Walks with Nature in Rocky Mountain National Park by Kent Dannen

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Published by East Woods Press in Charlotte, N.C .

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park (Colo.),
  • Colorado,
  • Rocky Mountain National Park


  • Nature trails -- Colorado -- Rocky Mountain National Park -- Guidebooks.,
  • Hiking -- Colorado -- Rocky Mountain National Park -- Guidebooks.,
  • Rocky Mountain National Park (Colo.) -- Guidebooks.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementtext and photos by Kent and Donna Dannen.
ContributionsDannen, Donna, 1949- joint author.
LC ClassificationsQH104.5.R6 D36
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. :
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4111659M
ISBN 100914788388
LC Control Number80026665

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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.

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With your purchase, you are supporting the research and educational missions of Rocky Mountain National Park. Rocky Mountain National Park draws hikers from all around the world to its diverse and beautiful trails.

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Located just outside Rocky Mountain National Park in the Roosevelt National Forest, Lily Mountain is one of the few dog-friendly hikes in the area and is included on RMNP trail maps. At the top, you’ll get to enjoy panoramic views of the park, including Mount Meeker, Longs Peak, the mountains along the Continental Divide, Estes Cone, and Twin.

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There, Jessie and her friends went on an adventure that took them along creeks, and up high to crystal clear mountain lakes.

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Rising high in the Front Range of the Rockies is an alpine paradise called Rocky Mountain National Park. It has five glaciers and more than mountain peaks reaching o ft., with Longs Peak towering above them all at 14, ft.

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Diamond Lake Conservation Area is km west of Wanaka on the Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Road. Nature and conservation. The Diamond Lake Conservation Area's landscape has been carved by Ice Age glaciers, with stands of native forest and shrubland nestling into bluff systems.

Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre. If this is your first visit to Rocky Mountain National Park, start with one of the most scenic drives in the country.

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It contains detailed information for more than of the world’s great hikes, and was put together with the mission of inspiring and enabling folks to go backpacking. ~ Cam “Swami” Honan – described by Backpacker Magazine as “the most.

With over miles of hiking trails, Rocky Mountain National Park has some of the best hikes in Colorado. RMNP has more waterfalls than any other area on the Front Range, and you are guaranteed to see wildlife–we jokingly call it the Rocky Mountain National Zoo.

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