Books and other Publications about Rocky Mountain National Park

As you begin planning for your visit to Rocky Mountain National Park, here are some highly recommended books and other publications to help you prepare. These include hiking guides, children's books, nature guides, a calendar, a topographical map, etc.

Wild Light (2nd Edition) - NEW!

This new edition of Wild Light is now better than ever. It features 168 new photos, updated content, and additional pages that showcase the park's diverse and majestic landscapes.

Hiking RMNP: The Essential Guide

Plan your trip to Rocky Mountain National Park using the most up-to-date hiking guide filled with gorgeous color photos, custom maps, elevation profile graphs and all the information you need to know to be prepared and stay safe.

2024 Rocky Mountain National Park Scenic Calendar

Enjoy the changing seasons of Rocky Mountain National Park with a beautiful wall calendar that will transport you to the mountains of Colorado.

The Photographer's Guide to RMNP

Are you planning a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park? Do you want to take stunning photos of this incredible landscape? Then you will want this book written by a professional photographer who has spent nearly 20 years exploring and photographing Rocky.

Hiking RMNP: The Pocket Guide

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.

Whispers in the Wilderness (temporarily out of print))

This gorgeous hardcover book filled with photos of Rocky Mountain National Park uses nature as a means to explore our often-overlooked inner world and invites us on a journey towards wholeness. Whispers in the Wilderness has won numerous national and regional awards.

Rocky Mountain Note Cards (New!)

Share the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park with every card you send. These gorgeous cards are sure to bring a smile.

Rocky Mountain National Park Natural History Handbook

From its geological origins to today’s inspiring landscapes, a seasoned naturalist reveals the wonder of Rocky Mountain National Park in this natural history handbook. Striking images enhance the author’s comprehensive descriptions.

Map – RMNP Trails Illustrated Topographic

National Geographic The Rocky Mountain National Park Trails Illustrated map is the most comprehensive recreational map for Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park.

Enos Mills’ Colorado

A fascinating collection of 19 essays written by Enos Mills, Colorado’s famous naturalist, outdoorsman and pioneer conservationist. Includes tales of Mills’ wilderness adventures with snowslides, wild beasts and even wilder weather.

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers 2nd Edition

This is the perfect hiking companion for wildflower enthusiasts or for those just wanting to know what flowers they are seeing on their hike. It is a color-coded, easy-to-use reference. Each wildflower is described by both its common and scientific names.

Nature Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park

This easy-to-read field guide will help you identify more than 200 species of mammals, birds, insects, fish, wildflowers, mushrooms, and more in Rocky Mountain National Park. Includes photos, maps, and more.

A Natural History of Trail Ridge Road

Trail Ridge Road was constructed from 1929 to 1932. It opened the following year to tourists and earned immediate inclusion among the scenic wonders of the world. The author takes us on a tour across Colorado’s most famous byway.

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains

See those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a fox or a wolf? This handy-sized field guide will help you determine which mammals, birds reptiles and amphibians have passed your way and might still be nearby.

Who Pooped in the Park?

Watch where you step! Sometimes the animals that live in Rocky Mountain National Park are hard to find – but you can almost always find their poop! Find poop (scat) and footprints (tracks) and discover which animal made them.

Cimarron the Bighorn Sheep

It’s spring in the Rocky Mountains, and Cimarron, the bighorn lamb, is experiencing the world around him for the very first time. Join Cimarron through the seasons of his first year as he comes face to face with Rocky Mountain wildlife.

High as a Hawk

Based on the historic 1905 summit of Longs Peak by 8-year old Harriet Peters, this book combines powerful, poetic writing with magnificent paintings. Together, they make a truly inspiring journey.