Frommer's Rocky Mountain National Park

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Frommer's Rocky Mountain National Park offers the very best practical information and candid tips to ensure a terrific visit to the park, whether you are just passing through for a few hours or spending a few weeks. Seasoned travel writers Don and Barbara Laine offer the best hikes in the park for all levels, from an easy walk through the wildflowers, pines and fir trees of the Emerald Lake Trail to the strenuous East Longs Peak Trail, which climbs about 5,000 feet. The authors also cover a range of other ...
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Overview

Frommer's Rocky Mountain National Park offers the very best practical information and candid tips to ensure a terrific visit to the park, whether you are just passing through for a few hours or spending a few weeks. Seasoned travel writers Don and Barbara Laine offer the best hikes in the park for all levels, from an easy walk through the wildflowers, pines and fir trees of the Emerald Lake Trail to the strenuous East Longs Peak Trail, which climbs about 5,000 feet. The authors also cover a range of other activities in the park- fishing, skiing, horseback riding and biking-among others.

The guides are packed with honest tips for seeing all the parks treasures. Plus, a fully illustrated nature guide to help you identify the park's flora and fauna.

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"Amazingly easy to use. Very portable, very complete." —Booklist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764563416
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Series: Frommer's Park Guides Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.37 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors Residents of northern New Mexico for over 30 years, Don and Barbara Laine have traveled extensively throughout the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest, spending as much time as possible in the region's national parks and monuments. In addition to this book, they have authored or contributed to numerous travel guides, including Frommer's Colorado, Frommer's Denver, Boulder & Colorado Springs, Frommer's Utah, Frommer's Texas, Frommer's Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks, and Frommer's National Parks of the American West.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

1. Welcome to Rocky Mountain National Park.

One Gutsy Lady!

1. A Look at Rocky Mountain National Park Today.

2. The Best of Rocky Mountain National Park.

2. Planning Your Trip.

1. Getting Started: Information & Reservations.

2. When to Go.

What Should I Take?

3. Permits You Can Obtain in Advance.

4. Getting There.

5. Tips for RVers & Tenters.

Renting an RV for Your National Park Trek.

6. Learning Vacations & Organized Tours.

7. Tips for Travelers with Disabilities.

8. Tips for Travelers with Pets.

9. Tips for Travelers with Children.

10. Protecting Your Health & Safety.

Warning: You Are in Bear Country!

11. Protecting the Environment.

3. Exploring Rocky Mountain National Park.

1. Essentials.

Numbers, Numbers, Numbers.

Where to Find Rest Rooms.

Fast Facts: Rocky Mountain National Park.

2. Tips from a Park Ranger.

3. The Highlights.

4. How to See the Park in Several Days.

5. Driving Tours.

Old Fall River Road: A Step Back in Time.

6. Ranger Programs & Guided Hikes.

7. Historic Attractions.

The Grand Ditch.

4. Hikes & Other Outdoor Pursuits in Rocky Mountain National Park.

1. East-Side Day Hikes.

Photography 101: Tips from a Pro.

Rocky's Ultimate Challenge: Longs Peak.

2. West-Side Day Hikes.

3. Exploring the Backcountry.

Backcountry Equipment Checklist.

4. Biking & Mountain Biking.

5. Climbing & Mountaineering.

6. Educational Programs.

7. Fishing.

8. Horseback Riding.

9. Winter Activities.

5. Camping in Rocky Mountain National Park.

1. Lodging & Dining Inside the Park.

2. Camping Inside the Park.

3. Camping Near the Park on the East Side.

4. Camping Near the Park on the West Side.

Campgrounds.

5. Camper Services & Supplies.

6. Gateway Towns & the National Forests.

1. Estes Park.

The Shining Makes the Stanley Shine.

2. Grand Lake.

3. Roosevelt National Forest.

4. Arapaho National Forest & National Recreation Area.

7. A Nature Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park.

1. The Park's Life Zones.

2. The Landscape.

3. The Flora.

4. The Fauna.

For Bighorns, Bigger Is Better.

State Fish a Bit of a Wimp.

5. The Ecosystem.

Index.

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