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:: Day and Overnight Hikes: Rocky Mountain National Park, 2nd edition
Day and Overnight Hikes: Rocky Mountain National Park, 2nd edition
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
Kim Lipker grew up in Colorado loving the outdoors from an early age. She is the author of four books for Menasha Ridge Press,
60 Hikes with 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder, Day & Overnight Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, Smart & Savvy Hiking: What Every Woman Needs to Know on the Trail. and The Best in Tent Camping: Colorado
(with Johnny Molloy). She also wrote
The Unofficial Guide to Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns in the Rockies (Hungry Minds).
In addition to writing books, Kim writes a regular parenting column and other features for Rocky Mountain Parent Magazine. For the Web site Away.com, she contributes features, ratings, and reviews covering parks, active sports, and outdoor adventures in the Rocky Mountains and Hawaii.
Considered an expert on the Rocky Mountains by her guidebook peers, Kim has been at the writing thing for a while, having had her first news article published at age 12 and later earning a journalism degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia.
Kim lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her three children, Anna, Alex, and Emma. For more information on her upcoming projects, visit her blog at trekalong.com/lipker.
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