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. Choosing the best day and overnight hikes from the 359 miles of hiking trails and 200 backcountry sites is a major task. First-time, novice, and seasoned hikers hit the trail faster with this practical illustrated guide. Whether looking to watch 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, readers can find everything they need here. From Grand Lake in the west to Estes Park in the east, this guide covers the park with original GPS-based trail maps, detailed trail descriptions, overnight camping recommendations, trail guides suitable for different experience levels, and more.