If you’re looking for a Rocky Mountain map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 27 free Rocky Mountain National Park maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here I’ve got a bunch of maps, including both summer and winter trail maps, campgrounds, and a lot more. You can also browse the best-selling Rocky Mountain guidebooks and maps on Amazon.
Rocky Mountain map from the park brochures
This is map of Rocky Mountain National Park from the official brochure, given at the park entrance. Click the image to view a full size JPG (2.3 mb) or download the PDF (1.3 mb).
Rocky Mountain trail and backcountry maps
I haven’t yet found any free Rocky Mountain trail maps good enough for navigation or route planning, so the National Geographic Trails Illustrated map is your best bet for hiking since it shows topographic lines, trail mileages, and backcountry campsites. The free maps below are good for general planning, but won’t be too helpful once you’re on the actual trail due to lack of detail.
The Bear Lake trail map zooms in on the Bear Lake Road and shows mileages and elevation gain to popular destinations from Bear Lake, Glacier Gorge, and others. Click the image to view a full size JPG (400 kb).
Here’s a Kawuneeche trail map and guide, showing the locations and distance of many west side trails and including trail descriptions and time estimates as well. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.0 mb).
Rocky Mountain campground maps
If you’re not sure which campground below to stay in, you might want to read visitor campground reviews on TripAdvisor. Here are links for reviews for Moraine Park, Glacier Basin, Aspenglen, and Timber Creek. If you’re feeling fancy and want a roof over your head for those afternoon thunderstorms, you can check out reviews and compare prices on vacation rentals near the park. Or just check out the reviews on Estes Park lodging.
This is a map of Timber Creek Campground, located on the west side of Rocky, which tends to be much less crowded and busy than the areas near Estes Park. Click the image to view a full size GIF (100 kb).
Rocky Mountain shuttle and road maps
This is a Rocky Mountain shuttle bus map, showing the free shuttle bus stops along the Bear Lake Road. Click the image to view a full size GIF (50 kb) or download the PDF (2.3 mb).
Rocky Mountain lodging map
If you’d like to see an interactive Rocky Mountain lodging map provided by Hotels.com, click the image to the right (which will open in a new window). Most lodging options are on the east side of Rocky in Estes Park, but you can also find places to stay in Grand Lake on the quiet side of the park. You can also check out the photo/text listings of Rocky lodging sorted by highest guest rating.
Rocky Mountain winter maps
Here’s a Bear Lake winter trail map, marking the different ski and snowshoe routes open during the winter months (and labeling those with high avalanche danger). Click the image to view a full size JPG (400 kb).
This Wild Basin winter trail map shows the winter parking area, which adds nearly a mile to any ski or snowshoe destination compared to summer hiking. Click the image to view a full size JPG (300 kb).
Rocky Mountain geologic map
Simple Rocky Mountain trail maps
Below you’ll find a few of Rocky Mountain National Park’s old-style trail maps that have been superceded by the new maps listed higher up on this page. I’m keeping these older ones here in case you prefer this hand-drawn style of maps.
This is a Bear Lake trail map, showing the popular trails off the Bear Lake Road (Bear Lake, Glacier Gorge, Sprague Lake, Hollowell Park, Fern Lake, etc). Click the image to view a full size GIF (150 kb).
This is a Wild Basin winter trail map, showing trails originating from the Wild Basin section of the park, accessed from a separate entrance off Highway 7. Click the image to view a full size GIF (100 kb).
Rocky Mountain map prints and gifts
Printed high-resolution Rocky Mountain map posters and other products are available at the Rocky Mountain Maps store. For prints, gift ideas, and souvenirs featuring other national parks, support this site and visit the National Park Maps store; you’ll find items to bring on vacation, keep at home for the memories, or give to your park-enthusiast friends and loved ones.
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