Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Pocket Guide is a condensed version of The Essential Guide. It contains 20 of the most popular hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park and is designed for those who have only a few days to explore this amazing place. It was released in May of 2019 and incorporates the very latest park information. It also comes with a companion website that will keep you up-to-date on everything you need to know.
Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Pocket Guide was written to provide weekend hikers or those on a brief visit with the most accurate and up-to-date information. The goal of the guide is to help you have the most amazing wilderness experience possible. It informs and educates everyone, regardless of fitness level or goals, about what to expect, how to prepare and what to know in order to stay safe while also respecting this fragile environment.
Whether you are looking for a gentle stroll with young children or planning to push your limits, this hiking book has it all. It guides you on 20 of the must see hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. It takes a unique approach and organizes the hikes by difficulty level rather than by geographical location. It begins with the easiest hike and progresses to the most difficult. The hikes are divided into four levels of difficulty which are color coded making the sections easy to find: Accessible, Easy, Moderate and Strenuous.
There are over 40 pages of preparatory information to bring you up to speed on everything you should know before venturing into the mountains. Topics covered include:
- What to pack
- What to wear
- Encountering wildlife
- What to do if you are lost
- Understanding mountain weather
- And much more...
Enjoy over 20 custom-made topographical maps that clearly mark the trail and identify waypoints you will encounter along the way. These maps are designed to be easily be readable even by those with colorblindness.