The Essential Guide

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If you are heading to Rocky Mountain National Park, you'll definitely want to get your hands on this hiking guide. Written by an avid outdoorsman who has spent the last 15 years hiking every trail in the park, this guide covers everything you need to know to have a safe and amazing experience in one of our nation's most beautiful national parks. This guide covers nearly 200 miles of trail from marshland to alpine tundra. Each trail in the book is progressively more difficult making it easy to find the hiking trails which match your fitness level. The hikes are accompanied by large full-color photos, easy to read custom maps, elevation profile graphs and engaging descriptions, as if you were being shown around by the author. He highlights what to look for, when is the best time to go, safety considerations of each hike and wildlife you might encounter on the way. With nearly 100 pages of introductory material, you are introduced to everything you need to know to have a fun, safe and informed time in the Rocky Mountains. You'll find quick stats about each location at the back of the book and a full index making it easy to find the information you are looking for. Hikes are categorized by difficulty level and are color coded with color tabs on the outside of the book. You'll be hard pressed to find another hiking guide of this quality.