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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 backcountry 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.
About Kim Lipker
Colorado native Kim Lipker is the author of a Rockies bed-and-breakfast guidebook. Her family travel articles and regular parenting column appear in Rocky Mountain Parent Magazine. She and her family live in the Denver area where she grew up doing most of the hikes featured in this book.