The Best Rocky Mountain National Park Hikes

The Best Rocky Mountain National Park Hikes

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by the CMC Shining Mountains Group, with Ward Luthi

  • Hikes chosen and reported on by experienced members of the Colorado Mountain Club
  • A full range of hikes, from family- and wheelchair-friendly to challenging and strenuous options for hardier trekkers
  • Fits in your pocket or daypack and features color photos and maps throughout the book

The Best Rocky Mountain National Park Hikes is a great addition to the Colorado Mountain Club’s very popular pack guide series. The 20 hikes comprise an enticing mix of easy, wheelchair-friendly; to moderate; to “shouldn’t we be roping up now?” trails.

Short and simple trails will bring hikers to beaver dams, mountain blueberries, and the autumn symphony of bugling elk. More demanding trails bring hikers to the summit of Flattop Mountain and the opportunity to summit the Park’s icon—Longs Peak, standing tall at 14,255 feet.

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.