backpackers, waterfalls, history buffs, children, or great views • GPS coordinates
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.
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.