13 Best Rocky Mountain National Park Travel Books

List Updated April 2020

Bestselling Rocky Mountain National Park Travel Books in 2020


Moon Rocky Mountain National Park (Travel Guide)

Moon Rocky Mountain National Park (Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • MOON

Rocky Mountain National Park [Map Pack Bundle] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

Rocky Mountain National Park [Map Pack Bundle] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • National Geographic Maps: National Geographic's waterproof and tear-resistant maps provide travelers with the perfect combination of detail and perspective, a necessity for any adventure.
  • Pocket Naturalist Guides: Waterford Press' Pocket Naturalist Guides are filled with accurate and lifelike illustrations of the wildlife you are likely to encounter on your travels.

Rocky Mountain National Park: The Complete Hiking Guide

Rocky Mountain National Park: The Complete Hiking Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Map

Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Map
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • ROCKY MT NATIONAL PARK #200

Rocky Mountain National Park: High Peaks: The Climber'S Guide

Rocky Mountain National Park: High Peaks: The Climber'S Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Best Hikes Rocky Mountain National Park: A Guide to the Park's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)

Best Hikes Rocky Mountain National Park: A Guide to the Park's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Falcon Guides

Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years

Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Best Easy Day Hikes Rocky Mountain National Park (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

Best Easy Day Hikes Rocky Mountain National Park (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Rockies Hiking/Backpacking Guides
  • Kent Dannen
  • Bedh Rocky Mtn Nat Park

Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West (Full-color Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • PUBLISHERS GROUP UK

Rocky Mountain National Park: The Jewel of the Rockies: black & white Edition (Scenic Guide) (Volume 1)

Rocky Mountain National Park: The Jewel of the Rockies: black & white Edition (Scenic Guide) (Volume 1)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Fodor's Colorado (Travel Guide)

Fodor's Colorado (Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Fodor s Colorado

Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: Including Indian Peaks Wilderness (Regional Hiking Series)

Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: Including Indian Peaks Wilderness (Regional Hiking Series)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Lace up your boots and sample more than 450 miles of trails in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Veteran hiker Kent Dannen introduces you to memorable trails highlighting the natural splendor of the Rockies. Each hike descripti

Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park Valley: The Climber'S Guide

Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park Valley: The Climber'S Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

US National Parks Passport Book: A Vacation Trip Planner and Memory Book

The National Parks Passport book not only keeps memories but it's the perfect travel companion. Inside is a guide with information to all of the national parks with room for cancellations. It's a unique gift and memory keeper for your summer vacation.

It is similar in concept and design to the U.S. Passport that you must have when visiting other countries. It's designed with a deep blue cover that resists creasing and tearing. At just over 6" long the book is small, compact and fits easily into your purse or backpack. It's also spiral bound to help it lay flat.

The U.S. National Parks Passport Book has quickly become one of my favorite travel accessories. I make sure to always take it with me on vacation.

Just inside the cover of the book is a clear plastic sleeve. This contains a map and guide to all of the national parks. It also has contact information for each park.

Flip a couple pages behind the plastic sleeve. You will find a color coded map of the U.S. that is divided by regions. Color coding on the edge of the book helps you find the section for the region that you are interested in quickly and easily.

When you turn to the section for each region you will find a map outline of the region. Each park in the region is given a number. The number corresponds to the listing for that park inside U.S. National Park Passport Book. A brief summary of the region follows as well as the name for each park.

National parks go by other names. There are national monuments, national historic sites, and more. The types of parks are different but they all fall under the general heading of National Parks. A helpful list of the park abbreviations is in the back of the book.

Next comes the part that I like most. There is a place for a regional stamp to stick-on. This works like a postage stamp. You buy them at any national park bookstore (or not as I chose to do.)

Under the area for the stamp are the spaces for cancellations. For me, this is the best part of the U.S. National Park Passport Book. This service is free and is done at every national park.

Take the book with you when you go on vacation. When you stop at a national park you can have the passport book "cancelled" at either the park bookstore or information desk. The rubber stamp that's used will have the park name, logo and date. It's a great way to keep up with the parks you've visited and when.

Sometimes we manage to visit a park either before its open or after the visitor center has closed. Occasionally we'll run into a park with a visitor center that's closed for upgrades. When that happens I make a note of the park name and visit in the stamp section of the National Parks Passport Book. If the stamp section is already full I'll use the page margins.

The books sell for $8.95. You can buy one at any national park bookstore. It makes a unique gift. When we went to the Lincoln Memorial last year I bought a U.S. National Parks Passport Book for each of them. The clerk cheerfully cancelled them for me. The girls were tickled to have a permanent reminder of their experience in Washington, D.C. Each of my daughters has also enjoyed having a book of their own.

The U.S. National Parks Passport Book helps make traveling fun. It's a memory keeper and trip planner. It's also a durable souvenir that can be referred to and used time and time again.

Sources:
Personal Experience
U.S. National Park Service