Hike the Parks: Rocky Mountain National Park: Best Day Hikes, Walks, and Sights

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Rocky Mountain National Park is certainly one of the most magnificent parks in the system. Perhaps the best way to really see the park is to hike it. This handy little (4×7 inch) guide has excellent information on 35 different hikes.

It starts with an overview map of the park, followed by a quick-view guide of the hikes. This section lists the distance, elevation gain, highest point, and difficulty for each hike. The next section discusses the park, its human history, flora and fauna, and must-see sights and activities. Then it covers planning one’s trip, covering weather, when to visit, campgrounds, park rules and regulations, and safety.

A short section on how to use the guide is followed by sections on the individual hikes. Each of these repeats the information from the quick guide as well as what type of surface the trail has, what maps cover it, GPS coordinates, and notes. There is a map specific to that trail and how to get there. Then there is a good write-up and color photo of what one might see. This is a terrific hiking guide, well written and complete.

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Author Brendan Leonard
Star Count 5/5
Format Mass
Page Count 238 pages
Publisher Mountaineers Books
Publish Date 01-May-2021
ISBN 9781680512984 Buy this Book
Issue August 2021
Category Sports & Outdoors